Re:17 and new to VBF, clueless.
I'm sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. Who told you that your problem was vascular? I would go back to that doctor and demand they do something to properly diagnose the growth and to something to treat it. If that doctor doesn't do anything, keep going to different doctors in your area until you get some help. You can start by looking at FIND A PHYSICIAN ,located on the left side of this board. Don't let the doctor you saw when you were eleven discourage you. As far as I'm conserned, pain takes priority to anything cosmetic!
Be firm and you will see results.
Good luck and keep us posted.