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post #1 of 10 Old 02-28-2010, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Pain is excruiating please give advice

ok so i have a hemangioma on the inside of my leg just below my knee. 2 days ago it started acting up like swelling and hurting but now it is 1000 times worse. if i were to get it removed it would come back in a few years its not life threatening but it hursts so bad right now. at least if i get it removed i will have some relief for a few years. does anyone know about hemangiomas or how long the recovery time is for the surgery to have one removed. the pain is horrible right now i cant put my leg down without crying. any advice would be GREAT. thanks in advance

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-28-2010, 09:23 PM
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I don't know anything about hemangioma's. But if it would give you some relief for a few years, I personally would have it done. There's no sence in being in pain if there's some way to find relief.

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thanks so much im thinking of going to the hospital tonight....its just getting so bad.

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-01-2010, 09:01 AM
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one word. Bloodclot

get your butt tothe ER

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-09-2010, 07:40 PM
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God, if it's a blood clot, you're in trouble....This is about hemangioma treatment, but it's from Wikipedia so it might not be entirely fact:

Most hemangiomas disappear without treatment, leaving minimal or no visible marks. Large hemangiomas can leave visible skin changes secondary to severe stretching of the skin or damage to surface texture. When hemangiomas interfere with vision, breathing, or threaten significant cosmetic injury, they are usually treated.
Up until recently, the mainstay of treatment was oral corticosteroid therapy. Beta-blocker treatment using agents such as propranolol is revolutionising therapy, producing impressive responses. A publication in the international literature in June 2008 first suggested that propranolol (a Beta Blocker) could be used to treat severe hemangiomas[9]. This treatment is proving superior to corticosteroids, in terms of both effectiveness and safety.
Other treatments that have been used include interferon[10] or vincristine. They may be considered if first-line therapy fails. Surgical removal is sometimes indicated, particularly if there has been delay in commencing treatment and structural changes have become irreversible. Surgery may also be necesary to correct distortion of facial features, again in the case of inadequate or failed early medical intervention.
Blockage of the airway will often require a tracheostomy to be performed (insertion of an external airway through the front of the neck into the trachea below the level of the obstruction). Smaller raised lesions are sometimes treated with injection of corticosteroid directly into the lesion. Pulsed dye laser can be useful for very early flat superficial lesions if they appear in cosmetically significant areas or for those lesions that leave residual

urface blood vessels in the case of incomplete resolution. Unfortunately raised lesions or lesions under the skin do not respond to laser.
Ulceration will usually heal with topical medication and special dressings under medical supervision. Sometimes pulsed dye laser can be used to accelerate healing.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-10-2010, 11:25 AM
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Did you go the hospital? What did the doctor say?

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Ooh wow, I'm curious now too! How did it all turn out?

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Are you okay? I hope she wasn't hospitalized.....:(
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hey sorry didnt expect anyone to post back after that night. what happened was the next day i went to school on crutches it was soooooo swelled up and some idiot kid(i hate the guys at my school they are so immature) laughed and pushed me off balance. well the only foot i could put down to catch myself was the one the hemangioma is one and it SLAMMED down. i felt a pop and pain for about 20 mins i couldn't move but after that i was able to walk no family dr is recommending i get it laser removed as it has a lesser chance of coming back(and shorter recovery time only a few days instead of 6 weeks) then with traditional surgery. So im okay now and my dr said to wear a pressure brace so it doesnt have a chance to fill up and if it gets that bad again to come to him and he'll give me the referral to get it lasered away. : ) so it wasnt a blood clot and the weird thing is my hemangioma is near my knee but apparently my dr said about 63% of females are born with them in their knee and elbow areas and they can appear in adolescence(when mine did) or never show up at all. i also did alot of research on preventing flair ups im really loving medical stuff (i guess i gotta if i want to be a large animal vet lol)

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-15-2010, 04:12 PM
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Glad it turned out. Glad you also consulted with your doctor about this, the both of you will be able to make the most informed decision. Best of luck

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