Is skin tags on scrotum normal?

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so I know this is a very odd question but how many men out there with diabetes have skin tags on the man area, to be more exact the scrotum? I myself just developed 2 of them. they have been there for several months and have not changed. very small and spread apart. I have actually been to my primary doctor and was told they were just skin tags, but I am very concerned that he might be mistaken. I have an appointment with a dermatologist next week.

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    Hi Jack, I don't know how related this is, but I've heard there is a virus that causes both skin tags and diabetes.

    There is some information about skin tags in the groin and other areas as symptoms of diabetes.

    There is other information that skin tags in the groin area can be caused by HPV, genital warts and herpes virus.

    Really, in the end, its likely your system is down and not able to fight off viruses.

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      well I have diabetes. I've been a diabetic for the past 2 years. I was taking very good care of myself at the start, but I've slacked off for the past year or so. my doctor said it was not genital warts after looking at them, but I'm just scared really. I keep wanting to doubt he is right. although I pray he is right.

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      I also went to 2 different std clinics and both people that saw me said they weren't genital warts. .... I was just hoping that a fellow male diabetic went through the same thing with skin tags. it would really help calm my nerves. I'm almost at my wits ends.

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      Hi Jack, I have skin tags and not just in the groin area...They are common and I noticed mine got worse the more ill/ run down I was. I am removing them by binding with a contraption I bought from Amazon, works a treat, those I have thus far removed have not returned...I doubt you have anything to worry about, they are nothing sinister and also a part of the aging process, though in the wrong area they can rub whilst walking. Good luck

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