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I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

See Ender's Game: The movie - teen actor has it too. It is unlikely to be cancer. Peutz jaeger's syndrome, associated with GI avm's is a possibility. Ask your pcp/iternist first. But no rush. ...Read more

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I have dark brown spots on my lips both upper and lower lip due to excessive lip biting dry cracked lips & licking. How to get my pink lips back ?

I have dark brown spots on my lips both upper and lower lip due to excessive lip biting dry cracked lips & licking. How  to get  my pink lips back ?

Peutz-Jeghers Synd?: Dark brown spots on the lips may be the first manifestation of peutz-jehgers syndrome. While the spots are benign, the dangerous association is with polyps in the gastrointestinal tract that can become cancerous. A family history may help sort out the diagnosis. Lip biting, chapped lips and licking will not cause these melanotic macules.See a dermatologist, and have a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have brown spots all over my lips that are beginning to multiply.They don't hurt and they are flat and smooth. How can I make them disappear?

I have brown spots all over my lips that are beginning to multiply.They don't hurt and they are flat and smooth. How can I make them disappear?

Limit sun exposure: Brown spot son the lips that are not freckles or birthmarks may begin to appear on the lips and other parts of the body. Most are due to sun exposure and are benign but some are not and it is important to limit sun exposure and use sunscreen and sunscreen lip balm when outside and follow up with a dermatologist as well ...Read more

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I have brown spots on the lower part of my lip and I don't know how I got them. I am 17 years old?

Spots: While such spots do not seem to sound ominous, a doctor should examine them to determine whether these could be related to some genetic GI conditions vs vascular conditions vs simple freckling. And exam and good history by ur pediatrician should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What causes brown spots appearing in the corners of my lips and how do I go about getting rid of them?

Sun or irritation: Brown spots can be pigment caused by the sun (lentigos) or it can be caused by hormones and the sun (melasma) or it can be caused by inflammation (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Of course, treatment depends on what has caused the pigmentation. ...Read more

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Sweating under my neck and lips cause brown spots to appear how do I stop and remove them?

Sweating under my neck and lips cause brown spots to appear  how do I stop and remove them?

It may not be: Due to sweat. If i had to say, it may be pigmentation increases that may be due to elevated insulin. Not sure but if you have a family hx of type 2 diabetes, say, and could stand to lose weight, look up acanthosis nigricans to see if that fits ur description. Good luck, it's improvable if that is the case, may consider endocrinologist but see pcp first. ...Read more

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8 months postpartum and I just now am getting brown spots under eyes and above upper lip. Is this a late mask of pregnancy or vitamin deficincy? Fix?

8 months postpartum and I just now am getting brown spots under eyes and above upper lip. Is this a late mask of pregnancy or vitamin deficincy? Fix?

Melasma...: This could be melasma which is increased pigmentation of the skin in areas exposed to the sun. To avoid getting worse use high SPF(protective) sunscreen lotion. There are a few creams that can be used, like for example hydroquinone, for treatment but needs to be prescribed. I would suggest you to see a Dermatologist(skin doctor) for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more