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Are pearly penile papules contagious?

Are pearly penile papules contagious?

No they are not: They are a normal finding, more prominent in uncircumcised men & harmless ...Read more

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Does angiokeratoma itch?

Does angiokeratoma itch?

Angiokeratomas: Most authors report that lesions are without symptoms however, a few describe pain or itching. Reference: Medscape: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056046-clinical ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots on scrotum contagious?

Are Fordyce spots on scrotum contagious?

No: These are sebaceous glands. All grown men have some of them, and they're healthy -- they prevent chapping of the skin. ...Read more

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I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots contagious?

Fordyce spots contagious?

No: Fordyce spots look like tiny, painless spots or bumps that appear on the scrotal skin, the shaft of the penis, the female labia, or the inner surface of the lips of the face. They are not due to any disease or illness, nor are they contagious. ...Read more

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Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also a case report recommends considering fabry disease in all male patients with angiokeratomas, even if localized to the scrotum. ...Read more

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What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

All normal growths: Skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibroma are all benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. Cysts are saclike structure in the skin, which usually contains fluid or keratin material. Cherry angiomas are red blood vessels growths that we can get as we age. Dermatofibroma are brown firm scar tissue-like growths. If you are unsure about a skin spot, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Fordyce Spots: Medical experts believe that these tiny bumps are caused by sebum, which is the skin's natural oil. This natural oil is trapped in the sebaceous glands that do not have hair. In normal cases, sebaceous glands open up into hair follicles and the natural oil is secreted through the airshaft. However, sometimes there is no hair and thus no way to discharge this natural body oil. ...Read more

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Ihave small itchy purple bumps on scrotum. Is it angiokeratomas? Are they harmless?

Ihave small itchy purple bumps on scrotum. Is it angiokeratomas? Are they harmless?

Most likely: Angiokeratomas are benign dark red or purple papules (bumps) on the scrotum. It may be worthwhile to have a dermatologist take a look to be certain. ...Read more

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Pearly penile papulus and hirsuties papillaris genitalis, hirsuties coronae glandis. Are they the same?

Pearly penile papulus and hirsuties papillaris genitalis, hirsuties coronae glandis. Are they the same?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. They are the same. ...Read more

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Are pearly penile papules common ?

Are pearly penile papules common ?

Yes.: Overall incidence of 30%, higher in uncircumcised males. ...Read more

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White spots on penile glans? Warts?

White spots on penile glans? Warts?

Not a podiatry ?: You need to direct this to your family doctor. ...Read more

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Are keratocysts cancerous?

Are keratocysts cancerous?

No: Keratocysts are benign and not a cancer nor a precursor to cancer. ...Read more

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Are red moles cancerous?

Are red moles cancerous?

usually not: Black/brown moles are more likely to be cancerous. Most red ones do not change and are typically benign. But if the mole you have gets bigger , like more than one cm in size, then you should go see your doctor to be sure that it is benign. ...Read more

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What are benign hemangiomas?

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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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Can cherry angioma disappear?

Can cherry angioma disappear?

They can : They can disappear, but it is not something you can count on. Pulse dye laser or a yag laser will get rid of them for good. ...Read more

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What are condyloma acuminatum?

What are condyloma acuminatum?

Genital warts: About 90% of genital warts are caused by 2 specific hpv types (6 and 11) and are the least likely to have cancer-causing potential. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10-20% of people over a period of 3-4 months. There at a variety of therapies available to help remove and suppress them. They are quite contagious when present. They appear as colliflower type growths or smaller bumps. ...Read more

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What exactly is incidental benign verrucous keratosis?

What exactly is incidental benign verrucous keratosis?

Benign thickening: This would be pathology report for thickened of skin with no underlying pathology. The skin is thickened with changes seen in a wart with no evidence of an underlying wart. Peeling creams such as urea could help. The area could be cosmetically improved by electric planing. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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What is angiokeratomas.

What is  angiokeratomas.

It's a benign : Cutaneous lesion of capillaries, generally unworthy of further investigation. Very rare and easy to be misdiagnosed. Biopsy sometimes necessary. Diffuse angiokeratomas should alert physician to conditions like fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder. ...Read more

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Does angiokeratoma itch?

Angiokeratomas: Most authors report that lesions are without symptoms however, a few describe pain or itching. Reference: Medscape: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056046-clinical ...Read more

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Could you explain to me what angiokeratoma is?

Could you explain to me what angiokeratoma is?

Angiokeratoma are...: Angio has to do with blood vessels, while kerato pertains to the tough outer layer of the skin. Angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels that usually area red or blue. Keratoses are benign skin lesions that appear tough and sometimes wart like. Put them together and you get a benign red or blue skin lesion that is tough and wart like. A dermatologist can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What type of medicine is available for angiokeratoma?

What type of medicine is available for angiokeratoma?

Freezing, laser Surg: Freeze with liquid nitrogen, remove pigment with q-switch laser or IPL. Cut them out. ...Read more

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Treatment for angiokeratoma?

Treatment for angiokeratoma?

Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas are small bumps on the skin, about 2-4 mm in diameter, that appear like watery, blood-filled blisters (vesicles). These are a form of benign overgrowth of capillary blood vessels in the superficial skin. The most effective way to treat them if you want to get rid of them is by freezing (cryotherapy). ...Read more

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Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

It's possible: Angiokeratomas are a combination of dilated blood vessels and keratosis of the skin. The thicken skin can cause itching. ...Read more

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How to treat irritated angiokeratomas?

How to treat irritated angiokeratomas?

Don't require treat: In most instances, these are left alone. On occasion, a biopsy may be cc required to establish a definitive diagnosis, treatment can use surgical excision, laser treatment, electrocautery, or cryotherapy. ...Read more

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Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also a case report recommends considering fabry disease in all male patients with angiokeratomas, even if localized to the scrotum. ...Read more

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Who can treat angiokeratomas on vulva?

Who can treat angiokeratomas on vulva?

Easy to Rx: A physician with an electrosurgery or laser setup can handle these. You are also free to keep them; it's a personal choice whether you have them removed. ...Read more

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Why do you get angiokeratomas on vulva?

Not known: It is normal to get these on your vulva, but nobody knows why. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for angiokeratoma of fordyce?

What is the proper treatment for angiokeratoma of fordyce?

Patient's choice: Often the best treatment is to do nothing. Depending on what's available, lasers, cryotherapy, microsurgery may all be offered. ...Read more

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I had sex and i noticed i could have angiokeratomas could i contract aids from it ?

I had sex and i noticed i could have angiokeratomas could i contract aids from it ?

No.: Angiokeratomas are benign lesions. They do not alter your risk of contracting aids nor do they cause aids. Kaposis sarcoma is a different disease which is associated with aids but does not cause it. ...Read more

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What causes angiokeratomas on vulva? Dr says these are rare for women, so what caused me to develop them and how to treat? Are they cancerous?

What causes angiokeratomas on vulva? Dr says these are rare for women, so what caused me to develop them and how to treat? Are they cancerous?

They just happen: Don't worry about fabry's if you don't have themelsewhere. I suspect there's a genetic component. There's a counterpart in men who get them on the scrotum -- some guys get hundreds, most guys get none, they're actually not that rare on the vulva (though i'm a pathologist and i tend to see a lot of stuff) and they have no premalignant potential. ...Read more

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I have a few purple/dark colour lesions located on my outer labia, they've been here several years and do not bleed, I believe they're angiokeratomas?

I have a few purple/dark colour lesions located on my outer labia, they've  been here several years and do not bleed, I believe they're angiokeratomas?

Quite possibly: It is a reasonable guess, but I suggest you consult a dermatologist to rule out other conditions. I see angiokeratomas fairly often but in much older women. ...Read more

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Good day Dr. I have scrotal angiokeratoma and its itchy...would you advice me to purchase ointment or cream to prevent this or to avoid itchness.thank?

Good day Dr. I have scrotal angiokeratoma and its itchy...would you advice me to purchase ointment or cream to prevent this or to avoid itchness.thank?

Angiokeratoma: whoever diagnosed you with this condition would prescribe you a medication or otherwise, no OTC treatment that I know can be of help, best wishes ...Read more

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Ihave small itchy purple bumps on scrotum. Is it angiokeratomas? Are they harmless?

Most likely: Angiokeratomas are benign dark red or purple papules (bumps) on the scrotum. It may be worthwhile to have a dermatologist take a look to be certain. ...Read more

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I'm a 32 y/o f with angiokeratoma on labia majora. What causes this? Is there an affordable treatment? If treated is it likely to recur?

I'm a 32 y/o f with angiokeratoma on labia majora. What causes this?  Is there an affordable treatment? If treated is it likely to recur?

Symptoms?: Angiokeratomas are benign skin lesions of capillaries (tiny blood vessels). I am not sure what causes them. Most patients are without symptoms and do not require treatment. However, intermittent bleeding, itching, and pain can occur. Laser therapy is one outpatient treatment. Excision and grafting may be needed, which should be definitive therapy. ...Read more

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Many dark looking bumps on outer labia, look like pics of Angiokeratoma. Have Derm appt for end of Sept, ok to wait, how serious can this be?

Many dark looking bumps on outer labia, look like pics of Angiokeratoma. Have Derm appt for end of Sept, ok to wait, how serious can this be?

Angiokeratomas tend: to be more purple or red looking. without seeing them i cannot tell you for sure, but if lesions have been there for awhile I would think you will be fine waiting until Sept. If lesions suddenly arose I would not wait. ...Read more