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Dr. James Chapman
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Cherry Angioma (Overview)

Cherry angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels. Almost all humans develop them, but no one really knows why. They are most common on the stomach and chest, and much less common on the face. They are of cosmetic concern and can be destroyed with laser or cautery.


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What is a cherry angioma and what does it look like?

What is a cherry angioma and what does it look like?

Blood vessel disease: Benign blood vessel proliferation, on the skin, looks like a cherry usually small spots. Most of the time no treatment required, easy to treat with cryofreezing, fulgarization or excision. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
53 doctors shared insights

Cherry Angioma (Overview)

Cherry angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels. Almost all humans develop them, but no one really knows why. They are most common on the stomach and chest, and much less common on the face. They are of cosmetic concern and can be destroyed with laser or cautery.


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I have a reddish mole on my forearm i've had for a few years now, i believe it's a cherry angioma but how do I know if it's skin cancer?

I have a reddish mole on my forearm i've had for a few years now, i believe it's a cherry angioma but how do I know if it's skin cancer?

See a derm: If the growth has gone unchanged for long period of time it is most likely benign however i would have it checked out by a dermatologist make sure there are very slow-growing skin cancers that can occur in that area worst-case scenario is that a biopsy would be done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What can be used to numb pain caused by a cherry angioma?

What can be used to numb pain caused by a cherry angioma?

Cherry angiomas...: should not hurt. See your doctor or a dermatologist to determine if that is, in fact, what it is and why it is painful. ...Read more

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What would be causing my traumatized cherry angioma to grow?- on the surface of my skin and inside my bone, how can I treat this? It's causing pain...

Angioma: See your dermatologist. There might not be a great answer but you definitely need this enlarging angioma followed. The best person to do that is a dermatologist. They might even recommend removal. ...Read more

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I am low in iron and have cherry angiomas, will my iron supplements helps cherry angiomas? If not what natural cure will?

No "natural" cure: Cherry angiomas are common in middle aged and older people. There is no "natural" cure. They can be removed with electrocautery or pulsed laser treatment. They will keep coming as you get older and are not related to iron deficiency. If they don't bother you from a cosmetic point of view, you don't have to treat them at all. ...Read more

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About how much would it cost to get a cherry angioma removed?

Probably not much: If you have a small angioma that is not connected to larger underlying vein trouble that also needs to be treated, then treatment should be quick, easy, and not very costly. ...Read more

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Sudden rise in cherry angioma, spider veins and keratosis pilaris. Could it be an allergic reaction, circulation problem, or hormonal changes (i'm 31)?

Many factors: It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction. However it does sound suspicious for a hormonal problem. If you have recently changed oral contraceptives you may want to condiser this as one possible source. Spider veins may be indicative of unfolded lying venous problems and should also be evaluated. Consider discussing this with a dermatologist or your internist who may want to perform an exam & labs. ...Read more

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What is a cherry angioma?

Benign blood vessel: Cherry angiomas or hemangiomas are little, bright red, pinpoint to match head sized, flat spots that over time, become raised, more dome shaped and actually begin to look like a cherry. They are benign. A nice description of cherry hemangoimas can be seen at: dermtv.Com/what-are-cherry-hemangiomas. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Angioma (Definition)

Is benign tumor derived from cells of vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or from cells of the ...Read more