Miss Patricia Boorman

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon


Perianal skin tags

Anal skin tags, or rectal skin tags, are common and usually harmless growths that hang off the skin around the outside of the anus.

Perianal skin tags may be mistaken for warts or haemorrhoids (piles). Anal skin tags are not a risk to health, but can cause irritation. 

Skin tags can be removed surgically under local anaesthetic, but this is not generally funded through the NHS as it is considered a cosmetic procedure that can be painful and is not medically necessary.

If your doctor believes that your skin tag is causing significant health related problems that could be alleviated through surgery the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) may consider funding the surgery.

Book a consultation with Miss Boorman today.