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Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic granuloma appears as a red, oozing, and bleeding bump on the gums of the affected females. The causes are injuries, trauma caused by bug bites, and scratching skin roughly. Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can also result in pyogenic granuloma. Nonmedical treatment of pyogenic granuloma includes shave removal, surgical excision with primary closure, and electrocautery.

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My mom has back pain, and might have spine TB. Please help.

Query: Respected doctor, My 63 year old mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) 10 months ago when she complained of a severe headache. She has undergone CSF study and the report of the study is attached. She has been taking ATT medicines since then. The list of all the medicines she is tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post which has nicely described the events. Also, I reviewed her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If she has received ATT (antitubercular therapy) for tubercular meningitis 10 months ago, it is highly unlikely that she has ...  Read Full »

I have a large growth on the fourth finger of my left toe. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a large growth on my fourth left toe and have had two opinions, NHS referral for squamous cell carcinoma and pyogenic granuloma. The photographs look like neither. But it is sore, weeping, smelly, and honestly, the word cancer has me scared to death. I did not notice it at first...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The feature against pyogenic granuloma is the diffuse swelling of the toe, which is not common. But clinically, the pedunculated appearance and history of bleeding suggest that it can be that. Squamous cell carcinoma is usually characterized ...  Read Full »

I have a blood blister on my toe. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tiny red dot on the bottom of my pinky toe. It seems to be some blood blister. If it pops, it will bleed forever. It will not go away. What is it and how can I get rid of it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is called pyogenic granuloma which is a lobular capillary hemangioma. It is a collection of capillaries and is not contagious or infectious. Usually seen on hands, feet, and face. It bleeds on t...  Read Full »

I have had a tiny bleeding spot on my face for the past few days. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a tiny spot on my face that has been bleeding easily for the past few days. If I forget about it and slightly scratch my face, it starts bleeding a lot. The bleeding stops when applying pressure for about one minute.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like pyogenic granuloma, a condition that presents as a friable red papular lesion. Usually, solitary and trivial trauma can lead to this. The lesions are bright red and bleed profusely with trauma or scratching as there is the prolif...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to cure the blood blister present on my forehead.

Query: Hello doctor, I have this blood blister since one month which I am very concern about it. Its soft but hard to break it and I broke it once which lots blood came out. And I also have open pores, pigmentation, pimple spots. And dry skin but its pimple prone, and also I have lots of pimple spots on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood blisters occurs when tissue and blood vessels are damaged due to friction or trauma and is more painful than regular blisters. It usually resolves on its own within one to two weeks. You have not mentioned any history of trauma or friction before onset, also it is...  Read Full »

I have a large pink lump on the roof of the mouth. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have a large pink lump on the roof of the mouth that goes through my teeth. I have attached the photos for your reference. Please give your expert opinion regarding the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have gone through your attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concern regarding your dental health. From the picture, it looks like a pyogenic granuloma which is very common at this age and is easily treatable. But, you m...  Read Full »

How can we treat benign cystic lesions of the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a cyst above my nose in between the eyebrows for about a year and it is not going away. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please tell me the following details. Do you have any symptoms associated with the cyst? For example, does it bleed on touching? Did your dermatologist recommend you any test like dermoscopy? Immediately after laser treatment, did it go away, or did it slowly came back?  Read Full »

How to treat exposed nail bed due to nail biting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a problem with my thumbnail. I usually wear fake gel nails. I have a habit of biting them off. Once when I bit my nail, the middle portion came off, leaving underneath of the nail exposed. It has been about three weeks. As the nail started to grow, it was growing out like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) looks like a small bumpy growth. I am not able to see it clearly if it is flat or bumpy. For me, it looks like pyogenic granuloma. It is a benign growth made of small blood capillaries. It is usually painle...  Read Full »

Can pyogenic granuloma fades with time?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask about a nodule on my scalp. In the past, I have been told it is a pyogenic granuloma in a consultation, but it has not been biopsied. The nodule has grown in size in the past three months. Can a pyogenic granuloma become more pale over time? I have attached the ima...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. From both, it looks like a pyogenic granuloma itself. Be aware that the causes of its development are bacterial/fungal infection, or trauma induced following minor inj...  Read Full »

I am having bleeding and pus discharge from toenail. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a toenail problem. I had bleeding and pus formation. I consulted a doctor and she prescribed me a tablet of Novamox CV 625 three times a day for five days and an ointment twice a day. After taking the above treatment, the pus formation stopped. But there is some bleeding and wound....  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have a few questions. 1. How did this start? 2. Did you have trauma to the nail? 3. Is it painful? 4. Is it the only one to nail? 5. How many times it has bled? 6. You mentioned there was pus, was it greenish? Or just frank white pus? 7. Does it smell bad? 8. ...  Read Full »

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