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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What is a blood blister and how can it be treated?

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 a moveable lump on the floor of the mouth near the lower front teeth. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I was not brushing my teeth regularly, and I felt two small hard movable lumps at the base or floor of my mouth where the tongue meets the front two teeth. I do not drink or smoke. Am I at risk of oral cancer? The small lumps are not painful unless pressed very hard with the tongue. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Upon review, these were the findings: a) Two swellings with respect to lower left and right central incisors. b) Poor oral hygiene. The provisional diagnosis could be pyogenic granuloma or chronic generalized gingivitis. It could also be a ranula. Elaborately the...  Read Full »

I had a pimple that has turned into a bleeding bump. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a pimple a few weeks ago that vastly turned into a little bump that will not stop bleeding. It has been like this for about two weeks, and it is driving me mad. I am not sure what it is or what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you have developed pyogenic granuloma. The best treatment for this is radiofrequency cautery. It should be done by dermatologist only. I suggest you apply Mu...  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: 1) Do you have any symptoms associated with the cyst? 2) For example, does it bleed on touching? 3) Did your dermatologist recommend you any test like dermoscopy? 4) Immediately after laser treatment, did it go away, or did it s...  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 I 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,...  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 usu...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello 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 my back a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Blood blisters occurs when tissue and blood vessels are damaged due to friction/trauma and is more painful than regular blisters. It usually resolves on its own within 1-2 weeks. You have not mentioned any history of trauma or friction before onset, also it is present for 1...  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 i...  Read Full »

A tiny painless protrusion found in the gum above the left canine tooth. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Just above my upper left canine tooth, in the gum, a tiny protrusion of tooth or bone (painless) can be felt with the finger. The gum surrounding the protrusion is slightly raised, but the whole thing is only about 2 mm in diameter. No other symptoms or visual abnormalities. I have no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know if you remember any history of injury to the site? And how long have you been noticing this? Did it increase or decrease in size or observed any color change? There are 2-3 probabilities in your case as much I can make out from photograph/your a...  Read Full »

My mother had TB meningitis and is now suspected to have tubercular spine. 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 »

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