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Cause of angioma turning brown - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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User :   when I became pregnant I got some cherry angiomas in my breast and after delivery, 3 of them turned brown. Is that normal?. I am 30 years old.
User :   is somebody there?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
User :   I send my question, can you read it?
Doctor :   SInce the breast is highly vascular organ , yes the haemangiomas are common
User :   but
User :   they
User :   turned
User :   brown
User :   3 of them
Doctor :   and yes its normal for a heamangioma to turn brown when its regressing
User :   not all of them
User :   heamangioma is a cherry angioma?
User :   sorry I anot familiar with the terms
Doctor :   yes , they are called cherry angioma , based on the color
Doctor :   its the normal way of regression
User :   why do they do regression
Doctor :   it will go off by itself once it starts turning brown
User :   how long does it take
Doctor :   may be weeks to months depending on the size
User :   they are 8 months like that
Doctor :   1 cm lesion may take a month
User :   they are definetely smaller than 1 cm
Doctor :   Also depends on the area of involvement
Doctor :   high the vascularisation late they leave
User :   ahh I see
Doctor :   So do not worry
User :   so I do not have to worry about it
User :   what sign should worry me?
Doctor :   but for the safer side you consult a surgeon
Doctor :   redness of the lesion is the sign of activeness
Doctor :   Pain is also a danger sign
User :   ok... I guess if you say is not bad sign that they turned brown then I am relieve
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   the skin over it will eventually peel off slowly along with the brown scab
User :   great
User :   thanks a lot!!!!
Doctor :   if any pain or redness starts you have to rush to a surgeon
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no right now
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   thanks
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