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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.
Patient's choice: Often the best treatment is to do nothing. Depending on what's available, lasers, cryotherapy, microsurgery may all be offered.
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.
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.
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.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
No great medicine: These do best with cautery from your derm
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.
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.
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.