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I woke up today and found small brown spots in a cluster, about 3 inches big, on my forearm near my wrist. This literally happened overnight. Diagnosis?

I woke up today and found small brown spots in a cluster, about 3 inches big, on my forearm near my wrist. This literally happened overnight. Diagnosis?

Impossible to tell: For sure without actual examination. But if is sudden onset and localized to a 3 inch area, it is most likely something that happened to your skin locally. For example, contact dermatitis, insect bite, local irritant. If it spreads to other areas of the body, you must look to systemic disorders. Go to dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Brown spots on hands little pink dots appearing as well?

Brown spots on hands little pink dots appearing as well?

Can't say what it is: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Could Accutane cause brown spots on hands?

Could Accutane cause brown spots on hands?

Brown Spots: Brown spots may be due to a lack of vitamin C or B12, anemia, weak liver function or cumulative sun damage. It's important to investigate each potential cause; your doctor can help. Accutane makes you sun sensitive which can cause brown spots. ...Read more

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Why am I having sudden brown spots on my hands?

Why am I having sudden brown spots on my hands?

Don't know: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do brown spots happen and how do you treat them on your hands?

Why do brown spots happen and how do you treat them on your hands?

Have you considered: Treatment with ipl (intense pulsed light)? This can be quite effective for brown spots on the back on the hands. ...Read more

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I've had little light brown spots pop up on my hand and disappear and then show up somewhere else on my hand. What are they?

I've had little light brown spots pop up on my hand and disappear and then show up somewhere else on my hand. What are they?

Hard to tell: Without seeing a picture of the spots. If they pop up again, take a picture and use the Healthtap consultation service - there we can see the pictures you upload. Or see your local PCP so they can examine them more closely. ...Read more

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I woke up with 3 light brown spots on my hand one is about a centimeter in width, the other two are a bit smaller. What concerned, what can it be?

I woke up with 3 light brown spots on my hand one is about a centimeter in width, the other two are a bit smaller. What concerned, what can it be?

Needs to be seen: It is impossible to determine what these spots are without them being seen. If they are of concern to you, make an appointment for your physician to see them so they can make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

Keratosis?: These may represent stucco keratosis which is localized thickening of skin simi, ar to barnacles on a boat. Soak and use peeling cream with urea or lac 5. This will remove surface and improve appearance. If this disturbs you dermatologist can diagnose and remove ith minor procedure. ...Read more

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I have I brown spots in my hand and I don't know how I got it or what it might be its in my right hand and right now I only have two spots

Without: Without seeing the lesions in question, brown spots on the hands are typically age or sun spots. To be safe visit your primary care provider or dermatologist for an evaluation.
All the best. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on the front of my hands, looks like syphilis but I'm a virgin (no oral and never been kissed) so that can't be. What could it be?

I have brown spots on the front of my hands, looks like syphilis but I'm a virgin (no oral and never been kissed) so that can't be. What could it be?

Gee whiz: Skin lesions need to be seen to be understood and properly diagnosed. Syphilis skin problems are usually a manifestation of secondary or tertiary syphislis. See your doctor if you're concerned about the skin lesions. ...Read more

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I started getting these brown spots on the palms of my hands and fingers. What could it be from?

I started getting these brown spots on the palms of my hands and fingers. What could it be from?

Many things: It's hard to do dermatology without being able to see the spots. I suggest seeing a doctor for this. In addition to seeing the spots, the doctor will also look at your med list, what you do with your hands, any health problems you have that my be contributing, etc. ...Read more

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I'm getting brown spots on my right hand. I thought my hand was dirty at first, but realized I have multiple brown flat spots over top of my hand.

I'm getting brown spots on my right hand. I thought my hand was dirty at first, but realized I have multiple brown flat spots over top of my hand.

Brown spots on hand: Can be vitamin deficiency Vit C, B12, anemia, liver dysfunction but most likely sun/age but usually that is after 40- unless you spend a lot of time in the sun. Depending on how they look if raised or dark irregualr, could be keratoses or lentiog or melanoma, f/u/ w/ dermatologist ...Read more

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Why am I getting a lot of brown spots on my arms, back of hands and chest area?

Why am I getting a lot of brown spots on my arms, back of hands and chest area?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles. I'm freaked out. Please help.

I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles. I'm freaked out. Please help.

Doctor appointment: Without a detailed history plus a photograph or a more detailed description, it is hard to make a diagnosis. I would encourage you to make an appointment with a family practice doctor or a dermatologist. At your young age, I would not generally think that you have a serious skin condition.

The unknown is always scary. Try to call for an appointment tomorrow. ...Read more

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I have these small brown spots to be specific only two on my wrist and it doesn't hurt or anything and I just recently got it?

I have these small brown spots to be specific only two on my wrist and it doesn't hurt or anything and I just recently got it?

Unsure/unseen: The 2 spots need more explanation and very difficult to say without seeing them. If not painful, no bleeding or other injury to the area it could be a normal little skin change but most important is to watch them closely and if remain and get bigger or sore then see a health professional to evaluate the area. Hope this is helpful and all goes well. ...Read more

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I had tiny brown spots appear on my right hand seemingly overnight. There is no pain or itching. I am breastfeeding; could this be vitamin deficiency?

I had tiny brown spots appear on my right hand seemingly overnight. There is no pain or itching. I am breastfeeding; could this be vitamin deficiency?

Probably not: Since breastfeeding moms have been, and usually still are, taking prenatal vitamins or once-a-day multivitamins, having vitamin deficiencies to the point of actually getting symptoms are unlikely. If there are any other symptoms present, a primary care doctor can evaluate the rash and other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have brown spots appearing on my body what could it be, what to do?

I have brown spots appearing on my body what could it be, what to do?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How could I get brown spots on my skin?

How could I get brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does brown spots on your nuckles mean?

What does brown spots on your nuckles mean?

Very little: Most of the time this means very little. May be "age spots" Not serious as a rule but if just came up and getting darker, need to see your doc. If you lay out in the sun or tanning both, need to look into having your skin checked for sun related skin cancer. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my back?

Dermatological eval.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What if my baby has brown spots on his body?

What if my baby has brown spots on his body?

Brown spots?: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation. For example, Mongolian spots are common and nothing to worry about. Cafe au lait spots may need to be followed. Ask you pediatrician - since they can actually see the "brown spots" you are referring to they are in the best position to give them a name and let you know the significance. Internet "guessing" is likely only going to cause undue anxiety. ...Read more

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What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Brown spots on sole of feet?

Brown spots on sole of feet?

Should have them: Looked at too make sure they are benign lesions…. and that nothing is dangerous... ...Read more

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What causes brown spots on blue iris?

What causes brown spots on blue iris?

Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spots on fingers?

Why do I have brown spots on fingers?

Can't say: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is brown spots on my glans is this normal?

Is brown spots on my glans is this normal?

Here are some. ..: How long have you seen them? Have they changed their size & color? And do they hurt or bother you? If being there with no change in size & color, and being comfortable, they are normal for you as seen in many men after long-term recurrent exposure to estrogen from sexual intercourse. If still in doubt, see Doc for a direct look and counseling as needed. ...Read more

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Why would my tongue have white and brown spots?

Why would my tongue have white and brown spots?

Cytology test: You could use a tongue scrapper and if it doesn't come off go to a dentist for a cytology test. There is an easy and pain free exam (brush-biopsy) to check for a soft tissue lesion. ...Read more

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The reasons for the appearance of brown spots in the leg?

The reasons for the appearance of brown spots in the leg?

Multiple: Brown spots on the skin of the leg can develop from several sources. The most common is a sun spot which originates from sun exposure. These are also called lentigos. You could also have a newly developed nevus or mole which can develop throughout your life and not be abnormal. Pre-cancers and cancers can appear as brown spots, as well, and should be evaluated by a skin doctor. ...Read more

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Brown spots on and between by breasts. What could this be?

Brown spots on and between by breasts. What could this be?

Several things: How long have you had these?
Brown skin spots are very common and can be anything from freckles to skin tags to age and sun-related skin changes. Rarely dark spots can be early skin cancer, so it would be good to have these checked by a dermaologist. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on my feet?

I have brown spots on my feet?

I see Spots.: With not much to go on, there is not much to say. Consider, infection, such as fungal. Environmental, such as staining, dirt etc., could be remotely responsible. I think the best bet, however, involves a melanin hyperpigmentation issue. The nature of which can only be determined after a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are there brown spots under the foot?

Why are there brown spots under the foot?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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What causes brown spots on bottom of feet?

What causes brown spots on bottom of feet?

Many possible causes: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more