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post #1 of 10
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I have skin tags in my armpits and on my aerolas. The ones on my aerolas tend to disappear, but not the ones on my arm pits. I am hoping they will go away after birth. Even dd(who nurses) has one her chin.

Has anyone experienced this before and did they go away?
post #2 of 10
I know that they tend to be hormonal...women with PCOS have a tendency to get them. Which is not to say you have PCOS, but just to say that it's a hormonally-based phenomenon.

My guess would be that they'll go away postpartum, as your hormones get back to a more normal state. Kind of like acne and other skin changes that happen. But I'm pretty much just talking out of my butt on this one.
post #3 of 10
I got quite a few skin tags when pregnant with DD.
They mostly went away.
They annoyed the heck out of me at the time, though.
post #4 of 10
I had them with my son and they didn't go away 3 months PP so I had them removed at a dermatologist's office. I have KP too, so I sort of expected to get skin tags.
post #5 of 10
yep, me too. i had one but now i have a few. the dermatologist can remove them if they stay and they bother you. my niece had one on her nose, right on the tip and it took literally a minute to get rid of it.
post #6 of 10
They may improve after pregnancy (I'm hoping mine do) but if not you can cut them off with a sharp, sterilized pair of manicure scissors. Not that I'd do anything like that. :
post #7 of 10
Neither would I *crosses fingers behind back*

Mind you, they were teeny little things
post #8 of 10
I get one somewhere with each pregnancy. My daughter's is on my back and with my son it was under my eye. After he was born I think I scratched it off in my sleep. I woke up one morning and it was gone. With this baby it's under my arm and the one under my eye has started to come back but it's barely visible.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Katielady View Post
I know that they tend to be hormonal...women with PCOS have a tendency to get them. Which is not to say you have PCOS, but just to say that it's a hormonally-based phenomenon.
Really? I've never heard that. It explains a lot. Thanks for the info.
post #10 of 10
I believe the Dr. Sears Pregnancy Book talks about skin tags in pregnancy. I've never had them but have gotten a few small ones from this pregnancy. The book says they don't go away postpartum, but you can get them removed at a dermatologists office (all they do is clip them off or, if they're a little bigger, they first give a little anesthetic injection and then clip it off. So either way the only thing you can do is clip it off...just depends on whether you want the shot of anesthetic before it or not).
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