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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Skin Lesion
Skin lesions need: to be evaluated by your doctor visually. Changes, bleeding, irregular boarders, variations in color are all signs to be careful. Please get it checked. Peace and good health. ...Read more
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
Have it evaluated: A tan, asymptomatic, rough skin lesion can be various things. Most of these things are benign, but I would recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist to ensure that it is not a concerning lesion (like a skin cancer) or an unusual inflammatory or infectious disorder. ...Read more
It's possible: Particularly for melanoma, one of the more aggressive types of skin cancer, tumors can sometimes occur in various areas of the body relatively far away from the original skin lesion. Sometimes a "sentinel" lymph node close to the original lesion is removed to check for early spread. However, for types of skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, it is highly unlikely. ...Read more
How quickly can seborrheic keratoses grow? If a skin lesion gets slightly larger within a short period of time, can it still be sk? What are causes?
Seborrheic keratoses: Seborrheic keratoses are benign skin lesions that are found in "older" individuals referred in layman's term as "barnacles", aging spots. You can get more as you get older. If a lesion gets bigger in a short period of time, be sure to check it out with a dermatologist to make sure that it is not an atypical mole or melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doc , i came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face ?
Blister Beetle: Blister beetles contain a toxin called cantharidin or cantharide in their body fluids. Cantharidin causes severe irritation and blistering of the skin without causing any residual scarring. There are no reported cases of human deaths caused by blister beetle bites. If you do not take care of the wound or there is infection there can be scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatologist.: See a dermatologist to have the lesion evaluated and/or removed with local anesthesia. ...Read more
Can a tan skin lesion that was scraped off first layer by fingers change color and still be rough?
Yes: If there has been any change to a skin lesion, including coloration and texture, I recommend having it looked at by your doctor. It needs to be examined and possibly have a biopsy taken or have the lesion removed if needed. I do not recommend scraping the lesion deeper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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