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What is a pyogenic granuloma?

What is a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. ...Read more

Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
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Pyogenic Granuloma (Definition)

This is a benign condition usually caused by trauma where the skin heals abnormally with blood vessels instead of scar tissue. Often, it is a minor injury and not even remembered. It is a hassle and best removed by a dermatologist. More common in children and pregnant ...Read more


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What's granuloma annulare disease?

What's granuloma annulare disease?

Skin granulomas: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. It can occasionally be associated with thyroid disease or diabetes, so you should be worked up for those conditions by your doctor. Otherwise, it is benign and of only cosmetic concern. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies are described. ...Read more

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Is lichen planus very different to Granuloma annulaire?

Is lichen planus very different to Granuloma annulaire?

LICHEN PLANUS PLUS?: ITS LIKE WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLES AND ORANGES? THEY ARE BOTH FRUIT THEY ALSO ARE SKIN DISORDERS. LETS CALL LICHEN PLANUS -- LP LETS CALL GRANULOMA --GA LP CAN BE VERY ITCHY GA DOESNT ITCH NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT CAUSES GA. LP CAN BE CAUSED BY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS. THEY LOOK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. LP CAN OCCUR IN THE MOUTH GA OCCURS ONLY ON THE SKIN THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS. ...Read more

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A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail. ...Read more

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What do you diagnose a pyogenic granuloma?

Biopsy is best way: Often a physician can make judgement on appearance and medical history and examination. ...Read more

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What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

Unclear question: Examination of the tissue by a pathologist is the gold standard for diagnosis. However, an apical cavitary lesion in the lung should be treated as tuberculosis, unless proven otherwise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

No: Sk's are nonmalignant tumors, nor are they premalignant. They often grow on sun damaged skin, so they often show up in the same areas which are at risk for skin cancers. Sk's require no treatment. See a md for eval & diagnosis. ...Read more

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Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read more

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Can a scratched malignant melanoma/amelanotic nodular melanoma heal to look like normal skin?

Can a scratched malignant melanoma/amelanotic nodular melanoma heal to look like normal skin?

They grow deep.: It's doubtful that a melanoma with the top scratched off in any way would appear like normal skin, as they tend to grow deep and not superficially. But if there's really any concern about melanoma, see a Dermatologist right away. ...Read more

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Can erythema nodosum be mistaken for folliculitis?

Can erythema nodosum be mistaken for folliculitis?

Not really: Erythema nodosum is a reddened, tender nodule 1-5 inches with no pus, fluctuance or drainage. Folliculitis is an infected hair follicle that may progress to a small pusutle or an abscess. ...Read more

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Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction  nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Sounds benign: This description sounds like a benign mole or what a pathologist would call a junctional nevus. There should be a final diagnosis on the report in addition to the description. Doesn't sound worrisome or atypical to me. ...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

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How common is a lichenoid lymphocytic infiltrate w/ tanglestacia in a skin biopsy? I was diagnosed Mycosis Fungoides last year, could this be new spot

Nonspecific terms vs: The diagnosis of nycosis fungoides is based on a combination of 4 items: clinical, histological, immunotests, molecular. The histological picture mimics many forms and also includes lichenoid infiltrate, plus in a third, ,atypical abnormal cells form cerebriform Pautier's nests. To answer your question, your biopsy should have molecular clonality, expert pathology immunohistology review. ...Read more

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Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Varied possibilities: These findings suggest several possible entities.Based on this description of biopsy findings diagnoses including connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus may be considered, as well as a drug reaction. However, the only way to accurately make a diagnosis is to correlate the biopsy findings with the clinical presentation and other symptoms a patient may be having. ...Read more

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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What is a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pyogenic granuloma?

What are the tests for pyogenic granuloma?

Removal with Biopsy: A pyogenic granuloma is non-cancerous growth of tissue that is composed of fragile immature blood vessels. There are often found in areas on the skin after trauma (fingers and toes around the nail are most common). They are tender and bleed very easily. See your doctor to have it removed and tested by biopsy to make sure that is what it is. ...Read more

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Can a pyogenic granuloma be removed as an outpatient basis?

YES: Depending on the size and complicating co-morbid conditions, this could certainly be done as an outpt procedure. ...Read more

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What happens if I cut off my pyogenic granuloma with sharp scissors, would it be dangerous?

Pyogenic granuloma: Pyogenic granuloma (eruptive hemangioma or granulation tissue-type hemangioma). You might bleed like a stuck pig if you do that. These are vascular tumors. ...Read more

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What can I do about a pyogenic granuloma?

See a surgeon: Pyogenigc granulomas can often be treated by cauterization. The tissue should also be biopsied and the wound followed by the physician until healed. ...Read more

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What do you diagnose a pyogenic granuloma?

Biopsy is best way: Often a physician can make judgement on appearance and medical history and examination. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral pyogenic granuloma?

Several: Pyogenic granulomas in the oral cavity may occur in several areas, with the gums being one of the more common locations. They may be due to trauma or some source of local irritation. Typically they will appear as a round elevated lesion, deep red in appearance, bleed easily, and sometimes painful. ...Read more

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What is and what can be done for a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a pyogenic granuloma?

Bleeding, tender: A pyogenic granuloma is non-cancerous growth of tissue that is composed of fragile immature blood vessels. There are often found in areas on the skin after trauma (fingers and toes around the nail are most common). They are tender and bleed very easily. See your doctor to have it removed and tested by biopsy to make sure that is what it is. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pyogenic granuloma?

What is the definition or description of: pyogenic granuloma?

Abnormal healing: This is a benign condition usually caused by trauma where the skin heals abnormally with blood vessels instead of scar tissue. Often, it is a minor injury and not even remembered. It is a hassle and best removed by a dermatologist. More common in children and pregnant women and certain medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing pyogenic granuloma umbilicus?

Can you tell me about experiencing pyogenic granuloma umbilicus?

Benign: Not a cancer. Not an infection. A small, pink, soft growth like a tiny finger. Simple excision is quick, easy, painless, and curative. On the umbilicus it is usually a newborn and may respond to cauterization such as silver nitrate. You MUST have a relationship with a DR. You did not make this diagnosis on your own. Be sure this DR explains so you are satisfied. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a pyogenic granuloma in your thyroid?

Is it possible for you to have a pyogenic granuloma in your thyroid?

Probably: Hi. I hate to say anything's impossible, but in decades of treating thyroid disease, I've never seen one. Have any other endo's out here see one? ...Read more

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I have a pyogenic granuloma onmy finger I'm worried that it's getting bigger inside as well as outside as I'm getting pain in other parts of myfinger?

PG: Assuming you have a Pyogenic Granuloma, Depending on the size of the lesion, you should see either a Dermatologist or hand surgeon. The lesion may be treated with curretage and cautery to the base. Other options include Laser Surgery, cryotherapy and topical Imiquimod. The doctor may be able to offer you more specific and appropriate therapy for your individual case. ...Read more

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I have a pyogenic granuloma on my face is it a kind of cancer and how I can remove it?

I have a pyogenic granuloma on my face is it a kind of cancer and how I can remove it?

See a Dr: Preferably a dermatologist. You cannot be sure of this diagnosis without a microscopic exam of the specimen when it is removed. Why do you think it is a pyogenic granuloma? Removing one of these is quick and painless, requiring no stitches or bandages. So when I think I see one I take it off right there. They are superficial and leave no scars. It is not a cancer but some cancers look the same. T ...Read more

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How could I have gotten a pyogenic granuloma on top of a chalazion in my eyelid only in 5 weeks?I did have old contacts in& kept poking at it. im 28

How could I have gotten a pyogenic granuloma on top of a chalazion in my eyelid only in 5 weeks?I did have old contacts in& kept poking at it. im 28

Not serious: Pyogenic granulomas are benign healing type overgrowths of mucosal tissue. They can form with any irritation or surgery that goes through the mucosa of the lining of the eye. It is nothing that you had control over. These can be easily removed without scarring or discomfort by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?

How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?

Pyogenic granuloma: Removal of pyogenic granuloma is indicated to alleviate bleeding, discomfort, and in your case infections. A number of malignant tumors can mimic pyogenic granuloma, making histopathologic confirmation important. Ok to ask your doc for a surgical or wound care referral. Recurrence is not so common. Sorry you had such a loss related to this. ...Read more

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I have a small.raised red growth on my upper arm that bleeds easily when bumped and is not healing. I am wondering if it is a pyogenic granuloma?

Pyogenic granuloma : Pyogenic granulomata are common benign vascular lesions of the skin and mucosa. They are not infective, purulent or granulomatous (as the name might suggest) - rather, a reactive inflammatory mass of blood vessels and a few fibroblasts within the dermis of the skin. Please see your doctor for examination to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more