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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Moles: If none of your moles look concerning, removing them is completely cosmetic and might not be covered by insurance. See a dermatologist. Best of luck ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience Dermatopathology
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
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear description: If the mole has increased in size, become irregular, changed color, developed a nodule, or started bleeding, it would be prudent to have it checked.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Any change in a mole: needs to be looked at by a doctor. Please encourage your sister to see her doc. Peace and good health.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If there is a skull defect that is causing a cosmetic issue, a cranioplasty can be considered to correct or improve the cosmetic issue.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO NO NO: You should not remove mole even if possible , always need biopsy ( histological examination ) to make sure is not a malignant skin lesion ( melanoma ) ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer and BPH: Cancer is the main reason for prostatectomy. Benign enlargement of the prostate can usually be treated by removing chips of the gland with an instru ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Gynecomastia: If the breasts are big and look feminine and embarrising to take shirt off , then consider surgery.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Feet peeling: Skin peeling from the bottom of the feet can result from a few different causes. The most likely reason is a fungal infection, although this condition ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Several: If hymen is fused or closed and it should be patent. Or if hymen is hypertrophied.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Moles: Some have thicker base and are raised. Depends on the genes turned on in the mole. Show to your Dr.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and is effected by the actions of dihydrotestosterone ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic breasts: This would be the most likely explanation. Try cutting back on caffeine in your diet (coffee, various sodas, chocolate) and see if that helps.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They may be: Darker with puberty, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the abnormality that was found. Most all of the pre-cancerous changes that can occur are due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which i ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not sure: Not sure what you're asking. The thyroid exists to control metabolism. Are you asking what is the reasons for thyroid abnormalities and disorders to o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Adult circumcision is usually performed for the medical conditions phimosis and/or balanitis. There are numerous genuine medical reasons to perform a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Yes. Most commonly for phimosis or recurring fungal infection involving the foreskin.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Bright red blood: From rectum usually means hemorrhoids. But other causes are infection, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, or rarely in your age group cancer ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Cosmesis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Melanoma screen: All individuals with a family history of melanoma should be screened at least once per year for signs of early melanoma. Melanoma is 99 percent curab ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Cut it short: I usually advise against shaving the head because it causes nicks and cuts which can become infected. Also, patients develop folliculitis because of t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Better scar: Any physician can remove a mole ("nevus") typically with local anesthesia either by shaving just below the skin surface or formal excision with suture ... Read More

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