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Do angiomas sometimes not blanch when pressed on?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Angiomas are benign lesions composed of dilated tiny blood vessels(capillaries) and most turn white or blanch when pressed. However, cherry angiomas don't blanch. A dermatologist can evaluate and validate the diagnosis if you have concerns.

Answered Dec 13, 2020

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Angiomas are caused by an overgrowth of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. The most common angioma is a cherry angioma (also called senile angioma or Campbell de Morgan spots) that usually looks like a tiny bright red mole but can be other colors. Cherry angiomas usually don't blanch when pressure is applied which helps distinguish them from spider angiomas that do blanch with pressure.

Answered Dec 13, 2020

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