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Red Moles Cherry Angiomas
Yes: Cherry angiomas are superficial lesions caused by the dilation of capillaries in the skin. They can be easily removed by any destructive modality eg. Lasers or electrosurgery. ...Read more
I have a rapidly enlarging, painful red mole on my shoulder. I've never had this change in any other cherry angiomas. Could it be cancerous?
Suspicious moles: The color, borders, appearance and size of a skin lesion are most important determinants to assess potential for a cancerous lesion. An experienced physician will do skin biopsy if the lesion appears worrisome. Without actually looking at it it is hard to say if you need biopsy or not. Therefore get it checked out. ...Read more
I have a reddish mole on my forearm I've had for a few years now, I believe it's a cherry angioma but how do I know if it's skin cancer?
See a derm: If the growth has gone unchanged for long period of time it is most likely benign however I would have it checked out by a dermatologist make sure there are very slow-growing skin cancers that can occur in that area worst-case scenario is that a biopsy would be done under local anesthesia. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a cherry angioma under tongue? Have little red dot and worried again cause online Chinese medicine says it means high estrogen
I've developed a number of red spots which I think are cherry angiomas over the past month or so, should I be worried?
Angiomas: Cherry Angiomas by themselves are benign and can easily be treated with a laser to remove. However, new onset of these lesions may represent normal aging, hormone changes, and sometimes liver problems. It would be a good idea to see your doctor to make sure there is no underlying issues. ...Read more
Cherry angioma: And does not blanch with pressure. Could be. If we do 2nd opinion you can send pictures which will help a lot. ...Read more
34 yo male. Daily gym until 1mth ago. Notices 20 red blood pin-sized spots at arms, quadricep. Does not go away? Gp, said cherry angiomas, no blood count
Risks?: As long as you are otherwise feeling well and have not a backdrop of highly risky behaviors (steroid use, HIV exposure, etc.) your GP is probably correct. If they are small and circumscribed, biopsy would seem to add little info. But continued skin inspection for changes is a good habit to keep. ...Read more
29, had a few little red dots (cherry angioma?) appear on my arms. Now I've one on forehead near hairline. Lots of ponytails. Internet says aneurysm?!
I've a red spot on my forehead near hair (like cherry angioma), doesn't bleed, but sensitive. I did scratch. Tight ponytails = hair loss? Skin cancer?
RED SPOT ON FOREHEAD:
I AM SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE THIS "RED SPOT".
SHOW IT TO YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR, OR BETTER YET, LET A DERMATOLOGIST CHECK IT OUT.
AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD IT. ...Read more
I have a cherry angioma on my leg that bleeds very easily if bumped or touched. I can't afford an office visit. How can I treat it myself?
Probably not: I don't know of any home remedies for angiomas. If it bleeds that easily you really should have it addressed. You may want to look into free clinics in the area or clinics that do charity work may be able to help you without a big expense. Many of these clinics have sliding scale fees depending on your income. ...Read more
Would taking a 65 mg supplement of iron a day help relieve pain &/or inflammation of my traumatized cherry angioma? I have been told I have low iron
Do Cherry angiomas cause cancer cells to form through angiogensis. I read angiogensis causes them and cancer feeds off of angiogensis. Scared of cance?
Unlikely: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. A cherry angioma is, by definition, a benign lesion. The chances of it contributing to cancer are essentially zero. However, if you are concerned, seek medical attention. I suggest consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Benign blood vessel:
Cherry angiomas or hemangiomas are little, bright red, pinpoint to match head sized, flat spots that over time, become raised, more dome shaped and actually begin to look like a cherry. They are benign. A nice description of cherry hemangoimas can be seen at:
dermtv. Com/what-are-cherry-hemangiomas. ...Read more
Several ways: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Angioma/color: Best to have your doc or derma see these lesions. ...Read more
Cherry angiomas: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: Could you get cherry angiomas under tongue? ANS: If I got them then the answer is yes. Show to your Dr. And even take a picture and send to us. Google tongue cherry angiomas and see if yours looks like that. Assuming you have one? I can't tell from your question. Always give as much information about you as you can is space. ...Read more
All normal growths: Skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibroma are all benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. Cysts are saclike structure in the skin, which usually contains fluid or keratin material. Cherry angiomas are red blood vessels growths that we can get as we age. Dermatofibroma are brown firm scar tissue-like growths. If you are unsure about a skin spot, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm 29yrs old with 20+ cherry angiomas. Are they associated with high estrogen? Should I be worried and get levels tested? I'm pale skinned.
Common, NProb: Common finding and most are benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would be causing my traumatized cherry angioma to grow? - on the surface of my skin and inside my bone, how can I treat this? It's causing pain...
Have cherry angiomas appear on inside of both ankles, on shin, some on calf, over last 4 days, why? Course of action
Richard: Richard, this is difficult to know exactly why you have these new angioms or angiokeratomas. Possibilities include new weight gain with subsequent stasis dermatitis, pigmented purpuric dermatosis, vasculitis (palpable purpura) or even a rare deposition disease such as Fabrys disease. A skin biopsy may be needed to know for sure. ...Read more
I am low in iron and have cherry angiomas, will my iron supplements helps cherry angiomas? If not what natural cure will?
No "natural" cure: Cherry angiomas are common in middle aged and older people. There is no "natural" cure. They can be removed with electrocautery or pulsed laser treatment. They will keep coming as you get older and are not related to iron deficiency. If they don't bother you from a cosmetic point of view, you don't have to treat them at all. ...Read more