Dr. R Condon Hughes

Dermatopathology
Meridian, MS
43 years experience male

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R Condon Hughes, III, MDPA

Meridian, MS

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Meridian, MS
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Dermatopathologist interested in Confocal Microscopic diagnosis of skin lesions.

Specialties
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Dermatopathology

Pathology

Transfusion Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
5%: Up to 5% of basal cell carcinomas are of the morpheaform type.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Tinea cruris: You may have a fungal infection called tinea cruris (otherwise known as "jock itch").
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Neither: Cox-2 elevation is a function of the tumor characteristics.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
There are many...: But our ability to treat cancer is improving. Hard to treat cancers are often ones that are discovered late in the disease, when the disease is far ad... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem!
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Dermal papillae: Are projections of the connective tissue of the skin into and around the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. Try to picture an egg carton - the der... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
See your doctor: New moles on the face are often induced, or caused by, exposure to uv light from tannning beds or the sun. Have them looked at by a physician, and if ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Calm down: Communication between you and your doctor is key. He/she will probably use a local anesthetic to numb the skin, and then surgically remove the moles. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
A biopsy would tell: Without any more information, and given your age, there are several benign skin and subcutaneous (below the skin) growths (tumors) that could feel lik... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Yes: This is caused a "prodromal effect" where the symptoms occur before the rash. Please go see your eye doctor to be sure.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Could be a ganglion : This could be a trauma induce "ganglion cyst". It is not cancerous, but can cause pain and discomfort. Check with your doctor to be sure.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Yes: The most common form of penile cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. It is often associated with hpv (human papilloma virus), which can be sexuall... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Yes: Mono is caused by epstein-barr virus while colds are usually caused by rhinoviruses. You can have one or both of these infections simultaneously.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Hard to diagnose: Pancreatic cancer is often difficult to treat because it can develop without obvious symptoms. When it is discovered, it is often far advanced, making... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Iliac Crest: You are probably referring to a part of the pelvic girdle called the "iliac crest".
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Could be Herpes...: But you need to see your doctor to be sure. Unprotected sex is an easy way to become infected with an std . Please be careful!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Yes: The hpv virus can live anywhere in the perineum/genital area. Contact without protection can transmit the virus.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Drying: Using soap and hot water can actually dry out the skin, causing it to itch.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
NO: Not all black moles are cancerous, but if they are changing (growing, changing shape, getting bumpy) they need to be looked at by a doctor who is good... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
For five years: Overall 5 year survival rate for stge IV colorectal cancer is about 38%. That is, 38% of people live for 5years after diagnosis.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Ignore: Prayer speaks to god meditation does so too but listening is key.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Ignore: Relaxing stretching strength and flexibility not tied up in knots.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Perhaps: If you have "a bunch" of moles that were worrisome enough for your doc to remove them, and now you are growing new ones, you should have the new ones ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Blood supply: To some moles can be compromised, causing the mole to "die" and then fall off. The happens most often with what pathologist call a "benign squamous pa... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Yes: Moles can be small or large. If your moles are growing, at age 44, you need to have them evaluated by a physician and possibly removed.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Your choice: This is a matter of personal choice. Many prefer to shower at night to rid the body of the dirt and stress of the day. Others prefer an early morning ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Ask your doctor: A good and thorough physical exam is a good start to your evaluation. Depending on your lifestyle and habits, and your physical findings, your doctor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Type of skin cancer: Melanoma is a very dangerous form of skin cancer, caused by the pigment producing cells of the skin. The skin is not the only place that melanomas for... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
IBS or hunger: I see you say you have ibs. A flair of ibs could certainly cause stomach pains but so can simply going without food for an extended period of time. I ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Try moisterizers: You could have a dry skin condition called eczema. Without seeing your skin it is difficult to say, but first try some over the counter moisterizing l... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Many liver disorders: Especially viral hepatitis, can have a skin rash as part of the disorder. Your doctor can sort this out with a good history, physical exam and proper ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Side effects: The main reason medications are prescription vs over the counter concerns the side effects of the medication. If a medication has many side effects, i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
No: Hot showers can dry the skin, or cause increased circulation to the skin, making the appearance of a rash. You are not allergic to water.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Yes: If that person is also infected with hepatitis b. Both viruses can be sexually transmitted, but they are separate and distinct viruses.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Two types: There are two types of ducts in the skin - sweat ducts and sebaceaous ducts. One type, the sweat ducts, secrete (discharge) sweat while the other type... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
See the Pathologist: Take a stool sample to the local laboratory and ask them (or your doctor) to look for "ova and parasites". If it is a worm, the laboratory will be abl... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the r... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Possibly, but not li: Most approved tests for herpes are very accurate, and according to your history and clinical findings, the test is probably correct. To be certain, yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Lumps and discharges: Some of the signs of breast cancer include lumps and/or discharges. Regular monthly breast self exam can give you a baseline to work from, and if you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Probably not pregnan: Most over the counter pregnancy tests are fairly sensitive and accurate now. To be sure, a clinic visit with a more sensitive, more specific pregnancy... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Old flames?: If either you or your boyfriend have been intimate with another person previous to this relationship, the possibility exists that the infection was ac... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Many Possibilities: You husband needs to be evaluated by his physician. Many different medical conditions can cause skin changes, and the appearance of new moles, especia... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many benign skin conditions that can cause a normal skin color bump on your face. There are also some serious conditions. An exam by a docto... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Dr exam or biopsy: There are many types of skin cancer and many different symptoms. If you have a skin lesion (mole, rash, bump, etc) that is changing, bleeding, ulcerat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
A number of things: Rashes can be caused by infections (bacterial, viral, or fungal) or by non-infectious processes. Your doctor should be able to sort this out with a th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Liver, Stomach: The most common cancers associated with alcohol abuse are liver and GI (gastrointestinal).
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Many things: "rash" is a generic term for a red or discolored area of the skin that can be due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, or to other, non-infectiou... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 43 years experience
Possibly: Your lymphocyte count is extremely high. Please see your doctor and have a hematologic (blood) workup performed. A flow cytometry evaluation of your b... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hughes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hughes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Dermatopathologist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Mississippi - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Mississippi - Spring
2014

Affiliations

College of American Pathologists
American Society for Clinical Pathology
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