Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon shares he recently treated a patient with one on her lip and explains it is caused by a build-up of granulation tissue. He says they can be full of blood vessels and can bleed. The growth may go away on their own, but there are times when they need to be treated.
OB/GYN Dr. Jackie Walters says they occur in about 5 percent of pregnant women, and it is believed this is due to hormonal changes. She explains they usually clear up, but she stresses if you are pregnant and you do develop a pyogenic granuloma, "Come to the doctor."
The Doctors note they can easily be mistaken for another health issue like skin cancer or an STD like herpes, or it could become infected if left untreated and unseen by my medical professional.
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