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Anyone Know Much About Dermatofibroma
Minor mystery: I'm going to assume it's not enlarging or otherwise suspicious, and that you have fewer than 15 total. Some folks say these can begin with bug bites; the truth is nobody knows. They're probably true tumors but since they're almost never a problem, nobody's looked hard to find the mutations. Keep it or have it excised; it's your call. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
Dermatofibroma: A small, firm papule that is most common on the legs of adult women. These scar-like bumps often appear after a bug bite, shaving nick, or ingrown hair, and are benign. ...Read more
Dermatofibroma: A dermatofibroma is a benign skin nodule. It could be the same color as your skin or red, brown or black. Dermatofibromas are not usually painful but once in a while may be tender. They sometimes develop in an area of skin that was traumatized. They usually do not require treatment. Sometimes they are surgically removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
All normal growths: Skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibroma are all benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. Cysts are saclike structure in the skin, which usually contains fluid or keratin material. Cherry angiomas are red blood vessels growths that we can get as we age. Dermatofibroma are brown firm scar tissue-like growths. If you are unsure about a skin spot, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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Dermatofibroma I have a dermatofibroma on my leg that really bothers me. Is it worth having it removed, or it might come back?
If: If it bothers you it may be worth removing. It usually leaves a scar. If it is excisionally removed it usually does not come back. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for dermatofibroma? It grows on my arm and I felt embarrased when wearing sleeveless shirt : (
Best option: To discuss this with u dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a dermatofibroma frozen on Thursday. It still has the blister and looks no better after 5 days. How long will it take to heal on lower leg?
Depends: Depends on exactly where it was used and on how deep it was frozen. Likely to need 1 or 2 months to heal. Since it blistered, it must have been frozen hard and deep. You should have a dry scab within a week longer. This scab may remain another 1 or 2 months. ASK THE DR WHO DID THE PROCEDURE. ...Read more
Had biopsy 3 days ago. Can dermatofibroma be flat with halo phenomenon and not be cancer? 29yrs. It was a new lesion on back upper thigh. Less than 6mm.
Mole or dermatofibroma between breasts? Appeared 1 yr ago. Not itchy, growing, puss/bloody sometimes. Brown/ raised, >1cm small, no dimple when pinched
I have dernatofibroma. Can I use keloids-cream (consist of corticosteroids), in my bumps to flatten it?
Nope: It never hurts to ask; however, dermatofibromas are not the same as keloids. See a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and follow their advice. The internet is no substitute for an in person consultation. If you don't like the treatment plan, you can always get a second in person consultation from a trained professional. ...Read more
I am looking for a catastrophy health insurance for my 60 years old mom. Anyone knows where should I find it and how much will I it be?
I wish more did: Onchocerciasis is a dread disease in which worms bearing bacteria cause blindness and spotty skin lesions. In some communities, all adults are blind and they are led by children. Robert mcnamara, remorseful architect of the vietnam war, did more than anyone else to control this dread illness, but it remains a serious problem in much of the tropics. ...Read more
Dwarfism: About 1 in 20, 000 births. Genetic defect causes poor bone growth. Affected persons have a large head with small bones in the mid face. The arms and legs are short, but the trunk is long. Intelligence is usually normal, but walking is often delayed. They can have problems with the spinal cord being compressed. They can have children, but there is a high risk >50% of passing the defect to offspring. ...Read more
Depends on person, area of country, and other variables. Talk with other people in your area to find one that is good and reasonably priced.
Just because its expensive doesn't mean its good...And just because it is cheap doesn't necessarily mean its bad advice.
New grads/those trying to build a practise tend to be cheaper to build the volume. ...Read more
No: A baby starts understanding the meaning of the word NO commonly after 9 months. May start responding to it but stopping what they are doing around 12-15 months. These milestones can vary a little in age. ...Read more
Squats: The muscles you want to target are the gluteus muscles. Squats and leg presses are effective. ...Read more
Your best bet: Is to see the dermatologist who can determine your specific skin issues and treatments for them. ...Read more
Possibly: Segawa syndrome, also known as dopa-responsive dystonia (drd) usually has symptom onset around age 6 but there have been case reports of it occurring in the first year (as well as much later). It is usually described as autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity among family members. Autosomal recessive types also exist. Discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Not always: It could that the question is vague or confusing and the doctors don't understand. Rephrase your question clearly and briefly. We will attempt to answer. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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