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Fibroma, Frequently Asked Questions


What is Fibroma?

Fibromas or fibroid tumors or fibroids are benign growth on skin that are composed of fibrous or connective tissue. They can be flat or raised.

What causes a fibroma?

The definite cause of is not known. However, it is believed that fibromas on skin may form as a local tissue reaction to repeated minor injury. Also there may be a genetic predisposition.

What is a fibroma look like?

A Fibroma is a small growth on the skin that may or may not be tender. It may be itchy or sensitive to the touch, and the color may change over time. Because it has a raised surface, it can be irritated by clothing or shaving and may bleed if it is damaged.When The Fibroma is on the skin, it is called “dermatofibroma”.

Sometimes Fibromas appear on the foot. Then it is called “Plantar Fibroma” which feels as a lump in the arch of the foot. It is firm in touch that with pressure in the shoes it may become painful.

A fibroma is a benign growth made up mostly of fibrous or connective tissue. Fibroma develop when uncontrolled cell growth occurs for an unknown reason, or as a result of injury or local irritation. Fibromas can form anywhere in the body.

Fibromas can occur in people of any age and either sex, but they are most often seen in adults. African-American skin is very susceptible to fibromas.

How is a fibroma treated?

Dermatofibromas are harmless. Usually treatment is not required unless there are disturbing symptoms or cosmetic concerns. In case of need for treatment, there are surgical and non-surgical ways to get rid of them depending on the size and location of the fibroma.

In Tulip Laser Clinic we use a high frequency machine which without penetrating into skin, it removes these minor skin irregularities nice and easy.

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