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Doctor insights on: Pyogenic Granuloma Skin

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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 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

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...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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Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Yes: Do not pick off, clean gently with soap and warm water, or use warm compresses to sooth area, then apply topical bacterial cream/ointment and take oral antibiotic. ...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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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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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 causes skin buildup under toe nails?

What causes skin buildup under toe nails?

Fungus: You might have fungus. If your nails are curved or incurvated callus can build up in the nail grooves due to pressure. ...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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Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Skin lesions: Any questionable skin lesions should be seen in person by a specialist. If a lesion has been diagnosed as pre-cancerous I would not recommend scraping it off. Having an initial biopsy performed is essential. A likely follow-up of the complete lesion with clean margins would then need to be performed. It's important to always protect your skin and avoiding prolonged direct sun exposure. Be safe! ...Read more

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Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

It can: The following risk factors increase the risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers: •old scars, burns, ulcers, or areas of inflammation on the skin. (this is taken from the national cancer institute website). ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Can genital skin tags spread?

Can genital skin tags spread?

Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Suggest you visit your ob-gyn for examination to confirm. They can easily remove tags for you. ...Read more

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What it's mean: "closed skin Subcutaneous Tissue Biopsy procedure?

Under skin: It means the stitches are in tissue beneath the skin where you cannot see them. No suture removal will be needed. ...Read more