What is the definition or description of: pyogenic granuloma?

Abnormal healing. 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 women and certain medications.

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What is a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth. A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. Read more...

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...

What are the tests for pyogenic granuloma?

Removal with Biopsy. 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...

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...

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...

What is and what can be done for a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth. A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. Read more...

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...

Can you tell me about experiencing pyogenic granuloma umbilicus?

Benign. Not a cancer. Not an infection. A small, pink, soft growth like a tiny finger. Simple excision is quick, easy, painless, and curative. On the umbilicus it is usually a newborn and may respond to cauterization such as silver nitrate. You MUST have a relationship with a DR. You did not make this diagnosis on your own. Be sure this DR explains so you are satisfied. Read more...

Is it possible for you to have a pyogenic granuloma in your thyroid?

Probably. Hi. I hate to say anything's impossible, but in decades of treating thyroid disease, I've never seen one. Have any other endo's out here see one? Read more...
Get a 2nd opinion. If it's not a classic skin pyogenic granuloma, get another opinion. I would not want to miss Kaposi's, an angiosarcoma, or something else troublesome. Read more...