Pyogenic granuloma (pahy-uh-jen-ik gran-yuh-loh-muh), also called PG, is a benign (noncancerous) skin growth that does not hurt.

A PG starts out as a small red bump but enlarges very quickly, often in a couple of weeks. It may bleed easily because it has many blood vessels.

PGs are more common in children and young adults and are usually seen on the head, neck, upper body, hands or feet.