Pyogenic Granuloma Removal
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What is Pyogenic Granuloma?

Pyogenic Granulomas are small, usually blood red, and round skin growths. As they have a large number of blood vessels, they tend to bleed. Other names you might come across are “Granuloma Telengiectaticum” or “Lobular Capillary hemangioma.” They can occur in anyone but are primarily seen in children and young adults. Pregnant women develop these too. The reason is the hormone changes that a woman goes through during the pregnancy stage.

In the beginning, a pyogenic granuloma is like a lesion, but then it quickly grows in a few weeks. Once the growth is complete, you see it as a raised, blood-red nodule around 2 centimetres. It could be smooth or rough and might bleed a lot. There is no specific place where they might appear on the body, but they are usually seen on the hands, fingers, arms, back, face, and neck. Pyogenic granulomas are noncancerous.
Do you have a bright red bump on your skin? It might look like a raspberry. It could be on your skin or your child’s skin. If that is the case, you might have a pyogenic granuloma. Don’t let the name frighten you; it’s a harmless growth. The reason why most people want to get rid of it is because of its location. It could be unsightly, bothersome, or it could even bleed. At Body Surgery, Dr. Tutino is an expert in microsurgery and performs around 300-400 surgeries every year.

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What Causes Pyogenic Granulomas?

The reasons for pyogenic granuloma are still unknown. The known fact is that they might occur due to a scratch, bug bite, cut, or skin lesion. Once they appear, they can rapidly grow. In pregnant women, they often occur due to the hormonal changes that women go through. They are usually harmless and don’t need to be treated. Also, if they are small, the chances are that they might go away on their own, and you don’t have to ask for any treatment. Most people who come to Dr. Tutino for pyogenic granuloma removal have cosmetic reasons or experience discomfort.

The Pyogenic Granuloma Removal Procedure

During the consultation, Dr. Tutino will take your medical history, examine the area where you have the pyogenic granuloma, and might ask for more tests. After the consultation, he will schedule an appointment for your pyogenic granuloma removal surgery if that is required. In some cases, such as pregnancy, Dr. Tutino might ask you to wait until your condition changes. Also, if the pyogenic granuloma is small, Dr. Tutino might ask you to wait as it could go away on its own. 

At Body Surgery, Dr. Tutino’s first and foremost objective is to conduct your minor surgery painlessly without discomfort or worry. He will be by your side throughout the surgery and for all the follow-ups required. Dr. Tutino will administer a local anesthetic; you will only feel a slight sting, and then nothing after that. Usually, the procedure only takes about half an hour. Dr. Tutino will surgically remove the pyogenic granuloma and insert stitches. There might be some scarring depending on the size of the granuloma, although minimal. He will also tell you how to take care of the scar so it heals rapidly and is barely noticeable. 

The Pyogenic Granuloma Removal Procedure Downtime

The procedure has minimal downtime so that you can return to your work immediately afterwards. Dr. Tutino might ask you to stay away from any strenuous activities for a certain period. It could be a week or more, depending on the size of the pyogenic granuloma removed and the stitches. Dr. Tutino does this to make sure that you don’t injure the operated area.
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The Cost of Pyogenic Granuloma Removal

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At Body Surgery by Dr. Tutino, you don’t have to worry about the quality of care. We have a state-of-the-art facility, and Dr. Tutino will be by your side from the initial consultation to the procedure and any follow-ups required. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tutino will inform you about the cost of your pyogenic granuloma removal procedure. It will depend on the complexity of the procedure and the number of areas affected. 

How Long Does Pyogenic Granuloma Removal Last?

There is a chance that a pyogenic granuloma could return after removal. Still, if surgically removed, the chances of recurrence are lowered. You can discuss this with Dr. Tutino in detail during the initial consultation. 
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FAQ - top Granuloma Removal questions

What happens if you don’t treat pyogenic granuloma?

A pyogenic granuloma might bleed profusely and cause pain. The pyogenic granulomas are often thin at the surface, and that causes bleeding. Most people who come for pyogenic granuloma removal have this problem and want a permanent stop to it.

How long does it take for pyogenic granuloma to go away?

Your doctor might suggest cauterization or surgical removal. If it is surgery, the wound usually heals in one week. But there are chances of regrowth. It usually happens in children and pregnant women.

Can pyogenic granuloma spread?

Pyogenic granuloma is not contagious. It cannot spread from person to person. Also, it does not occur due to an infection. It is a harmless, benign growth of the blood vessels on the skin. 

Can I cut off a pyogenic granuloma?

Cauterization is one of the ways to remove a pyogenic granuloma, but the chances of recurrence are higher than with surgery. Dr. Tutino has the expertise, experience, and skills to remove the entire growth and close the wound. Although it is an invasive procedure, the chances for regrowth are less than with any other method.

Is pyogenic granuloma painful?

Yes, a pyogenic granuloma can be painful, mainly if it develops in an area of the body that is hard to reach or regularly disturbed. Pyogenic granulomas can grow rapidly and often bleed a lot even if there is no trauma to the site.