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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have a Pyogenic Granuloma on my eyelid the dR said-it will be surgically removed-chances its cancer on a pale/white 29yr/f?it showed up over a month

I have a Pyogenic Granuloma on my eyelid the dR said-it will be surgically removed-chances its cancer on a pale/white 29yr/f?it showed up over a month

Possibly: While pyogenic granulaomas of the eyelid are very rare, occassionally squamous cell lesions can occur, they can resemble a small wart like lesion or granuloma and are very slow in growth progression. Biopsy for dx should be performed which should be curative in either case. ...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 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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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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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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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

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...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