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I have been diagnosed with a pyrogenic granulnoma on my fingernail on my second finger is it painfull to have the nail removed from the nail bed?
Somewhat: In order to remove the nail, the surgeon will most likely perform a ring block ( numbing with lidocaine). That is the most painful part of the procedure since there is a needle involved. You shouldn't feel the nail removal itself. I bet you are experiencing pain from the pyogenic granuloma, so you are going to be happy to have it removed. It takes 5-6 mos for the nail to regrow. ...Read more
Benign mass: In a granuloma, a group of macrophages (scavenger cells) stick tightly together to wall something off. It's the basis of the normal response to many things, from tuberculosis to a splinter to an ingrown hair. A calcified, stable nodule on your chest x-ray is likely an old granuloma; most of us here in kansas have one from meeting histoplasmosis. They're seen in many forms in many illnesses. ...Read more
A term used to: Describe a collection of inflammatory cells and most commonly caused by an infection of tissue. Granulomas are commonly found in the lung tissue which most of the time is the result of fungal infection. There are different types of granulomas depending on which tissue they develop in and what infection caused the formation of granulomas. Overall, they are considered benign lesions. ...Read more
Hard in the middle: Granuloma is body defense mechanism response to an antigen which cannot be dealth with. Usually this response is by fibroblasts, macrophages and some inflammatory cells and is like a firm ball, in the center of which is trapped antigen. This is in contrast with caseating granuloma in which there is necrosis in the middle of this ball. This usually formed in tb. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Franklins: juvenile xanthogranuloma is a self limited skin disorder. Mainly affects infants and small children consists of tan colored firm slightly raised papulonodules several mm in diameter. Treatment varies depending upon location from topical to intralesional steroids surgical removal use of radiotherapy ...Read more
Ganuloma annulare: Its usually self limited ganulomatous skin problem. Grows slowly tend not be symptomatic. Duration variable, maybe 1/2 pts clear up about 2 yrs.. Make suture dr. Makes diagnosis as can be mistaken ringworm and mistreated.Most treatment symptomatic. Dermatology fraught with musteries. Could be immune system, or geinetic! don't know for sure. But it is benign if diagnosis accurate. ...Read more
What is a granuloma, and does it have to be cut off in order for there to be normal skin healing?
Granuloma: A granuloma is a small area of inflammation in tissue due to injury, such as from an infection. Granulomas most often occur in the lungs but can occur in other parts of the body as well. They typically cause no signs or symptoms and are found incidentally on an x-ray done for some other reason. ...Read more