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Treatment for Pyogenic granulomas - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   good afternoon doctor
Doctor :   good afternoon
User :   i just wanted to clarify something
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   pls go on
User :   i have a growth from below the nail in the middle finger of my left leg
User :   the condition is called pyogenic granuloma
User :   i have had it operated it twicw but itt still keeps growing
User :   what can i do about it?
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   my age is 16yrs
User :   i am a student in the republic of maldives
User :   i am a student in the republic of maldives
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   See- with this problem- it usually keeps recurring even after excision
User :   ok
Doctor :   was it just excised- or cauterised
Doctor :   with laser/ electrocautery
User :   the doctor here told me tht it is deep and we need to have an xray of the finger to check how deep it is and then remove the whole thing
User :   no
User :   just cut
User :   i mean excised
Doctor :   If the lesion is not completely destroyed - it keeps recurring....
User :   ok
Doctor :   When did it first start?
User :   the doc here couldnt remove the whole thing
User :   i think about 5years ago
Doctor :   did you have an injury before it started?
User :   no
Doctor :   how large is it? does it bleed easily?
User :   no
User :   it just kept growing to the size of a pea the first time then it burst
User :   it is pretty hard
Doctor :   Was a biopsy done after the excision to confirm the diagnosis ?
User :   no
Doctor :   what color is the swelling?
User :   i consulted two dotors and both of them told me tht the condition was called pyogenic granuloma
Doctor :   what color is the swelling?
User :   actually it is growing under the skin and the skin swells up
Doctor :   Ok- was the doctor who treated you a general surgeon?
User :   yes
Doctor :   okk...
Doctor :   Pyogenic granulomas are small, reddish bumps on the skin that bleed easily ...
User :   actually the doctors there are from india
Doctor :   Ok- :)- most of the doctors in the world are from India now- a days- I'm Indian too
Doctor :   If you do have it excised again- it is a good idea to request a biopsy of the excised swelling
User :   ok
Doctor :   that can confirm the diagnosis - and suggest the best possible course of treatment ..
User :   oksir
User :   thanx
User :   bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Bye for now
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