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Do Pimples Turn Into Lipomas
Reconsider hives: Hives are round to oval, raised, red, itchy welts that can occur anywhere on the body. Sometimes the middle of the raised hive appears lighter in color with surrounding redness. However, hives should not actually turn into whiteheads. It would be worthwhile to see a dermatologist or allergist to see these when they occur. ...Read more
Bumps: Scans are just hard dried up skin debris that lays on the surface. Bumps or papules can represent many things like blisters etc. You should go see your dermatologist more of a formal diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Can Fordyce spots turn into pimples (or what look like pimples) ? Can they become irritated, by masterbation?
Here are some...: The likelihood for Fordyce spots to get infected like pimples is extremely low since they are ectopic - not hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands. Over physical stimulation by masturbation may potentially induce unwanted irritation to certain area of foreskin or penis, which you would be the only one to know by experience. More or in doubt? Seek evaluation & counseling. ...Read more
Moles and Melanoma: Moles that have asymmetry, border irregularity, color changes or that increase in size should be evaluated to rule out melanoma. Visual inspection is not completely accurate and must often be supplemented with a biopsy to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?
Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more
Bumps ar not itchy they seem to leave a discoloration and pop up elsewhere. they start small and grow into mounds of sort then leave dark spots.
No, they do not: Dysplastic nevi are considered a marker for melanoma risk but not a precursor lesion. Most melanomas arise on normal skin, not in a mole. Sometimes moles do develop melanoma & they start changing, one of the things we look for when suspecting melanoma. We look for abcde asymmetry, border irregularity, color irregularity & change or evolution in melanoma. Any changing mole needs to be seen by derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have these sores all over my entire buttocks. Start off as small bumps and quickly turn into huge scabs, when they heal they leave dark scars?
Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?
Folliculitis vs: could be hair follicle infection or even bed bug or other insect bites [fleas ect] but likely just fiolliculitis treatment sometimes will go way if lingers more than 2 weeks , take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or doxycycline for a week to 10 days , if you were in a hot tub avoid it , could be from contaminationthere, clean with bleach[the tub] add teaspoon of bleach to the water. ...Read more
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