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Are Nevus Spilus Dangerous
What are the chances of a small nevus spilus to turn cancerous? My grandpa had one and nothing ever happened
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Should i get rid of my nevus spilus because of the cancer risk? It's on my leg, almost 3cm big. I dont 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer