When a woman began seeing strange black growths popping out of her fingers, she knew she had a problem. It was something she had never encountered in her life before and came on quite suddenly. She quickly made an emergency appointment with her dermatologist.
The dermatologist recognized the rare skin condition. And although it is not common, it can affect anyone. And this American woman was shocked to know that she had developed it on her hands…
What first appeared small and looked like pimples, quickly grew to become disgusting black spots that necessitated attention. When they grew to look like large black, blood blisters, the American woman knew it was time to contact her doctor.
The growths continued to spread and move to other parts of her hands. No matter what over the counter treatments she tried, the growths continued to look disgusting and bad.
The dermatologist diagnosed the skin growths as “pyogenic granuloma”. These usually develop after suffering from a hormonal imbalance or skin irritation. But they can also occur after some physical trauma. The growths were very disturbing for the American woman. And as you can see in the photographs, no one wants pyogenic granuloma growths all over their hands or skin.
Healthline.com wrote an entire article about this rare skin condition.
As their site claims, these growths often bleed because they contain profuse amounts of blood vessels. And while these growths most often affect children and young adults, they can occur on anyone’s skin. Pregnant women are also more apt to find these disgusting black growths on their skin. That’s because the hormone changes they undergo are drastic and traumatic for the body.
Healthline writes, “A pyogenic granuloma starts off as a lesion with a rapid growth period that usually lasts a few weeks. It then becomes a raised, reddish nodule that’s typically smaller than 2 centimeters. The growth you have can appear smooth, or it might have a crusty or rough surface, particularly if it bleeds a lot.”
Although these growths look disturbing, they are noncancerous. A dermatologist can safely remove them with minor surgery.
As mentioned above, the cause of these growths differs. Hormonal changes are a major cause of pyogenic granulomas. But so is an injury – although experts don’t know why.
Because these growths are always benign, they are not dangerous. But they can be uncomfortable and cause bleeding. Although these growths can be removed, they often grow back after such treatment.
“Pyogenic granulomas grow back in up to half of all cases, especially in young adults who have them in the upper back area. In rare cases, several lesions can appear in the area where the pyogenic granuloma was removed. If the granuloma isn’t removed completely, the remaining parts can spread to your blood vessels in the same area.”
These skin growths can be large or small. Small ones can go away by themselves whereas large ones usually require medical intervention.