Skin tags are benign growths that usually appear in areas where your skin has folds. Skin tags are also called acrochordons. They occur in at least 25 percent of adults. These growths are typically brown or beige, and are attached to the rest of your skin by a thin stalk.
Genital Skin Tags or Warts from HPV: Symptoms, Removal, and More
Skin Tags vs Warts. Skin tags and warts may appear the same to the untrained eye. Even doctors with minimal experience may misdiagnose these two conditions. It is very common to receive plenty of advice from friends and family about the diseases we may have. Combine this with a misdiagnosis, you get total panic.
Skin tags are extra-folds of anal tissue. They may develop from the stretched overlying skin of a thrombosed external hemorrhoid or the way in which the tissue in an anal fissure fails to heal properly. But the main impetus lies with some type of localized injury.
Anal warts also called "condyloma acuminata" are a condition that affects the area around and inside the anus. They may also affect the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, perhaps as small as the head of a pin, and may grow quite large and cover the entire anal area. They usually appear as a flesh or brownish color.