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What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

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

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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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...

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...

Angioma: See your dermatologist. There might not be a great answer but you definitely need this enlarging angioma followed. The best person to do that is a dermatologist. They might even recommend removal. ...Read more

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I have cherry angioma's on my skin, mostly on my legs, could I have blood poisioning?

Cherry Angiomas: Generally these are small vascular lesions that gradually appear and can be hormone related, or a sign of liver disease. Not aware of a connection to blood poisoning. That said you can have splotchy red lesions on your body as a result of infection, and 'blood poisoning'. If the lesions occurred recently or there are other symptoms like fever or malaise see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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: DEAR DOROTHY5 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

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What does it mean when I keep developing cherry angiomas?I do not tan, use organic skin care. How do I stop them? Scared.

What does it mean when I keep developing cherry angiomas?I do not tan, use organic skin care. How do I stop them? Scared.

Angiomas: Some people get small red bumps on the skin, anywhere on their body. These are often genetic and get worse as people get older. They are not dangerous but there is no way to s top them from coming. A dermatologist can treat them easily, but insurance may not cover the treatment. ...Read more

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I have cherry angiomas on my skin, mostly on my legs, could I have blood poisoning?

Cherry Angioma Cure: Cherry angiomas are common in most people after age 40 and do not indicated blood poisioning if this is the only symptom you have. They are easily treated with laser as a quick office procedure ...Read more

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What is a cherry angioma?

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

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Is there a way to remove cherry angioma?

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

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Small flat red dot above brow, bright red center lighter red surrounding. Been there for many years, possible cherry angioma, looking for confirmation?

See a doctor: Unfortunately, this is something best confirmed by visual inspection. It certainly could be a cherry angioma, but there is no way to tell from a written description over the internet. Your doctor should be able to easily evaluate this at an office visit. ...Read more

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Can cherry angioma disappear?

Can cherry angioma disappear?

They can : They can disappear, but it is not something you can count on. Pulse dye laser or a yag laser will get rid of them for good. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cherry angioma?

What is the definition or description of: cherry angioma?

Cherries: Cherry angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels. Almost all humans develop them, but no one really knows why. They are most common on the stomach and chest, and much less common on the face. They are of cosmetic concern and can be destroyed with laser or cautery. ...Read more

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What can be used to numb pain caused by a cherry angioma?

What can be used to numb pain caused by a cherry angioma?

Cherry angiomas...: should not hurt. See your doctor or a dermatologist to determine if that is, in fact, what it is and why it is painful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I scratched the cherry angioma on my nose and it bled excessively, the angioma is now much larger than before, what can I do to make it go down?

See someone: There are no home remedies to reduce the size of an angioma. Probably best to see either an ENT physician or dermatologist to go over surgical options to have it reduced in size or removed, depending on how large it is. ...Read more

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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

Have it checked: Everything is possible. Have it checked as it might be squamous cell carcinoma or some other cancer especially if you are over 40 and smoked or drank alcohol for many years ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Cherry Angioma (Definition)

Cherry angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels. Almost all humans develop them, but no one really knows why. They are most common on the stomach and chest, and much less common on the face. They are of cosmetic concern and can be destroyed ...Read more


Dr. R Condon Hughes
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Dermatofibroma (Definition)

A small, firm papule that is most common on the legs of adult women. These scar-like bumps often appear after a bug bite, shaving nick, or ingrown ...Read more