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Doctor insights on: Becker Naevus

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Could becker's naevus at a part of body leads to excessive hair growth over all parts?

Could becker's naevus at a part of body leads to excessive hair growth over all parts?

No: Whether you get a Becker's (only about 1 guy in 200 is so fortunate) and whether you're hairy over the rest of your body are independent. I hope you like whatever Mother Nature gave you. Richard Gere loves his Becker's, and most of your male friends are at least a little bit jealous if you're super-hairy. You can shave, but consider leaving the Becker's along; many folks will think it's way-cool ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering frm becker's naevus and have a lot of body hair. So is this the reason?

What to do if I'm suffering frm becker's naevus and have a lot of body hair. So is this the reason?

Let's talk about it: Both are genetic -- it's you. I have several physician colleagues with Beckers' nevi and every one of them likes them. You can get lasered if you want, with so-so results, or you can embrace this special patch of testosterone-sensitive skin. It's essentially no danger, and you'll find folks who like you like the mark as well. If you prefer smooth, shaving, waxing, lasers / electrolysis are options ...Read more

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Are there other names for becker's nevus?

Are there other names for becker's nevus?

Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a becker's nevus the same thing as a clark's nevus?

Is a becker's nevus the same thing as a clark's nevus?

No: Clark's nevus is a type of atypical (dysplastic) nevus or mole. Many dermatologists feel these are benign, some experts think they're precursors to melanoma. Having many clark's nevi always increases the risk of melanoma. Becker's nevus is a benign (normal) nevus that occurs on the trunk, often in boys and men. They're often large and light brown. Sometimes hairs can grow from it (after puberty). ...Read more

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Could smoking lead to spider naevus spots?

Could smoking lead to spider naevus spots?

No: Am aware of no relationship between the two. Smoking can lead to dark spots, but spider angiomata are vascular changes that can be related to problems with the liver and hormonal changes in people. ...Read more

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What are the differences between duchenne md and becker's md?

What are the differences between duchenne md and becker's md?

Same locus: Becker's is caused by a milder allele than Duchenne's but otherwise they are the same disease. If you have mutant dystrophin and symptoms but are walking at age 16, it's Becker's. We are all hoping that gene therapy will come through for this disease group. ...Read more

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If I have a 2 inch by 1 inch beckers nevus and I get it removed surgically, will it continue to spread? I am 20 years old.

If I have a 2 inch by 1 inch beckers nevus and I get it removed surgically, will it continue to spread? I am 20 years old.

Mole: Once a nevus or mole is surgically removed with clear margins it should not return. A dermatologist will be able to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a beckers neavus on my upper right arm going downwards by 19cm. I'm 16, & my bn is not hairy! Wilitstay?

What to do if I have a beckers neavus on my upper right arm going downwards by 19cm. I'm 16, & my bn is not hairy! Wilitstay?

Lucky you!: Only about one guy in 200 has a Becker's nevus. It's harmless and distinctive. Richard Gere liked his so much that he emphasized it in his shirtless scenes. Other noted mainstream / "adult" male stars & some of my Dr. Friends sport a Becker's as well. Laser removal won't be complete, and you'll be wise to let everyone know that you're proud of it. Your future wife may totally love it. Cheers. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 16 and I have becker's nevus on my chest?

What to do if I am 16 and I have becker's nevus on my chest?

Lucky you!: Only about one guy in 200 has one of these. Richard Gere is so proud of his that he chose to have it emphasized in his lovemaking scenes. Several other mainstream / erotic male actors sport Beckers' & several of my Dr. Friends all like theirs. There's no significant cancer risk (just watch it). Laser Rx won't remove it completely, and it's likely that your future wife will totally love it. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I have beckers nevus or a large birthmark?

Becket's Nevus: Becker naevus (becker nevus) is a late-onset epidermal naevus or birthmark occurring mostly in males. It is also known as becker melanosis. It is due to an overgrowth of the epidermis (upper layers of the skin), pigment cells (melanocytes) and hair follicles. It develops during childhood or adolescence on the shoulders or upper trunk, occasionally elsewhere. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for Achromic Naevus-Naevus depigmentosus?

What are my treatment options for Achromic Naevus-Naevus depigmentosus?

Achromic naeavus: Uncommon birthmark characterized by a well defined pale patch.
Treatment options:
1. nothing--leave it
2. laser removal
3. photo therapy PUVD
4. skin grafting ...Read more

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Difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. Can becker m d discovered in early childhood?

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Difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. Can becker m d discovered in early childhood?

Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy. ...Read more

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Could you know if becker's nevi can turn malignant, and is there any way to get it removed?

Could you know if becker's nevi can turn malignant, and is there any way to get it removed?

Low risk: The skin on a Becker's has only a slightly greater chance than other skin of developing melanoma, and as far as I know no increase for other cancers. Removal with laser isn't going to be perfect. Richard Gere showed his off in lovemaking scenes, other male models / actors have kept theirs, and the several physicians I know who have a Becker's all like them. "That's where a bear licked me! " ...Read more

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What body systems to the becker, ducheene and oculopharyngeal affect? (muscular dystrophies)

What body systems to the becker, ducheene and oculopharyngeal affect? (muscular dystrophies)

Various systems: The most serious issues with the muscular dystrophies involves the heart and breathing. The heart muscle and conduction system can be defective with serious consequence. Breathing system may be affected with risk aspiration and pneumonia. Some have mild learning problems. Many have orthopedic issues due to muscle imbalance and contractures and scoliosis. Vision and hearing may be affected. ...Read more

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I'm a male of almost 20 yo, I have a becker's nevus on the torso, and my forearms are getting hairier in all of a sudden! Is it normal?

I'm a male of almost 20 yo, I have a becker's nevus on the torso, and my forearms are getting hairier in all of a sudden! Is it normal?

Keep an eye on it: Only about 1 guy in 200 gets a Becker's. Richard Gere and a couple of other mainstream / "adult" male actors show theirs off; my physician colleagues who have them all think they're fun. The increased risk of melanoma is low; watch all of your skin like anyone else. Most young men get a spurt of thicker body hair around your age. Have a dermatologist evaluate the nevus now. ...Read more

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Does the symptom difficulty walking mean that I have becker muscular dystrophy?

Does the symptom difficulty walking mean that I have becker muscular dystrophy?

No: Difficulty walking can occur due to many reasons. Becker muscular dystrophy is one of those reasons... But it is rare compared to most other causes. ...Read more

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Can I tattoo directly on an ILVEN - a Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus? I will definitely get tattooed, just question of where.

Can I tattoo directly on an ILVEN - a Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus? I will definitely get tattooed, just question of where.

Generally it's best: ...not to tattoo in an area where the skin is abnormal. So, the short answer of where is "anywhere else." but there. The results, both aesthetic and dermatologic, are difficult to predict. If you're tattooing in order to disguise a skin problem, you should check with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How does the dystrophin gene which causes becker type muscular dystrophy get mutated?

How does the dystrophin gene which causes becker type muscular dystrophy get mutated?

2 ways: Genetic information is passed down from parents to their child, either accurately, or with random changes called "spontaneous" mutations. Muscular dystrophy can be inheirited, or occur for the first time in an individual. The actual number of dystrophin "copies" made by the gene of the individual can vary. Environmental factors are not suspected at this time. ...Read more

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I have becker's md and I was wondering if there was a knee brace that could keep my knees from giving out so often.

I have becker's md and I was wondering if there was a knee brace that could keep my knees from giving out so often.

Muscular Dystrophy: Becker's can effect people very subtly or more substantially. Usually if your knee is giving out it is due to weakness, contractors, or pain in the knee. The brace provides a propioceptive input into your nervous system to fire muscles. It does not provide functional support in and of itself. Best thing is to maximize your strengthening activities, correct any flexibility or knee issues. ...Read more

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Might have beckers nevus on my right shoulder. It does look like it however it has been responding to skin bleach. Does this mean it may be a birthmar?

Consider no Rx: All pigmented nevi respond short-term to skin bleach, and skin-bleach will disfigure anything to which it's applied for long. Becker's or not, a pigmented lesion like this might respond to laser rx, or if you prefer you are free to leave it alone -- it's not going to turn to lethal cancer or make anybody sick, and there's a good chance you'll meet someone who'll like it. Your choice. ...Read more

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Is there a cream that can be used to improve skin thinning due to Becker's nevus? Pigmentation has been lightened with CO2 fraxel laser

Is there a cream that can be used to improve skin thinning due to Becker's nevus? Pigmentation has been lightened with CO2 fraxel laser

Your choice: Hey Andrew -- Usually the skin is actually a bit thicker over a Becker's as there are more arrector pili muscles. What you do about your Becker's is your decision along with your partner. It's a portion of skin extra-sensitive to testosterone. I know several guys with this distinctive, harmless, macho lesion and a majority like them. No cream is going to change the essential morphology. ...Read more

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Does nevus anemicus get better in age or not?

Does nevus anemicus get better in age or not?

Nevus anemicus: Nevus anemicus generally does not change much with age for many persons. This condiciton is characterized by pale macules of differningsize and shape. They are paler than surrounding skin and cannot be made red by trauma, cold, or heat due to blood vessels within that are more sensitive to the body’s normal vasoconstricting compounds. ...Read more

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Terrified. Monday developed naseau. Ended up in ER with fever, vomiting, weak. No better. Went back. Cbc, bmp, c.Xray, abd. Xray, urines, EKG all normal. Very ill.

Terrified. Monday developed naseau. Ended up in ER with fever, vomiting, weak. No better. Went back. Cbc, bmp, c.Xray, abd. Xray, urines, EKG all normal. Very ill.

Possibly stomach bug: Sounds like a gastroenteritis. The key is if you're able to tolerate eating/drinking. This is the main deciding factor as to where you need to stay in the hospital until you're better. If you develop other symptoms, you need to return. ...Read more

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How to have better sex?

Compatible partner: Someone you enjoy spending time with. Get plenty of sleep to avoid being tired. Have sex in pleasant, romantic surroundings. Above all take your time, never rush, plenty of stroking or massaging & kissing. Then comes foreplay including everything or anything that you & partner enjoy, oral manual or genital. Most women love attention to their clitoris. Then enter slowly & take time. Then post-play. ...Read more

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How can I wake up better?  

How can I wake up better?  

Sleep well: 1. Go to bed early enough to get adequate sleep.
2. Get exercise, because this will enhance your sleep efficiency.
3. Go to bed at the same time, and wake up at the same time every day.
4. Avoid alcohol prior to going to bed.
5. Manage your stress (that's a huge subject in itself). ...Read more

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How many days better for sex?

How many days better for sex?

No limit: It all depends upon you and your partner. There is no number good or bad for normal sexual intercourse. ...Read more