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Pregnancy Problems

During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Skin Tags During Pregnancy

Ah, skin tags. Another not-so-fun side-effect of pregnancy. Here's hot to spot them -- and what to do about them.

What are skin tags during pregnancy?

Skin tags are extra pieces of skin that look like tiny bumps. They usually appear in places like your arms or boobs (we know, ick), but they’re totally harmless.

What are the signs of skin tags?

You’ll have small, loose growths of skin anywhere your skin rubs together a lot.

Are there any tests for skin tags?

No, but if your doc thinks they’re something other than skin tags, you might get other tests.

How common are skin tags?

Sorry, but they come with all the other skin changes going on with your body (hello, dark spots on your face!).

How did I get skin tags?

Blame it on the hormones again -- they’re most likely the cause. Skin tags usually form in areas where skin rubs against itself, which, let’s face it, is inevitable with all the weight you’re gaining.

How will skin tags affect my baby?

The good news is, even though they’re annoying, they won’t affect baby.

What’s the best way to treat skin tags during pregnancy?

Skin tags typically disappear on their own after birth, but if there’s still extra skin hanging around a few months after baby’s born, you may want to schedule a visit with your dermatologist to have them removed. The process is quick and painless (kind of like removing a wart), and you’ll come out tag-free.

-- Dr. Francesca J. Fusco

 

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