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Is there any treatment for glomangioma other than surgery?

Doctor's Assistant: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?

I have purple spots on my skin that look similar to varicose veins, but they are confined to just small purple dots.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

I am 39 years old and I have had them for at least 20 years, but now they are getting worse. If I bruise, these purple spots will appear once I heal and not go away. They are swollen blood vessels and are not under my finger nails. They are primarily on my hands and inner thighs.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

A doctor told me the condition was glomangioma, but they seem to be confined to under the fingernails. Don't have any there, but they are on my wrists, knuckles and elbows. Small purple blood vessels that look like little dots. My dad and sister have them as well so I'm sure it may be hereditary.

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Hell,I am Dr. Aren ,I have over 35 years of clinical experience and i will help with your query.What you are describing is Glomangioma, this is found only under the finger nails.Similar Cherry angiomas are skin growths with a collection of capillaries in side,leading to a bright cherry red appearance.These usually appear after the age of 30 years ,are also caused senile angiomas/Morgan's spots as they tend to increase with age.They are non cancerous,harmless and need no treatment.They can be treated by pulse laser therapy,shave excision ,cryotherapy or freezing and by using chemical cautery.Unless they are causing a problem,nothing need be done.

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