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Causes Of Angiokeratoma Fordyce
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
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 them elsewhere. 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
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
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
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
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
No great medicine: These do best with cautery from your derm ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
Is it possible to get rid of scrotal Angiokeratomas forever after cryotherapy or laser treatment. Best regards, Fadhel?
No, but. ..: Some men tends to have angiokeratomas on their scrotum, which requires no treatment if being free of mental & physical hang-up - concern, and there has been no known means to "cure" it. So, you needs to adopt and adapt to what you have got in life. I do realize this is not what you like to hear; but, I'm sure this is what you need to hear; don't let political correctness and commercialism rein. ...Read more
I have Angiokeratoma on scrotum, when taking bath it start bleeding. I have seen docters here but no cure yet. Please advice if any cure method is thr?
A doctor could remove the lesion and that would cure the problem.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I hav some small sized bumps on my penis. They r in large no. @ bottom n several on top-mid portion. My doctor said its angiokeratoma but cud not cure.
Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas are common and can be confused with pearly papules & vice versa. They're a non-problem, just like some guys have freckles on their faces -- many guys with freckles like them. You can have them lasered or frozen off by a dermatologist if you wish. Instead, why not keep them and make the decision once you're in a stable marriage? ...Read more
I have purple bumps on my labia, 4 raised, some just dots. They don't hurt, but bleed. Angiokeratoma or kaposi sarcoma or herpes? I'm very worried!
Possibly: see MD: This does not sound typical of a herpetic lesion but could be either of the other two. What concerns me is that you are asking about two very unusual lesions that suggest unprotected and risky sexual behaviors. Use of condoms may help to diminish this risk. To confirm the presence of these possible diagnoses you will need to see your gynecologist for an exam and possible biopsy. ...Read more
Angiokeratomas : is it a std that is not curable and will always come back such as genital herpes or genital warts?
No: I'm really sorry that anybody told you this. They're a normal part of many folks' anatomy. ...Read more
What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??
Cause not known: Fordyce spots on lips are enlarged sebaceous glands. We do not know what causes then but it is certainly not chapstick. They eventually go away on their own. ...Read more
Can the acidic nature of the vagina cause it to itch when moist? (In the area of fordyce spots) Or is that normally thrush related?
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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