The Red Spots That May Cover Your Body Are Called Cherry Angiomas And Here’s Why We Get Them

The Red Spots That May Cover Your Body Are Called Cherry Angiomas And Here’s Why We Get Them


To some, this sort of us stuff might seem worrying, and yet some people walk around their entire lives with it.

It’s funny how we all have different barometers for our own bodies based on our past experiences and emotional mentality.

I, for example, am a total hypochondriac!

If I woke up with these spots all over my body, I’d assume I was going to die within the next twenty-four hours.


However, apparently many people struggle with these spots.

While they usually don’t pose a health issue, they can obviously hit the esteem of anyone who struggles with them over a lot of their body.

However, if they change shape or color, are produced at a high rate or the feel/texture of the bump changes, you should certainly go to see a doctor.

The growths are made up of blood vessels and are known as Cherry Angiomas.

They are hereditary, often appearing on people older than thirty.

Believe it or not, these things occur in up to fifty percent of adults in the United States!

While they’re usually red, they can come in different colors and varieties as well.



They’re also blue and purple sometimes. No matter what their color, they’ll turn white when you apply pressure.

The chest, stomach, and back are the usual places they turn up, but you can actually get them anywhere on your body.

Don’t worry if they start to spread to places you haven’t seen them before!

Often times, a change won’t be too dangerous either, but you should ALWAYS get it checked.

Over time, the raised ones tend to become flat and blend in further with your skin.

The only thing to bear in mind is your personal hygiene regiment.

It’s easy to catch and scratch the raised bumps when shaving.


This can lead to bleeding and pain, but once again, nothing serious.

If you’ve never seen one of these, keep an eye out for them in the future.

You’ll likely find one eventually!

All images sourced from providr.

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