Genital skin tags and genital warts are two common skin conditions. They can be confused for one another because of where they develop and how they look.
Genital skin tags are round, soft skin growths that develop on a stalk. They look like tiny, deflated balloons. They aren’t harmful or cancerous, but they can be aggravating, especially if they snag on clothes or are rubbed during intercourse.
Genital warts are lesions or bumps that are flat or slightly raised on the skin’s surface. They usually feel rough or bumpy, and may resemble a cauliflower.
Like skin stags, genital warts aren’t dangerous or cancerous, but they’re a sign of an infection. Treatment is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading.
Keep reading to learn more about what these bumps look like, what causes them, and how they’re treated.