To prevent complications, your doctor may remove only one anal skin tag at a time. Pain relievers may also be used intermittently to control symptoms. This is not to suggest that it might not be something else. Anal cancer is rare, but when it occurs, it may spread to other parts of the body. It can look a bit like a lipoma but is close to the surface of the skin lipomas are deeper under the skin.
A laser burns the tag away, and any remaining skin falls off.
Lumps and swellings
Your doctor may perform a visual exam and look at the anus for signs of a skin tag. What You Should Know Genital skin tags are benign, but some people want them removed because of how they look. Malignant tumors may spread to other parts of the body over time, if left untreated. They can also look similar to genital warts. A tumor is an abnormal growth in the body. The skin around the anus is often looser than skin on other parts of the body.