Angiokeratomas of Fordyce

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Angiokeratomas:

  • Are harmless
  • Appear and small 1 mm to 4 mm deep blue, deep purple or almost black bumps on the scrotum or vulva
  • Are more common as a person ages
  • Are not warts
  • Are not cancerous or precancerous
  • Are not herpes
  • Are due to the enlargement of small veins in the skin
  • The veins become more visible when they fill with blood

Treatment:

  • No treatment is necessary
  • If removal is desired for cosmetic reasons, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), electrocautery, or surgery may be used
  • It is usually recommended to leave angiokeratomas alone

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