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I have a tan, asymptomatic rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

I have a tan, asymptomatic rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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I have a tan, asymptomatic ,rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

I have a tan, asymptomatic ,rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

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

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Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

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

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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?

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 more

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Hello doc , i came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face ?

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 more

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Can hypothyroidism cause thick stained skin? If so can this be taken care of?

Myxedema: Check out http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3219173/ re effects of thyroid on skin. Also check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/myxedema for info re myxedema which is described as thickening of skin associated w/hypothyroidism. This should improve once hypothyroidism is treated. Go see your family doctor for testing & treatment. ...Read more

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What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

Skin: If you do not take your thyroid medicine daily you are very likely to have dry skin. You surely don't want that to happen. ...Read more

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I need a good 24 hr hand cream! i'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?

I need a good 24 hr hand cream! i'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?

Many choices: The best one that I have found is called o'keeffes working hands, which leaves a non-greasy moisturizing film when applied once or twice a day. Many others, from vaseline intensive care, curel, store brands, etc, can all work. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more