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    I have been getting what is known as skin tags. They seem to appear over night. I have had them removed from my neck area. The dermotologist said they would get bigger if not removed. Yuk, they are disgusting enough to look at when they are small. Now they are appearing in my underarm area. My eye dr. said they are common on the eyelid and around the eyes too. :shock: I"ve never had medical attention for my armpit before but there is a first time for everything. :lol:

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    Same here.

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    I've gotten them too but right on my face. My dr said its considered "cosmetic surgery" to have them removed. Terrific. I'm waiting for one to pop out right on the end of my nose.

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    yep, i've got what they now call AGE spots. funny thing is the Derm used to zap them and called them pre cancerous. well one of the now AGE spots turned into Basal Cell skin cancer and he removed it. what about the others? I'm about to change Derm's soon anyway. tired of being told i'm old in sneaky ways.
    as we age though, our imune systems get older too and that's why the skin tags appear. sorry.

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    Native - Every doc I go to; from family to specialtist - they all use the term "That is part of the aging process." I always walk out of their offices and want to scream - if I hear that one more time...... They must teach that in medical school. Come to think of it after my eye exam this year that doc said the same thing about my eyes!

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    Brown spots, age spots, tags, wrinkles, bi-focals, thinning skin...do they really think they need to remind us we are getting old???? "It's the pits":roll: :roll: :roll: :lol:

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    Why is it considered cosmetic surgery? Mine were removed with an office visit. My Derm freezes them, it takes only seconds and they are gone for good. Insurance covered it like they do for any office visit. I think it's all how a Dr. office will submit it to insurance. Cosmetic surgery is way more expensive then routine Dr. visit. I'd change Drs. And any Dr. can remove them with freezing, if they aren't by the eye area.

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    Forgot to say the Dr. said the tags were caused by a type of virus, not necessarily by old age. Many younger people are plagued by them. He suggested I bath my body with Johnson's baby shampoo, that helps suppress them especially around the eye area.

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    I got them too. I sterilized the manicure scissors and snipped them off. I had one on my underarm and one on my eyelid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I got them too. I sterilized the manicure scissors and snipped them off. I had one on my underarm and one on my eyelid.
    Ooooo Wheee!!! I had not thought of doing that :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Brown spots, age spots, tags, wrinkles, bi-focals, thinning skin...do they really think they need to remind us we are getting old???? "It's the pits":roll: :roll: :roll: :lol:
    and how about every time they ask for symptoms, they jump on:
    MENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE!!!
    well, i might actually be in the beginnings, now, but they been saying that for about 7-8 years!...like I don't have enough medical problems.
    Don't rush me!!!
    quit shoving ya medical dodohead...I said doedoe :mrgreen:

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    kwhite, OUCH! you really did that? How did you cut even with the skin line? That is too squeamy for me to try. I'm a whimp. :? :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I got them too. I sterilized the manicure scissors and snipped them off. I had one on my underarm and one on my eyelid.
    OOOWWWYYYY, KW!!!!!! :shock:

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    I'm not sure that I want to tie a bow around them and show them off :roll: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I got them too. I sterilized the manicure scissors and snipped them off. I had one on my underarm and one on my eyelid.
    Whoa!! Did that hurt? I actually scrubbed one of mine off. Saved a dr visit. Now I get hard, little white bumps on my face. What is that?

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    LOL, AMMA...replied before reading further...seems, you cause ESP wherever you go!* :lol:

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    DH gets them from time to time and they get big. So he has me tie a sewing thread very tightly around their base (I call it body quilting lol). This eliminates the blood supply to the darn things and eventually they fall off. (If I don't clip the thread, I can also yank his chain - so to speak).

    Ah yes, the ageing process.

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    I had a complete hysterectomy so I missed menopause. :P I have to take estrogen for the rest of my life because I don't have any ovaries to produce the slight amount needed to not shrivel up. One good thing about it I didn't have to go through any menopause symptoms. I was young so I thought it was great no more monthly visits to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Brown spots, age spots, tags, wrinkles, bi-focals, thinning skin...do they really think they need to remind us we are getting old???? "It's the pits":roll: :roll: :roll: :lol:
    and how about every time they ask for symptoms, they jump on:
    MENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE!!!
    well, i might actually be in the beginnings, now, but they been saying that for about 7-8 years!...like I don't have enough medical problems.
    Don't rush me!!!
    quit shoving ya medical dodohead...I said doedoe :mrgreen:
    Went thru menopause quite a few years ago. My dr at the time was very conservative and didn't want to put me on meds. Good for him, I found out later. However, after 3 years of that sh** I went in for a dr visit (and any woman who has gone thru meno knows this feeling), I said "If you don't give me something for these hot flashes, I am going to grab you by the throat and throw you against the wall!! He looked at me and said, "Well, maybe it's time." Smart man.

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    When you catch them when they are little it is no worse then the shot the Dr. will give you to numb it. Just a pinch and a tiny spot of blood and it is over. A razor in the right place would work too.

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    I've only had one on my eyelid and I just kept twisting it until it was gone. - Hasn't come back yet.....but who knows what tomorrow will bring.

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    I cut them off too, I numb them first with a ice cube. Too chicken not to numb it first!

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    Every doc I go to from family to specialtist - they all use the term "That is part of the aging process."
    Reminds me of a story my FIL told me.

    Man goes to doctor because his knee hurts. Doctor says, "It's due to old age." Man says, "I don't know, doc. My other knee is the same age and it doesn't hurt."

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    i had some removed on my neck, i think 'burned' off. the thing is, i get a great tan every summer without trying and now where the tags were there are little white spots. looks great. a polka-dotted neck. i'm probably the only one who notices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I have been getting what is known as skin tags. They seem to appear over night. I have had them removed from my neck area. The dermotologist said they would get bigger if not removed. Yuk, they are disgusting enough to look at when they are small. Now they are appearing in my underarm area. My eye dr. said they are common on the eyelid and around the eyes too. :shock: I"ve never had medical attention for my armpit before but there is a first time for everything. :lol:
    Just be happy its treatable and thank your creator or whatever you might belive in for not having a rash in your private bits..................... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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