Question by  apple (447)

What is the difference between a skin tag and a mole?


Answer by  Marybeth (841)

A skin tag is a small flesh colored piece of skin that hangs off the skin like a tag, thus the name. They can also be brown on a person with light skin color, but most often they are flesh colored. A mole is flatter and closer to the skin, usually brown and runs deeper into the skin.


Answer by  Nona (16)

Both skin tags and moles are generally non-cancerous. A skin tag is usually considered a cosmetic issue and is a small flaps of excess skin that can be an irritant if located in a sensitive area. Moles are caused by grouping of cells in the skin that have pigment in them. They are usually brown or black.


Answer by  Jackie50 (360)

A skin tag is a small growth of extra skin that hangs from the rest of your normal skin. It is usually the same color and texture as your normal skin. A mole, however, is a brown or black growth on the skin that is more like a raise bump.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Skin tags are a flap of tissue that hangs from the skin by a connecting stalk- they are always benign. Moles are a cluster of skin cells that grew in a clump rather than spread out over the skin. They are usually darker than the surrounding skin, and have the potential to become cancerous, so watch for any changes.


Answer by  scardeycat (1)

I think I have skin tag but its longer and wrinkly and stretchy. I have never had intercourse. What is it? It's next to my vaginal opening and it's in my inner labia.

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