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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Angiokeratoma Fordyce

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Please suggest what type of medicine is available for angiokeratoma?

Please suggest what type of medicine is available for angiokeratoma?

No great medicine: These do best with cautery from your derm

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Why do you get angiokeratomas on vulva?

Why do you get angiokeratomas on vulva?

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

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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.

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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.

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Should I be concerned about several angiokeratomas on my scrotum. Much of what I read online indicate it's normal to see these as men age. No pain.

Should I be concerned about several angiokeratomas on my scrotum. Much of what I read online indicate it's normal to see these as men age. No pain.

Benign: They are benign. No treatment is necessary unless you want themgine then options are electrocautery, laser or cryotherapy. Rarely do patients present with this as a complaint.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have lots of angiokeratomas on my thighs & arms. Most are cherry red but some spots are a light brown color. Can angiokeratomas be brown/flesh color?

I have lots of angiokeratomas on my thighs & arms. Most are cherry red but some spots are a light brown color. Can angiokeratomas be brown/flesh color?

Yes: These can be brownish in color. They can be sporadic or occur in fabry's disease. Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta) is now available as a treatment for fabry's disease to prevent progression of kidney disease associated with it.