Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Skin tags?

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I have what appears to be skin tags, like legit skin tags with in the vaginal lips. Not on the vagina but al the inside of the lips close to it. What could this be from? They don't hurt and don't look like warts just tiny pieces of torn flesh. I've had them  for a while

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Jess,

Those could be completely normal and just vestibular papilloma. If you want to test them to see if they could be HPV then you could dip a QTip into white vinegar and apply the solution to the skin tags. If they turn WHITE, then that's usually an indication of HPV or even pre-cancerous tissue. However, if they stay pinkish or even a grayish sort of color, then it's normal tissue and nothing to worry about. If you are 21 or older your OBGYN will assess these VP whenever you get a pap smear every 3 years :) Best of luck.

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John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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