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Anyone know much about dermatofibroma?

Anyone know much about dermatofibroma?

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. Read more

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Dermatofibroma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have a dermatofibroma. Why?

I have a dermatofibroma. Why?

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

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Are dermatofibromas fluid filled? Can they be 'popped'

No: They're actually tougher and more solid than the surrounding tissue. If you've been told it's a DF but it's loaded with fluid, it's likely a ganglion cyst or small adnexal tumor instead. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermatofibroma?

What is the definition or description of: dermatofibroma?

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

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What is dermatofibroma? What causes it and what are its symptoms?

Skin bump: Harmless. If you want, it is easy to remove. I suspect that some result from bug bites but nobody knows. If you pinch a DF, the upper skin above the lesion will dimple unlike other skin lesions. Read more

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Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two. Read more

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What is dermatofibroma - symptoms and treatment?

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

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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. Read more

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What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

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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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?

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

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Mole or dermatofibroma between breasts? Appeared 1 yr ago. Not itchy, growing, puss/bloody sometimes. Brown/ raised, >1cm small, no dimple when pinched

Mole or dermatofibroma between breasts? Appeared 1 yr ago. Not itchy, growing, puss/bloody sometimes. Brown/ raised, >1cm small, no dimple when pinched

See derm: This is something which really needs medical attention. The blood and pus suggest the presence of an infected area. Read more

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I have dernatofibroma. Can I use keloids-cream (consist of corticosteroids), in my bumps to flatten it?

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

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What are the symptoms of a disease knows as "Chikunguya"?

What are the symptoms of a disease knows as "Chikunguya"?

See below: Fever, muscle aches and sever bone pain are common. The severity varies. Some people may get a rash. See this site for more info. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/chikungunya/ Read more