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Hello.my name is Hazel,i have been suffering with my right thumb for 9+yrs....seen so many drs n dermotologists and was treated for pain n cracked which would turn into sores...i dnt have sugar as tests have been done...i then had Ganglion cysts removed

By Anonymous September 22, 2016 - 12:57am
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Thr orthopedic surgeon took tissue sample from my thumb n diagnosis was Hemangioma....im nw seeing a surgeon who is giving me the run around...he says hes going to emobolise my thymb then amputate..is the the only way to go..i am in excrusiating pain ..been on pain tabs so long...please help n asvice me.thank you

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Hello Hazel,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community for more information about hemangioma and treatment options. Amputation of your thumb is quite a dramatic plan.

A hemangioma is a birthmark that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. It consists of an abnormally dense group of extra blood vessels. It's not clear what causes the blood vessels to group together, although there may be a hereditary component involved.

Hazel, are you certain that is what the diagnosis is? Did the surgeon suggest surgically removing the hemangioma and not your thumb? Sometimes lasers can be used to remove a hemangioma or treat painful sores on a hemangioma.


September 22, 2016 - 8:06am
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