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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
62 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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What is cherry angiomas.?

What is cherry angiomas.?

Skin vessels: These are bright red vascular lesions that occur on the skin in older persons. They vary from punctate to sometimes 1/4 inch in size. They are benign but can be removed if they are in a spot that gets rubbed a lot causing bleeding. ...Read more

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Do cherry angiomas hurt?

Do cherry angiomas hurt?

No: These are benign vascular skin lesions in older folks most common on the midsection. They do not hurt unless irritated externally. ...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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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

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Do cherry angiomas appear and disappear?

Do cherry angiomas appear and disappear?

Cherry angiomas: Usually the do not disappear without intervention. They can be removed with electro coagulation or laser treatments. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible consequence. ...Read more

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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more

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Can a cherry angioma be a small (1to 2 mm) raised purple bump with small red spots on it?

Cherry angioma: And does not blanch with pressure. Could be. If we do 2nd opinion you can send pictures which will help a lot. ...Read more

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Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Cherry hemangioma: Benign vascular growth on skin as opposed to spider angiomata associated with liver disease. ...Read more

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Could you get cherry angiomas under tongue?

Cherry angiomas: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: Could you get cherry angiomas under tongue? ANS: If I got them then the answer is yes. Show to your Dr. and even take a picture and send to us. Google tongue cherry angiomas and see if yours looks like that. Assuming you have one?I can't tell from your question. Always give as much information about you as you can is space. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (venous malformation), what is this?

Venous tumor.: Hemangioma is essentially an enlargement (ectasia) of a vein which is due to a venous malformation. They can occur any where in the body and can be very small such as those very small red spots seen on the skin to very large such as those sometimes found in the liver or spleen. The treatment varies from nothing to local removal with a laser or RFto sclerotherapy to surgical excision. ...Read more

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Can a spider angioma disappear on its own?

Possibly: What would be necessary would for something to stop the veins from filling. I guess any injury to the skin that would result in enough to make the blood clot in the fine veins would do it. Technically then the body would remove the veins as it removed the clotted blood. ...Read more

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What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

Petechiae: Petechiae hemorrhage spots come from extremely small areas where you are bleeding into your skin. Many different things can cause petechiae. Some of the more common causes include: an injury, autoimmune disorder, reaction to medication, liver disorder, or bone marrow disorder. But it could also be something as simple as a nutritional deficiency. Try supplementing with vitamins b12, c, folic acid. ...Read more

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Pictures of harmless dark freckles and moles?

Pictures of harmless dark freckles and moles?

Not sure: Please try to make your question clearer so it can be answered properly. ...Read more

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Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Maliganat % of mole: There are a small % of birthmarks that have the potential of becoming cancerous. Best to see a doctor in person for examination. ...Read more

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Is there anything to do about a cherry angioma?

Is there anything to do about a cherry angioma?

YES: Cherry angiomas are common non-cancerous tumors made of blood vessels. They are usually hereditary and accumulate with advancing age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. However, elective removal of cherry angiomata include electrodesiccation, laser ablation, and excision. ...Read more

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Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Do not self diagnose: Too important a question and a disease to be looking for a diagnosis over the internet or to self diagnose Have it checked thoroughly by a cardiologist or infectious disease specialist ASAP!!!! ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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