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What do you think it is? Its not itchy or hurt me. Please help with this. Cant see a doctor right now

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    I’m not sure... if there is not a clinic nearby or you don’t have time, sometimes there are online medical services that will give you some advice for a small fee.  If you can’t afford that, I think a free clinic is your best bet.

     

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    Waganaga, hi dearheart, did you ever find out what this growth is?  I just went looking by using the term 'mushroom like growth on labia'  and I found the following on one website.  hope this helps. 

    Causes

    Skin tags usually develop as a result of the friction that is created when skin rubs against skin frequently. The genitals are a common area for skin tags to develop because the area has a lot of skin folds that make it possible for the body to create a significant amount of friction. Skin tags are more common in overweight individuals than thinner individuals and usually occur after midlife, according to Medline Plus.

    Symptoms

    In most cases, the only symptom of a skin tag around the genitals is the actual, visible skin growth. Skin tags differ in appearance between individuals. Some skin tags are light tan or peach-colored, whereas others can range in color from light brown to dark brown. The skin tag may lie flat against the body or be attached to the genital through a mushroom-like stalk. According to Medline Plus, the skin tag can be miniscule or up to one-half of an inch.

    If the skin tag becomes irritated, it may cause itching or discomfort. The skin tag may also bleed if it gets caught on clothing or other areas of the skin.

    Diagnosis

    In order to diagnosis a skin tag around the genitals, a dermatologist will look at the area and eliminate other possible conditions, such as herpes viral infections. If the skin tag looks abnormal, the doctor may perform a biopsy to test for abnormalities, such as cancer.

    Treatment

    Treatment is not required for skin tags around the area, but may be desired for cosmetic reasons. Treatment for skin tags usually consists of removal of the entire skin growth. The growth may be cut off with a scalpel, electrically burned off or cauterized or frozen off with liquid nitrogen in a procedure called cryotherapy, according to Cleveland Clinic.

    Prognosis

    When skin tags around the genitals are removed, they usually do not return in the same area. Medline Plus notes that skin tags may develop in other areas, however.

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