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Lots of telangiectasias suddenly lately, and small capillary painful and bursting everywhere. Reasons?

Lots of telangiectasias suddenly lately, and small capillary painful and bursting everywhere. Reasons?

Not clear: There are many reasons for telangiectasias to appear. Mostly the mechanisms are hormonal based or inflammation/autoimmune related. I would strongly encourage you to see your primary care doctor sooner rather than later. The "bursting" may very well represent the fragile nature of those blood vessels. Best of luck. ...Read more

Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding. ...Read more

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How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

HHT Normal Life: You will see in the medical literature that most people with hht have a normal lifespan.The commonly seen skin lesions and nosebleeds usually develop during childhood. The avms (arterial-venous malformations) are thought to be present from birth, but don't have to cause any symptoms. Frequent nosebleeds are usually the most common symptom ...Read more

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How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Investigate: Most people with hht just have dilated tiny blood vessels visible in their skin, but the abnormal blood vessels can occur anywhere in the body and you would want to have a doctor investigate, especially to make sure you don't have a vascular lesion or aneurism in the brain that could cause more serious trouble. ...Read more

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Drs, how do you detect hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Drs, how do you detect hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how bad is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

I was just wondering how bad is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Not that bad: You will see in the medical literature that most people with hht have a normal lifespan.The commonly seen skin lesions and nosebleeds usually develop during childhood. The avms (arterial-venous malformations) are thought to be present from birth, but don't have to cause any symptoms. Frequent nosebleeds are usually the most common symptom. ...Read more

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How hard is it to live with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia)?

Complex Q: Everyone is different. If a person has been diagnosed with hht they should see a doctor regularly who can direct their care and screen for complications. More information can be found at http://hht.Org/about-hht/. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhagic telangiectasia also known as oslo weber rendu syndrome?

Same: Oslo rendu weber involves vascular malformations on mucosal surfaces and is a congenital genetic disease. These vascular abnormalities frequently bleed. ...Read more

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What can be done about bleeds from hht, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

What can be done about bleeds from hht, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Embolism: Bleeding from hht fall into two categories - minor ie. Small bleeds from telangectasia on mucosal surfaces like the nose/lips that can be inconvenient but usually stop easily, and potentially life threatening bleeds from avns in the lung, liver or brain. These avns should be screened for on a regular basis once hht has been diagnosed and may need embolization (sealed up from the inside) if found. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Rare gene disorder: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and organs. It may lead to nosebleeds, acute and chronic digestive tract bleeding, and various other problems like arteriovenous malformations. ...Read more

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