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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

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Who knows about onchocerciasis?

Who knows about onchocerciasis?

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

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Who knows about achondroplasia?

Who knows about achondroplasia?

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

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Who knows cost of a consultation with rd?

Depends: 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

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What is the definition or description of: Baby understands no?

What is the definition or description of: Baby understands no?

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

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Anyone knows any exercises to have a bigger and more ferm bootay?

Anyone knows any exercises to have a bigger and more ferm bootay?

Squats: The muscles you want to target are the gluteus muscles. Squats and leg presses are effective. ...Read more

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Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Safe: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the national company emsi which has sales reps that will personally instruct the patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any way anybody knows on how to get clear skin?

Can you tell me is there any way anybody knows on how to get clear skin?

Your best bet: Is to see the dermatologist who can determine your specific skin issues and treatments for them. ...Read more

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Anyone knows if the segawa dystonia can show up at the first year of age?

Anyone knows if the segawa dystonia can show up at the first year of age?

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

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When no doctors answer my question, does it mean none of them knows the answer?

When no doctors answer my question, does it mean none of them knows the answer?

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