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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

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: There are lots of possibilities. The safest route is to see and dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
See Dermatologist: You need to have the dark spots evaluated to determine what they are, then they can be treated properly. Most dark spots are ok but should never be t ... Read More
A 28-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 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Get it checked out: Dog hair doesn't cause spots, but a fungal infection could be carried by a dog and cause white spots. See your doctor for an examination. Be well.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Varied: Not having the ability to examine you will make it impossible to say with any certainty what could be wrong. White spots could be anything from benign ... Read More
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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 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Trich...?
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience Pediatric Urology
Need info: If your scrotum has itchy white bumps under the skin you may have inclusion cysts, infected hair follicles, etc. If the spots are on the skin and fla ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Spots: You need to see a Dematologist
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
A few possible cause: Blocked pores, like whiteheads, folliculitis, warts, molluscum contagiosum come to mind.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure they are: All connected but you should have a thorough derm eval
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Dermatology: See a dermatologist may or may not be HPV associated warts.
A 32-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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be from: Shaving causing inflammation / infection of hair follicle.Check out this link.Take care! http://m.Wikihow.Com/get-rid-of-ingrown-pubic-hair.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: White spots is not a typical description for skin cancer. Nonetheless, skin issues that are new, bothersome, non-healing, or growing need to be check ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Acne: This is probably just acne. See dermatologist for treatment.
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

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