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what does a scab on the nipple mean

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
It means: that you should see your physician for a breast exam.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Need more info: could be one of many diff dxs. depends on the amt of time they have been present, any symptoms, and what they looked like before scabbing. also need ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bleeding= injury: You get bleeding when intact tissue is injured/torn. Why she has an injury to her nipples is something she is old enough to tel you. If you keep the a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location?: When women describe something on their "vagina", they usually mean the area between the inner (hairless) lips/labia. Technically, this isn't your vagi ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Cohen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See your doctor: Many specific characteristics might indicate that this lesion is concerning or simply a nuisance. You should see your gynecologist for an appropriate ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It may be STD: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, you should have it checked by your doctor as it may be a std. So have it checked anyway and have ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil spot: It could be an infection and what you are seeing is pus. It could be a tonsil stone, which is a white material stuck down in the tonsil crypts. An i ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be normal: Darker-skinned people often have areas of pigmentation on their conjunctiva (clear vascular layer over the white). This is normal. You may also have ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: If your mole is changing or you are unable to tell if it is a bug bite see your doctor for a diagnosis. If it needs to be removed or biopsied your do ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Any number of things: A spot can be a "cyst"-or fluid collection. A tumor such as a lipoma, cancer or neuron doctrine tumor, a focus of inflammation or nothing. You should ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Penis: In general, it means you should show it to. Physician. It is not likely to be anything serious but may need treatment or removal.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Levin
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: This could be an allergic reaction or a general inflammatory condition such as eczema or dermatitis. Generally, lubrication with ointment or very thi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?Sore: If the eruption looks like a cold sore and is somewhat tender, it could be a herpes lesion. However it could be a simple cyst. If it persists have a p ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: A change in pigmentation with age is normal.
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A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lorraine Brancato
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing serious: Any white spots in a mole mean that the mole is not homogeneous and the white spots are really the white of the eye (sclera) showing through or that t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably normal: Probably normal but if it changes or grows, have your doctor take a look.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: You could have a boil or it could be a cyst or ganglion off the joint. In your age it probably is more a skin problem and less related to the shoulde ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Boil: It means you should see a doctor and have this taken care of appropriately.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Your mole is changing either from you scraping it off (trauma) or sun damage or from shaving. Your doctor may want to remove it and biopsy it.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Dry skin: Consider your soap or detergent. Use some vit. E oil on them.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally: (unfortunately) it means partial necrosis (death) of the graft! Follow-up with the Surgeon is a must! Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Boil has burst: It means you had an abscess(boil)and it has bursted and puss is draining.It may clear by itself as all the puss is drained but check with your doctor ... Read More

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