They are removed for more cosmetic reasons than anything else.
It's probably not actually a skin tag.
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A doctor may freeze off skin tags by applying liquid nitrogen.
An infection can delay healing, and you may need further treatment to stop the bacteria from spreading.
Although skin tags may be sensitive, they rarely cause pain.
See your doctor for confirmation that your growth is, in fact, an anal skin tag.
A doctor can remove the skin tags with a quick in-office procedure.
Lasering, cutting, cauterizing ,or freezing are all options.