What to Know about The Pregnancy-Related Lip Growth Pyogenic Granuloma

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Playing One Pregnant Mom Turned to TikTok to Identify a Strange New Growth

The Doctors discuss the skin growth pyogenic granulomas and how a small percentage of pregnant women develop them.

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."

A woman recently went viral for her pyogenic granuloma and she turned to TikTok for answers, but The Doctors stress no one should ever seek a medical diagnosis from a social media platform.

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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