During childbirth, I managed to give myself some pretty big hemmies. Then, during my "first" flare (the one that mostly cleared up by itself in December), they got really, really, really bad. One of them was gigantic and hurt like a mo-fo. I manged to get them shrunk down during the few weeks I was ok in December and kept them small during the "second" flare that started in January by using cortisone cream. However, now I have a couple of skin tags, one of which is pretty large. They don't hurt, but they are annoying and hard to clean around. I also worry about getting hemmies there again and I've read they are worse when they come back after a skin tag.
Has anyone had skin tags removed? If so, what was the procedure like and how painful was the recovery?
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).