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Pyogenic Granuloma

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Definition

A pyogenic granuloma is a harmless overgrowth of tiny blood vessels on the skin. It carries no risk of cancer. Most pyogenic granulomas come up for no obvious reason, but some seem to follow minor damage to the skin, such as a cut that does not heal properly or a prick from a thorn. They can also be associated with pregnancy and certain medications such as retinoids. Pyogenic granulomas are not contagious.

 

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Symptoms

They stick out from the skin surface as bright red growths; later they may turn a darker shade. Their surface is shiny and moist but may become crusty after they have bled. They come up quickly over a few days, but tend to stop growing after a few weeks.

They are usually single and can appear anywhere, but are most common on head, neck, fingers and on the upper torso. Pyogenic granulomas ooze and bleed easily after minor knocks. They can also be painful.


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Treatment and drugs

Pyogenic granulomas may be treated with cryotherapy, electrocautery or laser. These treatments will flatten the lesions; however there is a risk of scarring, post inflammatory darkening and recurrence following the treatment.


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Appointment and Enquiry

 

University Medicine Clinic

Location: Main Building, Level 1

 

Operating  Hours:

8.30am-5.30pm (Mondays-Fridays)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

University Medicine Cluster Appointment Line /General Enquiries:

Tel     : 6772 8686

Fax    : 6734 1641

Email : umcapptline@nuhs.edu.sg

 

 

University Dermatology Clinic

Location: Main Building, Level 3, Lift Lobby 1

 

Operating  Hours:

8.30am-5.30pm (Mondays-Fridays)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

University Medicine Cluster Appointment Line/General Enquiries:

Tel     : 6772 8686

Fax    : 6734 1641

Email : umcapptline@nuhs.edu.sg

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