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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Definition: This would be called blue gray spots on lips. For specific evaluation and diagnosis, see oral surgeon.

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Venous lakes: Blue spots on the lips are usually caused by dilated small veins.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Tell your friend: to stop chewing pan , even with out tobacco from other ingredients are carcinogenic ( cancer producing ) ,bad for oral hygiene , cause gingivitis ,per ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Get a biopsy: Get a referral to an oral surgeon so it can be biopsied, then you can have it removed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast infection: Probably a minor concern, but if it persists, or seems to spread, consult a gynecologist.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatol ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found wi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It is hard to diagnose skin lesions without seeing them . Your best bet is to see your family physician and let him/her make a diagnosis.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Venous Lakes: Venous lake (which are also known as "phlebectases"[1]) is a generally solitary, soft, compressible, dark blue to violaceous, 0.2- to 1-cm papule comm ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on t ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
May be yeast: Would go to a dermatologist as may be a non dangerous yeast infection easily removed.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Mucocele: What you described is consistent with a mucocele. Mucus has accumulated in tissue due to injury to a small salivary gland in the lip. It may need to b ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
43 years experience General Practice
Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be help ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
Need a photo: It is hard to tell what the spots are without a photo.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Trich...?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Hard to say...: These could be congenital ares of pigmentation or something more serious. Are they new or have they been there as long as you remember? See your eye d ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Keratosis?: These may represent stucco keratosis which is localized thickening of skin simi, ar to barnacles on a boat. Soak and use peeling cream with urea or la ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Melanin, blood, etc: Should be examined and possibly biopsied by your ob gyn
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ecezma: Hi BeroR Numular ecezma appears with coin sized lesions. This is what first came to mind. Can you have someone take a photo? Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvan ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
No: This probably is tinea versicolor which is a infection caused by a yeast-like organism which lives on the skin. Sun exposure can active an infectiion ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked o ... Read More

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