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Alternative Treatments For Hemangioma
Alternative to what?: Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx? None has shown evidence of effectiveness. ...Read more
Leave it alone?: 1% of folks have a benign hemangioma in the liver. The vast majority of hepatic hemangiomas require no treatment whatever. If you have been offered treatment, ask why. Their malignant counterpart, the one lesion I know for which they could be mistaken, is very rare and I've not heard of anyone surviving it. ...Read more
A variety exist: Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more
A tumor composed of: Dilated blood vessels that grows along the bones in the spinal cord is a condition called a vertebral or spinal hemangioma. People with this type of spinal tumor typically don't experience symptoms, especially when the hemangioma is small. If the tumor grows larger, patients can begin to experience debilitating symptoms, such as chronic back pain or paralysis. Patients who symtomtatic should treat. ...Read more
Hemangioma over last 20 years. I live in india so where can I go for treatment out of the country?
Patience: Ch will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. Rx varies;laser, injected med, oral meds, most will go away over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most Do Well: Infantile hemangiomas have a growth phase and an involutional phase. The growth phase occurs over the first 4-10 months of life, with few having significant growth after 5 months. All hemangiomas involute slowly over 2-10 years, but not all involute completely-- possibly leaving irregular texture, loose tissue and can scar if they ulcerate. Treatment may be necessary in large or growing lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser: A laser is excellent for reducing the vascular component of the hemangioma. Depending on the location, other options for removing the scar include primary excision and/ or serial excision. Closure may be accomplished primarily or with flap closure occasionally requiring tissue expansion. ...Read more
Eyelid hemangioma: Most hemangiomas do not require treatment - they grow and then shrink on their own. Eyelid ones are an exception though, because as they grow it can obstruct vision and cause problems with visual development in the infant. I would advise a consultation with a pediatric dermatologist and ophthalmologist. Most likely systemic therapy with Propranolol would be indicated in this situation. ...Read more
Hemangioma benign pelvic tumor may I know it s treatment it causes pain also my mom is 74years old she is diabetic?
Need to be sure that: "hemangioma" is the cause of the pain. There are surgicalm radiofrequency, and radiation methods of obliterating a finding, but it may not affect her pain. Severe diabetics can have vrey painful diabetic neuropathy. Dm & hemangioma not related, and neither may be the cause of her pain. Consult a pain specialist too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speak with Peds Dr: He/She will be able to direct your concerns and options for treatment for your child. ...Read more
My mother had MRI nd reveals she has vertebral L1 hemangioma so I am worried about that please suggest me treatment and it's complications?
No worries: A hemangioma in L1 is extremely common. I would mention that it is reasonable to recheck it if the hemangioma is atypical. Even thoguht hemangiomas are common they can lead to weakining of the bone. So if your mom has suddent increased pain - it could be a stress fracture- again uncommon. Hemangiomas of bone do not cause raised skin lesions. ...Read more
Why does my daughter have such large veins across her face leading to the hemangioma under her eye. Could it be fighting against the treatment?
Possibly: Hemangiomas are irregular collections of blood vessels, in this case beneath the skin. Warmth or redness of skin may be a sign of infection or inflammation. While steroids are used to reduce inflammation, they can increase risk of infection. In addition, steroids can thin in the lining of certain tissues and blood vessels, increasing the risk of bleeding in the setting of trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a large hemangioma on his L1 vertebrae his dr reccomends urgent treatment because he is having urine incontinence and numbness in legs.
Here are some. ..: Oftentimes, the patient, family, and doctor come to confront the dilemma in when and how to treat a disease. How? No magic abound for such. Together, the joined group has to balance between medical necessity including patient/family's emotional subjectivity and doctor's professional objectivity, and professional possibilities so to decide when, what, and how to take action. So, ask Doc so to... ...Read more
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