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Can Melanoma Look Like A Bruise
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
I have a bruise. I don't know how I got it, but I've had it for more than a month and it still hasn't healed. Could it be melanoma?
Probably not: Bruise is from some trauma or pressure injury and rupture of capillaries. It fades definitely in month. If there is a new skin discoloration of 1 month duration not itchy, rapidly spreading in size get it checked with your doctor. If same size with clear outline= may continue to monitor for 6 months. If there is family History of skin cancer and especially Melanoma yes get it checked.See 2 more doctor answers
I have a bruise on my thigh. I don't know how I got it, but it's been there for at least two weeks, and it still hasn't healed. Could it be melanoma?
Take a look: A bruise begins purple and often tender, then EVOLVES slowly through green and yellow, then is gone after a few weeks. A melanoma is usually (not always) black, evolves much more slowly. A melanoma may expand in a very erratic way. A 2-week bruise is not much like a melanoma. If it slowly fades, forget it.
Melanoma/bruise: Melanoma can appear anywhere. The color is usually dark brown/black and irregular. Melanomas can be flat or a bump but don't usually have a bruise unless there has been trauma to the area on top of it. A bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin. A bruise can become dark, but eventually becomes lighter, green and then yellow. It will go away. If the lesion bleeds or gets larger, see a doc
Yellowish bruise like mark that appeared out of nowhere. Could it be melanoma? Also have axillary mass that looks black through skin for 5 mos.
Bruise: Sometimes a bruise is a bruise and will fade over a few weeks. Other times an area undergoing color changed could be cancerous. An axillary mass could be a cyst, an enlarged lymph node or even a skin cancer to name a few possibilities. . In any case, have a dermatologist evaluate any suspicious area.See 1 more doctor answer
Is toenail melanoma on the nail bed, or within the nail? I had a bruise like spot (no trauma) appear, but was able to cut about half of it off.
A streak: It appears as a dark streak in the direction the nail goes. If you have a concerning lesion under your toenail you should see your friendly dermatologist.See 2 more doctor answers
I went for a pedicure &discovered black and blue marks under each of my big toes. It doesn't hurt. Is this bruising or melanoma? Pic in health file.
Chances are: Those black and blue marks are dried blood, the result of nicking your skin during the pedicure and the blood being trapped under the nail. While melanoma is on the rise and can present as a black discoloration, it's under one nail, not multiple ones. The blackness should grown out with the nail slowly over time or even fade. If it's not or you develop pain or drainage, bring your toes to a doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
I've been watching a bruise on my toe since Thursday as melanoma hasn't been ruled out now the nail is cracking and lifting off the nail bed. Concern?
Nail: This nail is going to come off. Rather than have it come off traumatically I would have you MD take it off.
I have hard, non-mobile, non-tender, lymph nodes under my neck for 2 months and a history of melanoma. Should I be worried?
Yes: Depending on where your melanoma was located and what prior treatment you received, your current lymphadenopathy may or may not be related to your history. Nevertheless, additional work-up and biopsy (by fine needle aspiration or core biopsy) may be recommended for definitive characterization.See 3 more doctor answers
I have a pimple on top of my mole. It is really tender and bigger in height. I have a bigger chance of melanoma. Should I see a dr.?
Biopsy is indicated: If there is any change in your mole, the surgical removal and biopsy are indicated.
Had a mole removed on my neck that was suspicious of a possible melanoma. The doctor said it most likely wasn't though. Biopsy results are next week. Neck lymph node is bean size and tender. Is it connected/cancer spreading or could it be nothing?
Melanoma: Any suspicious lesion even if it appears suddenly will need to be biopsied to exclude malignancy.
Hard to say: It's impossible to say yes or no based on that description alone. What you describe is unusual enough that you should have a thorough skin examination with a special focus on the area you mentioned.See 2 more doctor answers
Have the lesion: Evaluated by a dermatologist. I encourage my patients to see their dermatologist annually for a head to toe evaluation.
I'm 18 & I have had eczema all my life & I've noticed that n certain parts of my body where I have a rash it looks like a bruise. Can it be skin cancer?
Eczema is quite: Difficult to treat. If it were me I'd try eliminating all dyes and fragrances from my life and/or try eating wheat free. Skin cancer is extremely uncommon at 18 but not impossible. Does it look like a bruise or on closer inspection, or is it more brownish? Sometimes areas that have been inflamed (eczema) turn brown afterwards. If you have a family history of melanoma, see MD. O/w no diagnosisSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bruise like blotch that seems to be under my skin, it appeared over night on the top of my breast, what are the symptoms of skin cancer etc?
Probably not cancer: Skin cancer is rare in someone 23 years old. I wouldn't worry about it. The symptoms of skin cancer are change in or development of a mole or skin nodule that is raised or flat, asymmetric, discolored, and that grows in size. Your symptoms should go away on their own within a few days.See 2 more doctor answers
I've had this bruise on my thigh for at least two months, and it still hasn't healed. Could it be skin cancer?
I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?
See your derm: While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist. And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it normel to bruise yourself if you ve had zoster for 7mon. I bruised my self under my chin after an itching episodei keep thinking of skin cancer?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
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