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Are Nevus Spilus Dangerous
Not usually: This should not disqualify you. However do not ignore. Please continue regular follow up and examination. Consider biopsy for any changes. ...Read more
What are the chances of a small nevus spilus to turn cancerous? My grandpa had one and nothing ever happened
Unknown: Because need to see it. It's definitely need observation by specialist: dermatologists or your primary doctor once or twice a year. Environmental changes with increased exposure to sunlight is make a lot of difference since your grandfather days. ...Read more
Yes: You can excise the area to remove it permanently. If the Nevis is large that would leave a longer scar. You may have to have serial excision (removing portions at a time) if it is very large or in a difficult area (ie face). Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a nevus spilus, I don't want to get it removed so what are the chances of it turning cancerous? Its almost 3cm big and has hair. Is it rare?
Leave it alone: Watch it and if one of the spots gets big and ugly, get it excised. There is no need otherwise. ...Read more
I have a nevus spilus and I read that they can cause hearing loss later in life. Is this true? My grandpa had one and never did but I want to make sur
Relax: Nevus spilus does not cause anything. Adult hearing loss is 1 of many "associated" findings suggesting some increased frequency of certain things among those with nevus spilus. These associations are not cause and effect. Adult hearing loss is very common and any association with nevus spilus is probably coincidental. ...Read more
Why play with fire:
Now, c'mon. If you know the fancy name, you know that danger is built in. So? At 37 why ask for problems.
And what kind ''artiste'' would poke this known condition 70 to 100 times every 3 sec? ...Read more
How likley is it for me to get melenoma? I am a mexican female, have a nevus spilus, haven't had really bad sunburn, no family/personal history.
I have a congenital nevus spilus. It is about 3 cm long. Online dermatologist have said mine is macular. I can not see a dermatologist should I worry?
ConsultPrimaryCareMD: While the online dermatologists may be correct in their diagnosis most of the time, it is not the same as doing a real life examination for nevi especially. I will consult your primary care doctor and get his recommendations if it needs a dermatologist consult ...Read more
I have a nevus spilus on my thigh and today it was very painful and sore. What could this be caused by?
Changes: If you noticed changes in this nevus, you should consult a dermatologist and have it biopsied. ...Read more
I have a nevus spilus with hair that is 2 and a half cm big on my leg. I heard they can become cancerous, should I worry about mine? How rare is it?
Stop worrying: Nevus spilus occasionally gives rise to melanomas but this is uncommon, and an extra-large / extra-ugly sploch will be clearly visible to your watchful eyes before the melanoma turns invasive and can hurt you. Then you can get the melanoma excised. Leave the thing alone otherwise. Best wishes. ...Read more
What to do if I have a medium-sized nevus spilus above my knee, and would like to know if it's alright to get a tattoo over it?
Sure: Do continue to keep an eye on both the nevus spilus and all of your skin. A tattoo should be something extremely personal and you're much better off with a nevus spilus -- many people will think it's "cute" or "distinctive for you" -- than a tattoo that you are not 100% sure you want or you may regret. Please wait at least a year or two between the idea & actually getting inked. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a 3 cm long congenital macular nevus spilus on my leg. Should I worry about it turning cancerous? I can not see a dermatologist
Watch it: These very seldom go bad and the change -- a new, ugly growth centered within the lesion -- will be obvious. This can be removed before it becomes an immediate danger. Many people like these little speckled things. ...Read more
Hi I've noticed I have these dark dots around this mole on my stomach, and they look a lot like nevus spilus. How do I know for sure what is it?
Biopsy: The only way to know for sure is to have it biopsied or completely removed and sent for examination under a microscope. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
Should I get rid of my nevus spilus because of the cancer risk? It's on my leg, almost 3cm big. I don't want to remove it but should I worry about risk
I have a CONGENITAL nevus spilus on my leg. It is almost 3 cm long and grows hairs. Is it true macular nevus spilus has a higher chance of turning cancerous than papular? Should I be worried about mine turning cancerous? Onlinederm. Saidminesmacular
Unlikely: I suggest consulting with a dermatologist, who will be able to inform you whether you have a very slightly increased risk of malignant change, or none at all. ...Read more
I have a brown verrucae in my genital that is growing slowly, my dermatologist say is linear epidermic nevus, what is that, is it dangerous?
Most Probably not.:
Dermal Nevus by defenation is benign. And when dermatologist did not want to Excise or Biopsy then it must not be dangerous to your health.
keep monitoring. Periodically get examined by Dermatologist. Check for changing size, shape, color and margin. ...Read more
Sometimes: Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more
Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Cherry moles: Cherry hemangiomas are sometimes referred to as cherry moles. They are not moles but rather collections of blood cells. Hemangiomas or cherry hemangiomas are common and non dangerous. See a dermatologist to evaluate your condition to make sure these lesions are hemangiomas and nothing more. ...Read more
I am experiencing moles. Why and where they come from. Are they dangerous if I leave them in my head?
Almost all people have some moles. These form from pigment forming cells in the skin. You may watch and wait. If the any mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have a few skin moles that I'm concerned might be dangerous but I'm not sure if I should pay $200 to get them biopsied... advice?
Characteristics: Of nasty moles are well described and pictured on the internet a the A-B-C's (Appearance, Border, Color). Most moles do not have to be biopsied. You can find pictures on Google. Great web sites are www. Mayoclinic. Com and www. Johnshopkins. Com. If your own doc feels uncomfortable go see a dermatologist. If cost is an issue go to a University Hospital clinic. Happy New Year! ...Read more
I am experiencing moles. I have moles on my head scalp and am afraid of it because I don’t know where they come from and if they are dangerous.?
I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly. Are such type of moles dangerous?
Need visit to MD:
Any change in the size or color of a mole should be evaluated by your health care provider.
It is prob nothing, but needs to be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to peel off moles by bleeding them and then taking them off I tried this to some moles, and I am very worried I'm 16 years old?
My 11 year old just showed me 2 black scabs/moles (?) on her and I want to make sure they aren't dangerous. Can I send pics to get a derm docs opinion
Visual Exam Required: 11 y.o. with "scabs/moles". Our doctors are able to review your uploaded health data & pictures only if you are signed up for our Virtual Consults service. Skin findings are difficult to assess without visual inspection. Please see your doctor or sign up for our Virtual Consults service to have your photos reviewed. ...Read more