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Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
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Pyogenic Granuloma (Overview)

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.


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

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.

Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
33 Doctors shared insights

Pyogenic Granuloma (Overview)

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Traumatic pyogenic granuloma at corner of mouth. Still bleening after 3 weeks after treatment by dermatologist, what kind of dr should I go to?

Traumatic pyogenic granuloma at corner of mouth. Still bleening after 3 weeks after treatment by dermatologist, what kind of dr should I go to?

Surgeon: If you are an adult see a general surgeon. If this is your child, see a pediatric surgeon. Simple excision should set it straight.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.