As if it isn’t hard enough to be pregnant, there are all kinds of disorders that come with being pregnant and the hormonal inside-out backflip a gal’s body has to do to create another person. If any of you know of any otherpregnancy +1s, share them in the comments.
OK, for the technical stuff….
Pyogenic granuloma (also known as a “Pregnancy tumor”) is a vascular lesion that occurs on both mucosa and skin.
This name is misleading as it is not a true granuloma. In actuality, it is a capillary hemangioma, they are prone to bleeding. The cause is hormonal or traumatic and has no association with infection or pus production.
This lesion may be seen at any age, and there is a definite sex difference with more females affected than males. In pregnant women, it may occur in the first trimester with an increasing incidence up until the seventh month and is often seen on the gums.
YT Poster: Dr. José Carlos Gomez
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