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Acrochordons  
hanging skin tag

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Definition  

Acrochordons are harmless skin growths that appear to hang off the skin. They are more commonly known as skin tags. Acrochordons are benign and don't require treatment. If necessary, they can be removed by your doctor.

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Causes  

Acrochordons consist of collagen fibers and blood vessels that are surrounded by a thin layer of skin. It is not clear what causes them.

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Risk Factors  

Factors that increase your risk of getting acrochordons include:

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Symptoms  

Acrochordons usually appear as flesh-colored skin growths. They are generally small, but can range in size from 1 millimeter to 5 centimeters in diameter. They are often found in folds of the skin. They don't cause symptom