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What will help with cherry hemangiomas?

What will help with cherry hemangiomas?

Propranolol, laser..: Cherry hemangioma usually means hemangioma of infancy in babies. These respond well to propranolol, laser, and sometimes steroids or surgery. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more


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Is there a way to prevent getting cherry hemangioma?

Is there a way to prevent getting cherry hemangioma?

Good question: Also known as cambell de morgan spots. C de m was a surgeon and he noticed these spots on the belly of people that he was operating on for cancer. He thought that they were the skin insignia of cancer. This was later debunked. Since they do tend to occur as we get older, they may well be caused by oxidative stress. The only way of helping graceful age is ----you got it! appropriate diet. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cherry hemangiomas?

Laser, medicine: It depends on the age group. In an infant, Propranolol works very well. In older kids, and adults, either surgery or laser can help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Cherry hemangioma: Benign vascular growth on skin as opposed to spider angiomata associated with liver disease. ...Read more

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Since having my son, I've noticed I have multiple tiny cherry hemangioma just on my belly. Is this caused by my skin stretching?

Since having my son, I've noticed I have multiple tiny cherry hemangioma just on my belly. Is this caused by my skin  stretching?

Stretched skin: You may be seeing many capillary hemangiomas due your stretched skin and your pushing at the time of delivery. They are harmless and should clear up with time ...Read more

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What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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