Skin Tags / Papilloma / Fibro Epithelial Polypilloma
Skin tags are painless, noncancerous growths on the skin. They’re connected to the skin by a small, thin stalk called a peduncle.
Why do they appear?
This may be due to pregnancy hormones and weight gain. Skin tags aren’t contagious. There may be a genetic connection. It isn’t unusual for multiple family members to have them. Skin tags are common in both men and women, especially after age 50. Since they usually show up in skin folds, friction may play a role.
Areas they are commonly found
They can appear anywhere on your body, though they’re commonly found in places where your skin folds such as the:
• area under your breasts