Skin Tags (cont.)
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The diagnosis of skin tags is made by observation as skin tags usually have a very characteristic appearance.
Laboratory tests or other diagnostic studies are typically not required. However, your doctor may recommend that a skin tag be excised and sent to a pathologist for microscopic diagnosis to rule out other conditions of the skin that can produce lesions similar in appearance to skin tags. Certain types of moles (nevi), benign skin growths (such as seborrheic keratosis), and warts can sometimes resemble skin tags. It is very rare for a skin cancer to resemble a skin tag.
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