Who gets anal skin tags?
Anyone can get anal skin tags.
However, they are more prevalent in those who are obese or those who suffer from
chronic bowel problems such as Crohn’s disease. Women who are pregnant are a higher
risk for skin tags because of the hormone fluctuations during pregnancy.
There is some evidence to support the idea that skin tags may be hereditary.
Anal skin tags may also occur as a result of an inflammatory lesion, anal injury
or trauma. They can also occur when an external hemorrhoid swells. Although the
hemorrhoid usually shrinks down in time, loose skin at the anus may be left, leaving
anal skin tags. On occasion, anal skin tags occur in association with other bowel
problems such as Crohn’s disease.