A 35-year-old member asked:
what is the definition of a small hemangiomas?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi answered
Dermatology 7 years experience
Benign birthmark: An infantile hemangioma, or "strawberry mark, " is a very common type of birthmark made of blood vessels. Most hemangiomas are not visible at birth. They may at first only appear as a small bruise, scratch or a tiny red bump. Unlike other types of birthmarks, hemangiomas grow and change greatly during the first months of life. They may occur anywhere on the skin surface but are most common on hnt.
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Variable: Variable, sizes. Usually a mm. Or so in adults is common and no great concern.
In children, very superficial ones may atrophy even if greater circumference.
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What is the treatment for hemangioma?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Most of the time...: ...Nothing: watching and waiting. They practically always go away, eventually. Steroids, lasers and surgery are for the rare hemangioma that obstructs vision or breathing, or is otherwise in a bad place, or not going away.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Are intervertebral hemangiomas dangerous?
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A Verified Doctor answered
Hm.: I'm not sure what you mean by "intervertebral" hemangiomas, but if you mean vertebral hemangiomas, then here:
1. They are common, benign variants with no real possibility of becoming cancer. I see at least 3 every day, so don't worry.
2. If they are very large and in certain key areas, they can fracture, causing back pain. But in general nothing is done to prevent this.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is deralin an effective treatment of hemangiomas?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: Propranolol has been studied in infantile hemangiomas and found to decrease the size, color and elevation. There are side effects.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What happens to a hemangiomas without treatment?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
Usually nothing: Most hemangiomas are an incidental finding and do not cause problems. Usually they remain stable in size and do not grow. It depends on where they may be located, as some may grow or be in a sensitive location. Some rarely will grow large enough to trap platelets. Most of the time a hemangioma can be left alone without consequences.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Hemangioma over last 20 years. I live in india so where can I go for treatment out of the country?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
Where in body?: It's hard to answer your question without knowing where in the body is the hemangioma. Is it on the skin somewhere or is it deep in some organ? The location can help guide you to the right treatment. Is it causing any symptoms?
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Last updated Aug 10, 2018
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