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Pyogenic Granuloma : Effect of Granuloma on body

Pyogenic granuloma is a grandiose term for a harmless skin lesion. Although the appearance of pyogenic granuloma seems unsightly and may come across as serious or dangerous, on the contrary it is a benign condition. The lesion appears to be an oozing tiny red wound that bleeds. The granuloma forms after an injury and it usually takes duration of a few weeks for its appearance. It is commonly viewed when injuries take place on the head, neck, upper torso, and limbs. This condition can affect anybody and is mostly common among children who are very active and tend to get a lot of injuries. Some pregnant women who take medication and women who consume oral contraceptives are also likely to be affected by this condition. Among pregnant women it is usually seen below the lips or on the face.

These growths are always benign and even though most people who get it fear that it may have something to do with malignancy, the fact is that cancerous growths do not resemble pyogenic granuloma. If the patient observes further growth and mucous secretion then he may be advised to go in for a biopsy. The biopsy is usually done to check whether there is a case of further recurrence as these granulomas are known to grow back in almost a majority of the cases. It is further observed that pregnant women who develop pyogenic granulomas do not get the condition after delivery. In the same way, those who have been affected due to medication will notice that these granulomas disappear after the medication has been stopped or lowered.

Treatment of Pyogenic Granuloma: Cure for Granuloma

Even though the skin condition is benign most people choose to remove it due to its distressing appearance, the soreness and tenderness associated with it and also it's bleeding nature. Even in cases of no medical treatment, pyogenic granulomas usually disappear. Doctors who treat this condition use a variety of treatments. One of them is to scrape away the lesion and burn it through cauterization. The doctor numbs the lesion with a local anesthetic and then scrapes the area with a sharp object and burned it with an electric needle. The other methods include laser treatment, cryosurgery which is freezing with the help of liquid nitrogen or topical applications of silver nitrate solution and on rare occasions a surgical removal. However it has been noted that more than 40 percent of cases report a recurrence even after treatment and these lesions are usually seen in the torso or trunk region. And the best treatment during such times is a surgical operation that solves the recurrence.