to snip my skintag?

(288 Posts)
WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:22:15

It;'s courtesy of DS2, who is now nearly 2.

It;s been growing silently since that pregnancy, the fucker is HUGE now.

It;'s on my side. Big and fleshy and flappy.

I catch it on my clothes and it stops me showing off my otherwise amazeballs bikini bod in public, donchaknow.

Shall I fuck it off with the nail clippers?

If youse dare me I will do it.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:22:36

THREE fucking It's and every one with a mistype <sigh>

WorraLiberty Sat 21-Sep-13 22:23:52

You'd risk possible heavy bleeding and infection because some faceless internet people dared you to?

No, just make an appointment with you GP who will either do it for you or refer you to someone who will.

DragonsAreReal Sat 21-Sep-13 22:24:05

I cut mine and it was on my groin! I did it with nail scissors after a long hot soak in the bath, just do it and hold a savlon wipe to it after.

Jolleigh Sat 21-Sep-13 22:24:08

Let me know how it goes...I have one in my arm pit that pisses me off when I'm shaving!

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:26:22

Noooo, tie it very tightly with a piece of cotton until it shrivels and drops off! That is the correct, safe and painless way to do it ! xxxx

I'd have to namechange to tell you where mine are

weddingballs Sat 21-Sep-13 22:26:50


reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:27:04

No, because you will bleed to death.

i did one in the crease of my elbow with nail clippers.. It was very small but it did bleed. I also tied one off with dental floss-it went purple and fell off.

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:00

PLease everybody, cotton tie it!! xxxx

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:14

Dragons, did it bleed like a motherfucker? That's the only bit that worries me. If it stars vomming blood I may freak. If it's just a mini volcano then gravy.

I was a self harm pro in my twenties so this should be a doddle.

<slight wibble>

SlobAtHome Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:30

I did my own while my own nails when I was a teen!! shock was fine though but I don't want to dare you as it can be risky.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:37

I tried floss, it did fuck all.

How huge is it?

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:43

Yes sparkling, dental floss will do!

chocolatemartini Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:48

I tied cotton around one and it went black and fell off. If you cut it I think it might bleed a lot.

TheBigJessie Sat 21-Sep-13 22:29:44

For deities' sake, no, don't just snip it off!

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:29:51

Tieing it off will kill blood supply to it! no blood and NOOO pain! xxx

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 21-Sep-13 22:31:01

I have two on my armpit, they really creep me out. I'll do the dental floss thing grin

I hope it's not too minty, buuuuuurn!!

bellabelly Sat 21-Sep-13 22:31:03

I absentmindedly picked at one of mine on my neck the other day, next thing I knew it had come off and was bleeding a fair bit. I put tcp and savlon on it, held a tissue up against it until th ebleeding had stopped (didn't take long). Now, a few days later, you can't see that it was ever there. I've got loads of the bloody things (since pregnancy), I'm going to snip them all off with nail clippers when I'm feeling brave!

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:32:58

Bella, NOOOO do not cut off!!! use cotton or dental floss, tie them tight, they will lose blood supply and drop off, no pain no blood ! xxxxx

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 21-Sep-13 22:33:57

You need to use dental floss of fine fishing line type thread. Tie it round VERY tightly. It will puff up, shrivel, go black and drop off. DO NOT cut it.

ThePuffyShirt Sat 21-Sep-13 22:34:35

I have just treated a friend's mahoosive one on his neck. I tied one of my hairs around it, very tightly.

He was panicking by day 3 as it was red and angry, but it fell off on day 4.

Snipping off sounds painful!

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:34:43

Well said Saggy!!! xxxxxxx

Easyonthetonic Sat 21-Sep-13 22:36:10

It's huge is it?

No, no, no. That way madness lies.

boschy Sat 21-Sep-13 22:36:43

I had mine done by the GP (cauterisation). hurt like fuck afterwards! if I had the contortionist ability, I would try the dental floss/cotton route before snipping them off.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:04

It;s big enough, If I flatten it it;s about a cm across.

Jolleigh Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:23

I'm curious as to what constitutes a huge skin tag?

Jolleigh Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:43

x-post, sorry!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:47

What causes skin tags then? And why do they appear in pregnancy?

I haven't got one, I am just nosy.

I would snip it off. What's the worst that can happen?

Lj8893 Sat 21-Sep-13 22:42:02

I have a few.
I had a massive one on my inner thigh that my doctor burnt off when I was in my early teens and it left a scar.

I might try the cotton tying on my other ones though, but I have one on my nipple (sorry tmi) will it work there and will it be safe? (I'm 35 weeks pregnant if that makes a difference?!)

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 21-Sep-13 22:43:11

A skin tag is generally formed where things rub on the skin. They are very common under arms where sleeves and bras rub and on necks from collar chafe. Ive had several. I had one on my neck that DS used to call my 'rice crispy'! It was exactly where the car seatbelt rubbed my neck. It shrivelled up and fell off of its own accord in the end. Ive had others off via tying. Its easy.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 21-Sep-13 22:44:16

LeGav It could bleed PROFUSELY!

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 22:46:30

I had one on the edge of my nipple. A quick go with the nail scissors and it was gone. Didn't hurt but bled like the proverbial bastard. Still it stopped eventually and no longer gets caught in my bra. smile

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:47:56

Gav, you can bleed to death. shock

my GP doesnt treat them as it is cosmetic. I went to a beauty place who zapped them with heat and it didnt help much. I tied floss round it and when that didnt get rid of the humongous one in my armpit quick enough I got dh to cut it off with scissors instead (was too fat to get it between the teeth of the nailclippers). It did bleed quite a lot but has healed up beautifully. Smaller ones have been nailclippered off without floss. DH even got me to nailclipper one of his off too.

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:02

They are harmless, but unfortunately, can get caught on clothing etc and then bleed which can be awful. I believe a gp can cauterise them off with a general appointment, but tieing them off with cotton achieves the same result!xx

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:12

Well, the bleeding will stop in the end. grin

justmakingdo Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:28

I had one on the end of my nipple, I cut it off with nail clippers.
It hurt like fuck, and bled loads, I don't recommend it!

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:00

Get the doctor to do it, really, please.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:13

You wouldn't bleed to death would you?

I am probably the least helpful person on this thread.

MatryoshkaDoll Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:20

I had one on my back. DP snipped it off with nail clippers <romance>.

It didn't bleed and now it's like it was never there.

On balance, I say do it. But them I'm quite a home surgery fan.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:43

OWWW fucking Norah at attacking the END of your nipple with nail clippers.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:45

Yeah, the bleeding will stop when you are DEAD.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:17

I tried it with teh nail clippers and COULDN'T.


landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:41

You lot are mad with the nail clippers!!!!! smile USE THE COTTON!!!!!!!

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:52

Snap justmakingdo, anything on the nipples has got to go in my opinion.

Also, I've never heard of anyone bleeding to death from a home skintag removal. <wanders off to google>

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:53

Reeling, GetOrf, come and do it for me?<begs>

BigPigLittlePig Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:53

Bloody hell envy

This thread is making my bottom feel a bit wibbly and I'm a doctor

I would go down the cotton route. But as evidenced by my wibbly bottom I would appear to be a coward.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:51:05

The nipple one has made me wince and my knuckles contract.

numb it with an ice pack (I used one from the kids pack lunches), have a couple of alcoholic drinks and then get your other half (if you have one) to hack it off with nail clippers or scissors (we used hairdressing scissors). Have a dressing or lots of tissues on stand by to mop up the blood. If it is a big fat one then tie floss round the base of it for a couple of days beforehand.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:51:16


We are at completely the opposite ends of the spectrum.

Me - yeah, go on, give it a go. It's only a bit of blood
Reeling - you will DIE I tell you


WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:51:35

Shall I burn it with a lighter?

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:51:58

Just neck a tequila. Count to three and CLIP IT CLIP IT

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:52:24

Yeh, gwan, burn it off wih a lighter shock

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:52:24

What about those silver nitrate sticks you can buy?

Burn the fucker.

p.s. I tried to go to the GP but they dont treat them any more as they are seen as cosmetic

Ewwwwgross Sat 21-Sep-13 22:52:32

I suffer from these blighters permanently... I name changed cus some of them really are gross.

Once had one down below and it got majassive (like a 2 inch fat dangly bit tmi blush... Went to see a gynaecologist who said age would cauterise it, had to be booked in to feckin theatre and everything. Totally mortifying.... Then worst hit was they injected local anaesthetic before they did it. Sweet mother of God I nearly hit the roof at that. It was way sorer than if they had just snipped it off.

Anyway I digress... If they get long under my armpits or around bra line I find they get all red and sore and with the rubbing of a bra come off themselves. Or if not, once long enough give them a twist one way round and round then the other. It's like tying them. A few days of that and they will fall off.

Good luck... I'm running away to nc back!!!

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:52:34

Gav we can do it it November.


* I may be drinken

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:52:46

Alright I will come round and tie everybodies off!!!!! Bloody hell, I could be away for years!!!!!!!

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 22:53:28

Tie the fucker off with fishing thread, don't cut it with scissors you twat, you have no idea how deep rooted it might be.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 22:53:59

No one warned me that nipple accoutrements would be a side affect of pregnancy. DD gave me hairy ones and DS gave me taggy ones.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:54:03


What fresh hell?


LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:54:12


I will come armed with silver nitrate sticks, tequila, tramadol and a bag of maltesers,

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:54:51

Estoy. Hoh yes.

I have three children.

Hairly nips, hairy tummy and fucking skin tags. Bastard children.

Jolleigh Sat 21-Sep-13 22:54:57

Not sure about the people saying you'd bleed to death hmm

Are people under the impression blood doesn't clot normally if it exits through a snipped off skin tag wound?

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:55:00

REPEAT AFTER ME!!!!!!!!!!! Tie them off please!! smile

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:55:00


LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:55:02

Crickey they have roots?

What like parsnips?

BigPigLittlePig Sat 21-Sep-13 22:55:31

This is compulsive. DHs all cross coz I'm giggling to myself at thought of majassive skin tags grin

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:55:47

I still have that stripe from my belly button downwards. Why is that still there?

justmakingdo Sat 21-Sep-13 22:56:38

LOL I did it in the shower, it was like a bloodbath/murder scene!!!!

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:56:51

grin at like parsnips.

Like Worzel Gummidges nose.

They don't have roots do they? confused

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 22:57:06

Yes, because sometimes they are mini moles .

Trust me don't snip it.

Ewwwwgross Sat 21-Sep-13 22:58:02

bigpig I'm just really pleased to hear I'm not the only freak that gets these!!!

And to know I can blame the kids for them makes me grin

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:58:05

Mini moles sound so cute though.

Undercover Mini-moles? shock Skin Tags in disguise.

mrstigs Sat 21-Sep-13 22:58:26

Surely it would just clot and scab like any other cut, so you wouldn't actually bleed to death. But I'd tie it off personally, less painful and I'd quite enjoy watching it die off. smile

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:58:37

What would happen to the roots?

Will they be vengeful and multiply and create a load more skin tags?

That sounds rather frightening.

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 22:58:47


PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 21-Sep-13 22:58:56

They have roots?! WTAF???? I really might be sick

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 22:59:18

Like pulling the grey hair out...

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:59:53

How the hell can you tie knots with a piece of string around a tiny skin tag and actually get it to knot?

You kind of people were obviously the types who listened to the ladies ate chill teaching you cross stitch.

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 22:59:58

But more bloody

Mini moles with roots that cause you to bleed to death if snipped. Who knew?

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:00:18

If you don't get rid of them do the roots tangle up inside your body and strangle you from the inside.?

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 21-Sep-13 23:00:19

When you cut off one, 7 more grow back in their place. <shudders>

ThisIsBULLSHIT Sat 21-Sep-13 23:00:35

I tied one off the other day! No pain, well a teeny bit and I yanked it off when I had to go to work and it hadn't fallen off yet... I have also had one removed by the doctor.

Tying it off was much easier tbh. Don't clip it!!!!!!!

aufaniae Sat 21-Sep-13 23:00:42

Don't bother.

I cut my skin tag off. The fucker grew back. It was on my face too so really obvious.

I mentioned it to the Dr, and he caurterised it (sp?) then and there. Sorted! Had a scab on my face for a while though. I would not suggest doing this at home!

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:02:02

You cut a tag off your FACE?

Oh my word there's a kit!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:02:41

I had an operation a few years ago, keyhole surgery through my belly button, it didn't heal at all well and grew like a motherfucker (I can't remember the medical term but that just about covers it) and they burned it all away with silver nitrate sticks. It SIZZLED. Marvellous.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:03:03


Hard the fuck core.

<dies a bit>

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:03:55

That kit! It's basical;ly just vodka and cotton buds,

I can do that.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:04:33

Arf at parsnips.

I'm not walking about with a flossed up nipple. I had the clippers to hand and got a bit gung-ho. DH nearly fainted whilst watching but was secretly impressed with my skills.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:04:38

I would have to be unconscious to have keyhole surgery through my belly button.

I would punch anyone who touches it, ANYONE.

AAAAArrrrggghh angry

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:05:10

I am v much looking forawrd to these silver nitrate sticks.

Is it like crack?

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:05:19

Gav - that would be keloid - over active scar tissue.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:05:51

My belly button STINKS.

DH goes in every so often for a truffle.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:06:02

Even Bear Grylls would think twice about a skin tag on the face. That's proper hardcore.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:06:33

I have just seen you can buy mole remover from amazon.

You stab moles 50 times with a pin, apply this stuff, and it burns them off.

WHY would you bloody well do that at home? That can't be safe can it?

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:06:54

Are they like Amyl nitate? <<hopeful>>

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:07:27

There's something up with me, I'm laughing at this thread like I haven't in a long time confused

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:07:41

That stuff is foul if you drunkely lean back and spill it on your actual mouth. So I hear.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:08:06

This is my favourite thread in a while, I have to say.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:08:30

You can't go stabbing moles. sad

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:08:43

Granulated scar tissue, that's what it was apparently.

Hurt like hell.

I think there is still a HOLE into my stomach through the belly button as it bleeds sometimes. Perhaps an alien will poke his little face out one day and surprise me.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:08:48

Why 50? Would it not work with 49? Which executive worked out that magic number?

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:08:52

Would you not just snip though? fifty stabs? That's some serious self loathing there.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:09:03

Gives you a banging headache.

BigPigLittlePig Sat 21-Sep-13 23:09:10

Fenton ditto.

Times have changed. This is not how I used to spend my Saturday nights.

Silver nitrate is the mutts nuts. But stings like a motherfucker.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:09:44

I could happily stab Hugh FW. He's a mole. The grubby little curly haired article.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:10:13


Love it.

That makes you SugarBelly.


Stabbing moles is wrong. But is it ok if they are Skin Tags pretending they are moles?

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:10:41

Oh god Gav, I have a horror of belly buttons, a proper phobia.

That makes me want to cry.

Does it hurt?

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:11:15

This is copied and pasted from amazon from a LUNATIC who burned off her facial moles

After reading the reviews on as there was more feedback on that site, I decided to just give this product a try.
I am prone to moles due to a hereditary condition and so with each summer I notice more and more moles forming. Looking in the mirror I always notice them and delete all photos where they are too visible. The ones that I am desperate to remove are the ten on my face.
I received this product and was surprised by the small tube of actual product; I also received a toothpick and a nail file and also the healing balm.

I threw away the toothpick and instead sterilised a needle. I had a shower and then dried the skin on and around the mole. I decided to treat two small moles on either side of my face. I poked the moles with a needle around fifty times till there was a slight bleeding and then lightly filed the moles, however I must admit this was painful.
Having squeezed the tube of product and released some of the air (as in the instructions), I squeezed the product till the thick gunky product came out (if you only apply the liquid then it doesn't work) and applied it carefully to the two moles and then left it there ten minutes more than was specified.
Washing off the product I didn't notice any change and went to bed with low expectations however in the morning the texture of the moles had changed, both becoming slightly darker and feeling rougher to the touch.
The next few days both moles turned darker and darker and so appeared more visible however I didn't mind this stage as I knew that soon they would be falling off. I must admit they did become itchy but I was careful that they didn't fall off too early. It took about six days for the first mole to come off however I caught it when I was getting changed, the mole came off in one go and in its place was a red mark that from far away still looked like the mole was there however I discovered with a green based concealer and then foundation I was able to cover over the mole as though it had never been there. I also ordered from amazon Dermatix Silicone Gel Scar Reduction 15g and started applying that daily. The other mole took longer to come off and because it had enough time to heal there was no noticeable mark when it finally came off in one go.


Toothpick? shock

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:13:52

It hurts a bit sometimes. I'm too scared to look really, it might be a wormhole to another dimension.

Like stargate.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:14:36

"I was careful that they didn't fall off to early" WTF, either you want them gone or not. No time for a farewell party.

People are mental <says she who snips nipple tags>

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:14:42

I had a long zip stitch when I had a huge ovarian cyst removal extravaganza, it opened up like the Grand Canyon and the Doc on the check up said 'oh you have stretched your scar'

Not me you arsehole - your surgeon.

Still tender now.


BigPigLittlePig Sat 21-Sep-13 23:14:46

Am I the only one who feels really quite funny about the prospect of sticking needles into my own moles ???? envy

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:16:30

I had a big ovarian cyst removed when it blew up.

Lots of internal bleeding so they stuck a pipe in my side to drain the blood.

Interesting walking to the loo dragging my drip trolley and my bucket of blood whilst off my nut on morphine.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:17:39

Why didn't they put a catheter in?

I have never had a catheter.

Are they nice?

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:19:06

Blimey Gerrorf, that sounds nasty.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:19:10

I LOVED my catheter after DS2. I was like, if I had this in rl I'd never have to get out of bed ever.

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:19:26

My god listen to us - is it Halloween already?


EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:19:51

Seeing as I'm in a mood for sharing I shall tell you of my mole trauma. I shall do so in the form of a telegraph.

Mole. (Stop) Position bikini line. (Stop) In a hurry. (Stop) Razor. (Stop) Fucker grew back. (Stop)

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:20:11

No catheters are not nice. I have not peed the same since.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:20:37

Catheters are horrid, DP had to have one this year, he said it was worse than all the other treatment put together.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:20:49

Ooh now I want one.

Reeling it smarted a bit. grin

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:21:14

IN FACT I had one after DD. So after all the heamorrhaging (cant spell that, I mean bloodbath) after DS2 I was all CATHETER ME UP, BITCH.

Wonderful release.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:21:15

I can't wee without pooing so a catheter would be awful for me.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:21:38

Hahaha at the telegraph.

I want telegraphs to come back.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:22:45

Morphine makes me terribly sick and I ended up with itchy welts all over my skin but it is still the best thing ever.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:23:38

DP always thinks he's being funny when he says childbirth smarts a bit hmm

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:24:02

I see that the thread has move on somewhat!

But, I read that with a skin tag you should tie thread around it and it will lose the blood supply and drop off. OK. Except that mine was at the top of my arm so I had to grip one end of the thread between my teeth, and with my other hand I pulled too hard and basically garotted it off! Hurt like a bastard and did bleed a wee bit, but was otherwise fine. So thats what I would do!

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:24:21

That's another side effect of pregnancy. I used to be able to independently go for a one or a two. Not any more.

RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock Sat 21-Sep-13 23:24:35

So I'm reading a thread about skin tag removal and an skin tag removal kit advert appears >> to the side. Well played mumsnet, well played.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:25:25

A one or a two grin

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:25:52

Oh no Estonia, that is bloody awful, is there nothing they can do to fix that?

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:25:58

This is my fave thread EVAH

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:26:20

Estoy. Don't bloody start this again <hits iPad>

FreeAtLastAtLongLast Sat 21-Sep-13 23:26:33

Isn't amyl nitrate poppers? shockshockshock Probably not ideal for mole removal shockshockgrin

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:27:36

Estonia is lovely this time of year,

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:27:59

They give you morphine in labour now don't they?

It's almost enough to tempt me to have another baby.

Just plug me up with the morphine, put toddlers and tiaras on the telly and I will ring the bell when I want to push. TTFN.

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:28:46

<crying now>

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:29:03

I have never been to Estonia but Lithuania is lovely in autumn.

Good lord the alcohol is cheap. I thought I did my sums wrong when calculating the exchange rate.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:29:49

I don't know if it can be fixed Legav it's not really bothered me IYSWIM I just kind of do both when I do one or the other. I think I need a wee but when I get there my arse goes "well I might as well make the most of the opportunity".

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:30:00

<<passes Fenton a clean hankie>>

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:30:19

And fags were 50p a pack. Bensons and hedges or Marlboro.

Let's GO

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:30:23

They give you morphine in labour now don't they?

Do they?! Fuckers.

They never told me that when they were trying to talk me out of a home birth due to my "advanced age" (38) and "very large" family (5 at the time) hmm I would have been in there like a shot if I though opiates were on offer!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:30:58

Well. That is very time effective of your sphincters, I must say.

Maggietess Sat 21-Sep-13 23:31:10

estoyaqui grin grin grin don't go down the cesarean route then!

gav and reelinoh god I have such a belly button phobia... My own is ok. Dd1's seems perfectly normal, dd2's is a bit bleuch, it's just a bit bigger than it should be.... Haven't inspected ds's but he's only little and they sneak up on you as they get bigger.

DH's holy god it's like a wormhole... And there's always dark blue fluff in there... Wtaf is that all about. He picks it on purpose to ABSOLUTELY FREAK ME OUT!. He finds it amusing... I do not angry, it's the grossest thing on the planet!!!!!!

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:32:00

I never got morphine, gas and boring air, that was all.
Entonox isn't it?
DP was on it more than me.

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:32:07

Estoy I am the same.

If I just need a wee, fine and I think everyone wees a bit if they need a poo dont they? But if there is a poo-in-waiting and I have a wee it starts queue jumping, most annoying if I am away from my nice home loo.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:32:18

Yes. Let's be honest that gas and air stuff is a bit daft.

I didn't have time for pethidine.

And doesn't pethidine make your baby sleepy? Don't flame me but that's a bonus isn't it? You can have a kip whilst the baby sleeps it off.

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:32:58

MN meet up in Lithuania - who's organising this one ?

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:33:10

Why do boys belly buttons stink?

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:08

Estonia offers cut price cosmetic surgery. We could all go get our tags snipped, moles jabbed and belly-buttons cleaned then have a meet-up with cut priced fags and booze. Shall I organise?

Maggietess Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:10

I don't know bogey but they do!!!!! They are just nasty for no reason!!!

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:12

I did ds2 on gas and air and fucking adrenaline.

It was one o them there orgasmic births.

Loved it.


(all went a bit to shit with the pph after but hey ho)

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:14

Belly buttons make me shiver, I would not touch anyones belly button, I used to put a plaster over mine when it started to turn inside out when I was pregnant.
I hate even seeing them.

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:17

And doesn't pethidine make your baby sleepy? Don't flame me but that's a bonus isn't it? You can have a kip whilst the baby sleeps it off.

Thats something only a second-or-subsequenter would say grin

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:20

Why don't they give you tramadol in labour?

Or a bag of speed, mix it up a bit.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:34:42

Not just boys. Mine is a horrrorshow.

Maggietess Sat 21-Sep-13 23:35:05

Yy estoyaqui will they do my tummy tuck and veins while they are fixin the skin tags??!!

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:35:43

Estoy only one problem with that is that we will all come home with lung and liver cancer, three tits each and no noses!
But what the hell, its cheap, I'm game grin

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:35:49

Great minds Fenton

Love the queue jumping poo Bogeyface

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:36:17

With DS1 I was off my tits on pethidine (was a bit of a drugorama at the time anyway) walking round the ward going THIS SHIT IS FANTABULOUS, LABOUR SCHMABOUR._

Maggietess Sat 21-Sep-13 23:36:28

reeling I feel your pain... I dunno what I would have done if my had turned to an outie in pregnancy.... They are just wrong in every way!

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:36:50

Estoy grin

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:36:57

LeGarf Snorting at the thought of a labouring woman on speed! The midwives would love that gringrin

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:37:09

I had a piss easy labour, only took just over an hour,

I laughed when the midwife broke my waters because it seemed like the funniest thing ever and all that water all over the place.

Then BAM I want to push, 'don't be silly' 'oh lord you're fully dilated' and there we go.

I shrieked when dd was born ITS. A BABY! And ITS A BOY (she was a girl).

And that was that.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:37:22

And doesn't pethidine make your baby sleepy? Don't flame me but that's a bonus isn't it? You can have a kip whilst the baby sleeps it off.

Quote of the week HQ.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:38:02

I think labouring mothers are unpredictable enough without uppers. Benzos are fine but don't make them more jittery.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:39:20

Can you Imagine saying that about pethidine on a new mothers ante natal thread.

You would be shunned.

Fenton Sat 21-Sep-13 23:39:30

Right, I'm off to bed chaps, It has just registered that the snoring next to me on the sofa is not husband but the dog, as husband is away.

I'm going up to bed to sleep like a star fish.


TheRunawayTrain Sat 21-Sep-13 23:39:35

I love morphine. Best thing about childbirth. You are off your head on drugs. smile

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:40:16

Whats a Benzo?

Sorry, only smoked a spliff when I was younger, bit naive when it comes to drugs!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:40:59

Well, they say that dancing and shaking your hips moves labour along.

Some speed would facilitate that.

Better than that raspberry leaf shit.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:41:27

Give them time, give them time. It's not all earth mother and BLW, when you realise what the bastard creatures do to your mind and body it's no wonder we demand drugs.

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:41:39

Nah, best bit about childbirth is that you get to accidentally on purpose bite your cheating husband til he bleeds and he cant say a fecking word smile

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:41:40

Are benzos valiums?

I like Valiums.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:42:43

Good lord I sound like the Courtney Love of motherhood.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:42:50

All the good relaxing ones are benzos ;)

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:43:08

I tried to bite DP but he pulled his arm away just in time, bastard.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:43:16

Estoy I think I love you.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:43:35

And you Gav, but you knew that.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:44:13

At least you aren't the Kurt Cobain. It could be worse.

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:44:41

"AIBU to be APPALLED at mothers asking for pethidine in labour so they can sleep?!"

Do these women just not care about the drugs they are pumping into their babies just so that they can have a pain free labour and a good nights sleep afterwards?! Surely, going drug free and not sleeping for the next ten years is the ONLY way you can show your commitment to our child?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:44:48

Aww thanks <I'm loved>

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:45:20

Better than being the Gwynnie Paltrow bleeuurgh

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:45:55

Yeah, I reckon the DailyFail is writing a story about feckless drug seeking mothers as we type.

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 21-Sep-13 23:46:12

bogeyface grin

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:46:23

Reeling the trick is to rest your head on his arm between contractions in a "oh my protector" sort of way and then as soon as the contraction kicks in, get your teeth in! Worked for me, he still has the scar, as he fucking should.!

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:47:30


Was that resolved at all?

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:47:31

Dd's father tried to distract me by putting a cardboard sick bowl on his head doing Charlie Chaplin impressions.

The midwife told him to go and sit by the window as I tried to swipe him.

Then he nicked all my toast the fucker.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:48:00

Too late for me now Bogey, i'm well passed all that childbirth nonsense.

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:48:31

Bogeyface I like your style.

Night all, I'm off to bed. All this talk of Valium etc has mad me tired.

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:48:56

Never too late to bite........wink
Just bear it in mind, thats all I'm saying....

TheRunawayTrain Sat 21-Sep-13 23:49:10

Your toast? shock

We got a takeaway after my birth. Pizza. Lovely, tasty, delicious pizza. It came a bit earlier than expected (the pizza, I mean) so he snaffled it all. sad

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 23:49:43

Clearly I meant made not mad!

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:49:48

I orf too!

Night all you fellow crackpots grin

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 23:50:46

Night night, all you lunatics. I'm off to bed with a bag of tangfastics

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 23:50:55

Night y'all.

Bogeyface Sat 21-Sep-13 23:52:16

I'm off to bed with a bag of tangfastics

And we are the lunatics. Okaaaaaay grin

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 23:54:41

I is off to beddies too now.

Skintag intact <sob>

DizzyPurple Sun 22-Sep-13 00:11:33

Have most enjoyed the discussion ladies. Tomorrow I seek out the cotton and dh for the big flappy one on my back. Although I may wait until next weekend and save it as a little wedding anniversary treat! Night!

aufaniae Sun 22-Sep-13 01:02:26

"Hard the fuck core."

Why thanks! [twirls]

That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me all week grin

It was only little though, maybe half a mm thick (about 3 or 4 mm long). And on my face! It had to go.

Ericaequites Sun 22-Sep-13 03:01:57

White silk sewing thread is best for this.

daisychain01 Sun 22-Sep-13 08:08:04

This is hopefully just a wind-up post.

If you fancy risking an infection great, go for it. Anyone who advises you to do anything other than see your GP doesn't having anything to lose. Why should they care? They wont have to suffer the consequences.

WowserBowser Sun 22-Sep-13 08:26:57

I've just recently found out I'm pregnant. I've just realised, that scarily, I've been reading this with a hopeful glint in my eye.


Off to Google 'morphine in labour'

Silvercatowner Sun 22-Sep-13 10:13:49

OK so I'm going to go have a bath and then attack my skin tag. Does it matter that it is mint flavoured floss?

thegreylady Sun 22-Sep-13 10:18:10

Do not diy. I had a smallish one inside my thigh and the doc removed it with local anaesthetic. The base spread out. Imagine cutting the neck of a blown up balloon. The size of the hole gives you an idea of what happens when a skin tag is snipped! There is blood. There is pain. There is infection risk.

Silvercatowner Sun 22-Sep-13 11:04:25

Can't wrap the bloody floss round it. I don't bend that well that way.

i did the little knot first, then put it over and tightened it.

Nagoo Sun 22-Sep-13 11:27:08

I knew I shouldn't have had an early night. This is My Kind Of Thread. smile

Rosduk Sun 22-Sep-13 12:16:03

I tied one on my forehead, yes, the middle of my forehead. It was HUGE. I put cotton round it tight, fell off in 24 hours! Whoop whoop.

Crying with laughter at this thread!

Silvercatowner Sun 22-Sep-13 12:39:59

I will try the little knot.

HowlerMonkey Sun 22-Sep-13 13:49:46

I have a big skin tag by my anus I'm dead sexy me

Can I do the cotton trick or would I be best adviced to ask an actual doctor?

howlermonkey I await replies too

landrover Sun 22-Sep-13 14:41:17

This thread should be moved to classics!!!!!

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 14:55:43

Howlermonkey is that not a heammorhoid? I wouldn't do that without some assistance. Perhaps your DH or a close friend could tie that off for you?

Post a profile picture and we can have a look and diagnose.

reelingintheyears Sun 22-Sep-13 14:58:06

HowlerMonkey, it's Piles!

I have one or two of them

BringMeTea Sun 22-Sep-13 15:02:03

Well. I have removed 3 with nail scissors. No bleeding to speak of. No infection. No skintags!

Think the bum ones are the enshrivelled deflated remains of farmer giles?

anal skin tagspolyps are different to piles sadly and do need to be checked by a doctor. you can opt to have them removed - the thought is too awful to conteplate-or just leave them alone

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 17:22:33

I should probably namechange before sharing this but I can't be arsed.

Years ago I was in bed with a bloke and we were (ahem) doing 69 with him on top iyswim.

I had my eyes closed and opened them to face the horror that my nose was about 2cms away from a hideous crop of anal growths. I swear to god I shrieked in horror but because I had my mouth full it sounded like I was playing the trombone.

Awful. AWFUL.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sun 22-Sep-13 17:23:47


That;s brilliant awful!

That image is seared on my brain now. Bleurgh.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 17:24:32

Hahaha at the appropriateness of the phrase 'can't be arsed'

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 17:25:36

I should have namechanged shouldn't I grin

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 17:28:23

You COULDN'T get a husband or close fiend to tie off anal polyps jesus grin

LeGav that is hilarious/awful grin

It would have to be a very close fiend wouldn't it?

NandH Sun 22-Sep-13 17:49:22

Can you cotton tie small moles or is that a massive no no?

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 18:17:21

There's a gap in the market for pre-tied strings that can be deployed with one hand. Do you think the Dragons would go for it?

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 18:18:16

grin at trombone. No pin either there.

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 18:18:34

pun. FFS

Oh Estoy I thought we were back to sticking pins in moles again. grin

YY to Dragon's Den-they will go for that. Deffo.

honey86 Sun 22-Sep-13 18:21:09

legavrorf oh my days i literally snorted on my tea at that... oh my god i thinki wouldve shrieked at that too shock

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 18:22:59

Apparently the skintag problem is rampant. How much shall I ask for? What percentage will I give away? I bet Duncan has a tag or two I could demonstrate on.

peachypips Sun 22-Sep-13 18:45:06

I nipped three off the other day. No bleeding. I have a bug one though that I can't reach. Also cut off a red mole. Bled loads but now it's gone forever!
Up with home surgery!

peachypips Sun 22-Sep-13 18:45:28

Big one.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 20:35:12

What are red moles?

Oooh this thread is interesting.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 20:35:31

Why are they red?

Are they socialists?

ThePuffyShirt Sun 22-Sep-13 20:43:33

My dh has a red mole thing on his back. It's horrid.

foreverondiet Sun 22-Sep-13 20:47:45

My dh had some and I tied them all with thread and they fell off the next day. For small ones use v fine sewing thread, maybe something thicker for bigger ones.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:00:06

I have a recurring black head in my armpit. I get rid of it every month or so and it comes back. Has been there since I was 16.

Oh no LeGav that has just reminded me of the 25 year old blackhead clip. <boak>

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:04:41

What was that?

FunLovinBunster Sun 22-Sep-13 21:10:43

MN please can this be moved to Classics?
It's relieved the ennui caused by iOS7....

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:13:04

Haha at iOS7 ennui.

I like it, tbh. I didn't like the old icons and stuff.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:17:20

Oh god no sparkling, I am not a spot porner. Tell me what it shows before I open it,

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:19:36

Oh god I started watching it and then had to stop <gip>

The fucking SIZE

Right, well basically there is no pus. Because the blackhead has dried up basically. So they get a needle and pull the big old dried up blackhead out, leaving a sizeable hole, but no blood.

Just comes out in a big lump.

Too many basicallys.

I did show it to DS2 and his mate. DS2 was enthralled, his mate went a bit quiet. sad

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:22:33

Oh it was vile. Like they were pulling rotten black pudding out of someone.


mysticminstrel Sun 22-Sep-13 21:23:53


How could he/she have left it 25 years though? confused

EmmaBemma Sun 22-Sep-13 21:24:50

I have just watched the blackhead video. Jesus fuck! I have never seen anything quite like that.

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 21:36:55

Just think, that blackhead has seen so much history: the Berlin Wall coming down, Thatcher being ousted, the introduction of the €.

What frame of mind must you be in to keep something that grim on your shoulder?! confused

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 21:38:47

We all put of the gopping jobs but there's only so long you can pretend you haven't seen the cobweb in the corner.

PhallicGiraffe Sun 22-Sep-13 21:44:02

You know I'd never heard of or had a skintag before reading this thread.... I had to google it.... Gross!

Giraffe you must have one somewhere. Look a bit harder. grin

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 21:47:05

Check your arse and nipples carefully grin

And underneath your boobs. grin

peachypips Sun 22-Sep-13 22:00:18

My red moles look like small blood blisters but they never go away. They are HORRIBLE. I have had them since I had DS2. They are about a millimetre in size and bumpy. Argh.

honey86 Sun 22-Sep-13 22:00:30

im not even clicking that link lol sounds too grim lol x

HowlerMonkey Sun 22-Sep-13 22:01:30

LeGav I woke DH up to tell him that. He says you've given him nightmares!

I am NOT posting a rectal selfie on MN, ta very much it might out me

honey it is strangely compelling. grin

ProudAS Sun 22-Sep-13 22:07:13

I snipped mine off and would do so again. Let it bleed a bit as this will wash away germs.

Lexiesinclair Sun 22-Sep-13 22:14:32

NHS website says you can snip the small ones here

EstoyAqui Sun 22-Sep-13 22:25:09

Yay, my home surgery has been endorsed by the NHS. Where do I sign up for my Doctors badge?

On a side note am I the only one that thinks 5cm in size is not a tag but a label. Seriously they can grow up to 5cms! That's half the length of a pencil case ruler!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 22-Sep-13 22:30:57

Sparkling that is EPIC!

Skin labels. You could write your phone number on it in case you get found in the street. shock

Maggietess Sun 22-Sep-13 22:46:27

sparklingbrook that is exactly how I'd describe it..strangely compelling!

It was quite satisfying when it came out... I couldn't stop watching! shock

SisterMonicaJoan Sun 22-Sep-13 23:11:43

A bit late to the thread but I get skin tags around my eyelash line and I just use my tweezer to yank them off while holding my eyelid still blush

LeGavrOrf Mon 23-Sep-13 16:27:57

Bloody OW sistermonica

Awks Mon 23-Sep-13 16:33:13

Oh my this brings back awful, awful memories. I had one on the back of my leg and I tried tring thread round it etc but the bloody thing wouldn't move. So i tried to snip it off with the nail clippers. Only it was gristly and bled and bled and sort of hung off. It makes me feel sick even thinking about it. Anyway I ended up at the GP after lying and saying i caught it with a loofah and he told me it wasn't a skin tag but a verucca and I needed it numbing, him cutting it out and stitching. So please don't do your own minor surgery grin

LeGavrOrf Mon 23-Sep-13 16:58:36

You had a verruca on your leg? Blimey I didn't know they could appear anywhere other than feet.

I want a skin tag or assortment of carbuncles so I can snip them off and see what happens <masochist>

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 23-Sep-13 17:29:22

re moles... beware, i had one on my cheek and rubbed at it to try and remove it, it scabbed over and I thought it would just drop off but a whole new entity arrived in its place, a big soft red mole that whenever it was touched bled and bled.... literally dripped with blood. looked awful had to go for surgery to get it cut out and now have a big scar. they are basically a collection of blood vessels under the skin so do please leave em alone.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 23-Sep-13 17:36:32

I meant red moles blush or cherry angiomas to give them their proper name.

Notafoodbabyanymore Tue 24-Sep-13 08:20:27

Just finished reading this whole thread - thanks ladies, bloody hilarious!!!

I feel compelled to tell you that I have voluntarily watched that video before. More than once. blush

Also, I have loads of skin tags, and have learnt a lot from this thread. So thanks.

<fecking skin tags>

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 24-Sep-13 09:08:31

I had rhe same thing as Cherry as a child. It was on my leg. The hospital put the dear of GOD up my mother. They told her it might be a melanoma. That they would need to do extensive surgery, remaove lots of flesh. She spent several weeks worrying I would lose my leg.
NEVER mess with moles.

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