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what are signs that a change in pigmentation might be dangerous

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Possible fungus: The only way to know for sure and to get appropriate treatment is to see your doctor. Catching this early on is best. Peace and good health.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Normal: Though unusual, pigment changes in pregnancy are normal. They involve changes in melanin. There is actually a "mask" of pregnancy that occurs in some ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Very important.: If it is cancer you would want to have it treated as soon as possible.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Depends : If it’s concerning see a dermatologist so he can put eyes on it and therefore, watch it or biopsy it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Often hormonal: Pigmentation occurs from the substance melanin, which with light activation also makes people tan. Knuckle hyper pigmentation can occur with physiolo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacemen ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
29 years experience aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Although there is no safe way to permanently change your pigmentation, some topical treatments such as hydroquinone, can cause temporary lightening of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for an evaluation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. B ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Scarring: Hi, Not likely from just pulling hair out alone, however whenever there is trauma to hair follicles that cause irritation/inflammation, it's possible ... Read More
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