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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Re-ask: Looks like some of your question has been cut off. Consider reasking and providing clarification.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience in Podiatry
Skin lesions: Any questionable skin lesions should be seen in person by a specialist. If a lesion has been diagnosed as pre-cancerous I would not recommend scrapin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience in Dermatology
Not necessarily: precancerous skin lesions (actinic keratoses) come in all shapes and sizes
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Skin tags: Yes, sking tags can be found anywhere on the body.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Precancerous skin lesions are generally symptomatic. There may be a may a rough patch of skin for precancerous squamous cell carcinoma and a dysplasti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Sugges ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Most skin cancers grow rather slowly. They don' appear overnight. At some point, it may go from unnoticed to noticed, so it may seem to have appeared ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mauricio Munoz
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
SK color: Yes, they can be brown, dark brown/black, light brown or tan. Typically rough texture (like a wart) or waxy texture. Hope this helps
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: Skin cancers do not develop that quickly, however sometimes trauma to an area or bleeding can draw attention to a previously unnoticed lesion. If any ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hives?: Can you take a picture?
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
16 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Dark skin people have a higher likelihood of pigmentary changes after skin treatments. There are very good lasers and skin products today that can hel ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It can: The skin over areas that are receiving radiation can be damaged by the radiation. Typically this is slight redness like a sunburn. Depending on the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Unlikely: Cancer takes many years to form; so it is unlikely for a lesion that appears overnight to be cancerous.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No : But lower spf may not be enough protection.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Rarely.: This may be something else, so have it checked by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and definitive diagnosis and treatment is possible at the same ti ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in g ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Itchy Mole: An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Not contagious.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Variable.: The rash that accompanies dengue fever may or may not cause itching.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Skin Care: This would all depend on what sores or infections or other skin problems you have. Skin is very difficulty to manage online. Skin usually must be lo ... Read More

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