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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)

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


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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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How dangerous is a supurating skin lesion ?

How dangerous is a supurating skin lesion
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It depends...: On the cause! both infectious and inflammatory conditions cause these. Talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist to determine what you have, then you will be better able to know how to treat it! ...Read more

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Is the skin lesion infected and contagious?

Skin lesion: It depends on what kind of the skin lesion it is. It needs to be examined. There are some skin lesions that are infected (baterial/viral/fungal) are are contagious. Others are non-infected and not contagious. ...Read more

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Skin lesion appeared overnight is it cancer?

Skin lesion appeared overnight is it cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer takes many years to form; so it is unlikely for a lesion that appears overnight to be cancerous. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a skin lesion on my face?

What can I do to get rid of a skin lesion on my face?

Dermatologist.: See a dermatologist to have the lesion evaluated and/or removed with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can a tan skin lesion that was scraped off first layer by fingers change color and still be rough?

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 more

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I made a research for my skin lesion. Got a same image called pilomatricoma. Is this too dangerous? Have this for 16yrs.

I made a research for my skin lesion. Got a same image called pilomatricoma. Is this too dangerous? Have this for 16yrs.

Get checked: Pilomatricomas are very rare but benign. Have it looked at by a doctor preferably a dermatologist to confirm its benign nature. Worst case scenario you'd need a small biopsy under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Slight bulge(not sure)on glans ofpenis,painless,brighter,no skin lesion,gets brighter & more assignable when cold, looks a bit less sensitive(not sure?

Slight bulge(not sure)on glans ofpenis,painless,brighter,no skin lesion,gets brighter & more assignable when cold, looks a bit less sensitive(not sure?

Here are some ...: What you described could be just normal so it deserves a personal watch for next 3-4 months and see. If it doesn't change but remains as described, leave it alone with no further concern or action. If bothered mentally or physically or worsening, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Try it: First and foremost, it is important to remember that there is no one remedy that heals everything. Our bodies come with their own toolkit that can handle almost anything that we encounter. Since there are many different causes of skin lesions and reasons why they do not heal, a short term trial of this plant that has shown some healing potential is certainly reasonable. Do not eat it. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a benign skin lesion become cancerous?

Please tell me, could a benign skin lesion become cancerous?

Yes, sometimes: Most benign conditions remain benign. But there is always some risk for change to cancer, if the growth startes getting large faster than before. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an early cancer skin lesion look like?

Depends: Basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas and merkel cell carcinomas, to name a few of the more common skin cancers, can all look different. If you have a lesion you are concerned about see a doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Is this cancer or is it another disease if I have a growing skin lesion?

Is this cancer or is it another disease if I have a growing skin lesion?

See you doctor: It is not practical to tell without examining the lesion. ...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?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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