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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
It could be: A white hair growing on one spot of your scalp could be from an underlying birth mark. Of course, many people will start to get white hairs as they a ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
40 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: A solitary white patch of hair is called poliosis. It's a descriptive term and isn't necessarily associated with any other condition. Most cases are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Gray hairs...: ...Last longer than pigmented hairs; possibly on this nevus only the gray ones are left. This is not a universal rule for all birthmarks.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Heyman
48 years experience Pediatrics
Yes - carefully: Press marks can become infected if they are traumatized. If you choose to shapeero of a birthmark, be careful not to scratch or injure the skin as thi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Watch and monitor it: Any brown or black pigmented lesion has the potential to become cancerous(melanoma) especially if it is a birthmark. You should carefully note and re ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Birthmarks are very common and rarely represent something sinister. They can be a cosmetic nuisance depending on their location. The only time you sh ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A dark mole or birthmark (congenital melanocytic nevus) often will have dark hairs coming out of it. If the mole is large (> 2 centimeters) you shoul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Missing info: Birthmarks vary from innocent ones that can be ignored forever to those that occasionally give rise to cancer. Your description does not provide enoug ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Penile lesion: Penile melanotic macule is a well-defined, brown to black, flat patch on the penis of some men. Once developed the lesion usually remains unchanged in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing specific: I find these occasionally.The importance depends on the type of birthmark. Some are benign and no treatment indicated.Some will be associated with oth ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Birthmarks do change: over time, but it needs to be seen by your dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment
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