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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
HealthTap Prime.: You made a nice summary, but I sense that you've concerns or questions about what's going on. I don't see any discussion of symptoms: why did your hus ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Visualize lesion: These lesion needs to be visualized (at minimum) to try to make an accurate assessment. Consider virtual medical eval or in-person assessment.
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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
72 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Benign: A midline lower back discoloration in children is common in Orientals and also seem less often in caucasians. Love him and kiss it better. Not to worr ... Read More
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not sure what your: question is. I sounds like you need to have it checked by his doctor and/or a dermatologist. If you have a more specific question, please re-submit so ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Mongolian spot: This is curiously named and quite common. It is harmless though I have seen it mistaken by zealots for child abuse with disastrous consequences. Look ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
3 dark spots/pain: Would f/u/ w/ dermatologist. anything lasting > 1 month should be evaluated. May be bites, may be folliculitis, erythema nodosum, keratosis actini ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depend ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Pigmentation : Miles can develop and become very dark and should be evaluated by a dermatologist
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
40 years experience General Practice
Not alone: You are not alone...This is one of the most common complaints that we see in daily practice...It would be a good idea to see your family doc for an ev ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger point: If your pain is well localized to a confined area, it may be just a trigger point, or a localized area of soft tissue inflammation. Often there is no ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
C-Spine black spot: On your skin or on an image (e.g. Mri?)? If the skin is a concern, make sure to see your pcp or a dermatologist. If you had it show up on an mri, t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Ross-adams
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
White spot on MRI: It could be normal, or could be a Tarlov cyst, hemangioma, or any number of benign conditions associated with the spine. Let your doctor interpret it ... Read More

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