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How can I cure a strawberry hemangioma?

How can I cure a strawberry hemangioma?

On a baby?: If it is a growing hemangioma on a baby, what we call an "infantile hemangioma, " then it can be treated very effectively and safely with an oral medication called propranolol. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more


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My daughter has a hemangioma. What did I do wrong?

My daughter has a hemangioma. What did I do wrong?

Nothing: A hemangioma is a common birth mark that comes out sporadically in the population. It is not the result of any maternal actions or pregnancy events that we know of. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned having a baby with a deep hemangioma?

Should I be concerned having a baby with a deep hemangioma?

It depends.: Depends on where it is. If it isn't in a place that could cause functional problems such as eating, breathing, seeing, then you can relax. If it is in one of those areas, or so big that it is very unsightly, it can be treated. Go to a children's specialist in vascular anomalies. ...Read more

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Do I need to follow up if atypical hemangiomas are found on my spine?

Possibly: Best advice is to speak with your doctor. Most atypical hemangiomas do not need routine follow-up. Sometimes additional imaging studies are needed to workup this incidental finding. ...Read more

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I have a strawberry hemangioma. I read that they disappear by the age 10. How true is this and why is mine still there?

I have a strawberry hemangioma. I read that they disappear by the age 10. How true is this and why is mine still there?

Often not true: You're an adult now, and if this helps you understand that not everything that you read is true, then I'm glad. A majority of strawberry hemangiomas fade at least some in the years after birth. If you don't like your birthmark, see about laser treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hemangioma since birth and it hasn't changed much since I was 12, I'm 17 now. A couple days ago a large?

Is it bothering you?: Hemangiomas are generally observed unless they cause symptoms. IF they are on the skin they can be treated with laser or even injections. I would see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you are concerned.
Hard to tell whether you are 17 or 42 and your gender. Hormonal changes may affect some of these lesions. If it is growing a doctor consultation is reasonable ...Read more

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I have an hemangioma on my sacrum. What is that?

I have an hemangioma on my sacrum. What is that?

Benign: Malformation or abnormal mass of tangled blood vessels. Usually not an issue if it's small, if it's big it can be treated. ...Read more

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What can I do about hemangiomas?

What can I do about hemangiomas?

Surgery, laser: Surgery, laser, or medications can permanently get rid of hemangiomas. See a dermatologist or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What can I do about a hemangioma on my secrum?

Hemangioma: Most hemangiomas are left alone. But, there are ways to remove them. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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I have a hemangioma that hasn't gone and it's been there for 12 years. Is this serious?

I have a hemangioma that hasn't gone and it's been there for 12 years. Is this serious?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a hemangioma on my liver?

Depends: Size
number
location
other conditions?

Most are not a big issue. ...Read more

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I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis. What could it be?

I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis. What could it be?

Incidental finding: These are common benign nonpainful findings on normal MRI high intensity just means they appear white on MRI low signals are dark don't give them a second thought. Like dark disc they can be found on many mris of the spine in tje painful amd in the painless alike tjey are not treated unless they ar huge yours is small. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis what's that?

Why was MRI done?: Hemangiomas are abnormal bundles of blood vessels. Most are benign although there are exceptions. It is important to know why the MRI was done. If the MRI was done for pain at the location of the hemangioma, you may have found the problem. Otherwise, this may be an incidental finding unrelated to the problem which led to the MRI. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the MRI to determine a plan. ...Read more

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Hemangioma of the L1 vertebral body. They say it is likely Benign? What does this mean. And should I be concerned

Relax: These are birthmarks, on the bone instead of the skin. Famously harmless. The risk of it turning nasty is so low it's not even worth thinking about. ...Read more

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I have a spinal hemangioma that is causing a considerable amount of pain. Pain medications are not working. What are my options?

I have a spinal hemangioma that is causing a considerable amount of pain. Pain medications are not working. What are my options?

The very fact: That this is causing pain suggests that it should be treated. There may be semi-invasive ways of doing this! Strongly suggest you consult with a NEUROSUGEON!!
Interventional Radiology may be posasible depending upon the location of the hemagioma.

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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A mrii shows a hemangioma on my cerabellum. I am having tremors on predominantly the left side. If removed, will the tremors likely stop?

Not likely: There appears to be a congenital defect that has been there your whole life. There is probably a mild defect in the organization of the structures of the cerebellum and brainstem. You have compensated, but have mild tremor as an effect. Surgery may throw off this compensation. If there is pressure or acute hemorrhage then emergency surgery may be necessary. Radiation may reduce the size. ...Read more

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I have 6 hemangiomas in my spine. The one at t9 is invasive covering over 99% of my disk. Should I get anything done to it. I get mixed answers.?

Sorry: You alone can decide whether you want to do what a doctor suggests. Your doctor can suggest, but the decision and responsibility is yours alone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

Its possible: U/s may have missed flow through lesions making it seem like fat. Hemangiomas here are benign and should be little cause for concern. ...Read more

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What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible consequence. ...Read more

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How risky is hemangioma in humans?

Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more

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Is multiple hemangioma cureble & how?

Laser or surgery: Dpending on size and depth laser or electrosurgery can remove individual lesions. ...Read more

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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...Read more

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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more