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I have litle purple spots on my belly near my belly button what is the cause of this?

I have litle purple spots on my belly near my belly button what is the cause of this?

Need to be seen: Without a visual and more information it is hard to say. If they have been there for long time with no change and no other symptoms then less likely serious. If they are new, changing and/or related to any other symptoms like belly or back pain, wt loss or change in bowel habits they could be related to underlying condition. Either way you need to been seen by a medical provider to decide. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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What causes dark spots on my back?

What causes dark spots on my back?

DARK SPOTS ON BACK: Do these spots itch? How long have you had them? How dark are they? If they are tan, it may be a condition known as tinea versicolor. I would need a picture and a little more of a history. Male or female? Age? Tinea versicolor is relatively easy to treat, although very often it can recur and last for years. It is also mildly contagious, but not serious. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

Spots: This could be from acne, acanthosis nigricans, melasma. You should see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove spots caused by insects?

How  can I remove spots caused by insects?

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What will cause blurry spots in my vision?

What will cause blurry spots in my vision?

So many possible: So many possible reasons...May be as simple as dryness, but could be from floaters due to a vitreous bleed. You need to see an eye doctor, especially if this is a new symptom. ...Read more

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I just started seeing spots all of a sudden. What could cause this?

I just started seeing spots all of a sudden. What could cause this?

More info needed: Could be a lot of things. If they shimmer, move around and you get a headache might be migraine. If it's just one eye go get checked now particularly if the spots seem to flash. If it reminds you of a bug flying around could be a harmless "floater." i'm assuming these are spots before your eyes and not spots like a rash. ...Read more

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Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Not common: Your pediatrician should be able to help you with examining those spots. Usually sweating or wearing clothes that have dried sweat on it will not increase more spots to form. Depending on the type of spots you have, the color, whether their flat or raise, whether they are pigmented or not pigmented, will determine the answer to your question of what it could be. So start there. Also, your doctor can take pictures of the spots, and keep that on your medical record. ...Read more

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Are all bellybuttons proportionally in the same spot across the human species? Can you share some sources?

Are all bellybuttons proportionally in the same spot across the human species? Can you share some sources?

Apparently.: There are no studies that say differently. There are congenital deformities that may affect location and appearance., some may have increased incidence in certain populations. Good question, but I can find nothing suggesting any differences, based on ethnicity. ...Read more

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For a few minutes I was seeing green spots. They are gone but I have never had this before. What causes that?

For a few minutes I was seeing green spots.  They are gone but I have never had this before.  What causes that?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes ...Read more

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What causes fordcye spots on ur lips?

What causes fordcye spots on ur lips?

Fordyce spots on lip: Fordyce spots are benign glands on the lips. They are not a problem and there really isn't anything you can do to get rid of them.Try not to worry about them. ...Read more

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What causes koplik spots?

What causes koplik spots?

Measles! : Koplik spots manifest 2-3 days before the measles rash itself. They are clustered white spots on the buccal mucosa opposite the lower 1st & 2nd molars & are pathognomonic for measles. Individuals of any age exposed to the child need to call their doctors. Also, notify the child's pediatrician & the County Health Department. See: www.cdc.gov/measles/ for potential complications. ...Read more

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What causes yellowish spots on face?

What causes yellowish spots on face?

Depends: One of the most common cause is sebaceous hyperplasia which is a benign overgrowth of a glad on the face . They are usually small and raised. Another possibility are xanthelasma which are just fatty deposits under the skin most commonly around the eyes. ...Read more

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What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholesterol issues in young patients. ...Read more

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What causes age spots to form?

What causes age spots to form?

Aging: See pcp or dermatologist particularly if black colored irregular or raised. ...Read more

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What can cause random spots on the skin?

What can cause random spots on the skin?

Needs to be: visualized. These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots in your visual field?

What causes dark spots in your visual field?

Floaters: It depends on what condition you have. Most of the time this occurs as you age. The vitrous in your eye shrinks and can sometimes detach from the retina. If the back part of the vitrous falls into your line of sight you may see spots or even spider webs ...Read more

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What can cause tiny black spots at the back of the body?

What can cause tiny black spots at the back of the body?

Spots: This could be from folliculitis, seborrheic keratoses or from other problems. You need to see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does the use of topical corticosteroids cause dark spots?

Does the use of topical corticosteroids cause dark spots?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids could cause reactions like any other topical.
It might cause trouble with skin "thinning", atrophy, blood vessel dilatation. It can also cause hypopigmenation and hyperpigmentation=dark spots.
It should be used in the right concetration on the right area.
What you use on your body might not be appropriate for face.
It is available in very strong or very weak formulation.. ...Read more

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What can cause brown freckles spots on theback of your ankles?

What can cause brown freckles spots on theback of your ankles?

Usually normal: Generally normal. May be hereditary. Normal deposits of melanin not to worry. If raised or changing should see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have spots all over my face what could be the possible cause?

Spots on face: First u need to find the reasons for them. And to do that u may need to see your PCP or ma dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, i have spot near my bellybutton that looks like a dark water mark?

Hi,  i have spot near my bellybutton that looks like a dark water mark?

Spot on belly: 40 M asks: I have a spot near my bellybutton that looks like a dark water mark?

My answer? And? I can't read minds thru the computer yet. Have you been standing in deep water? How big, how long? Does it blanch when you push on it then pink up? Soon you will be able to send a picture for questions like this and a picture is worth.... ...Read more

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Please answer! what would cause someone to see little electric spots in their vision?

Please answer! what would cause someone to see little electric spots in their vision?

Electricvision spots: There are a few causes but 99% are innocent.
There is even a common phenomenon where almost everyone sees little streaks of moving dots. Mostly it is often many moving dots.Sometimes it can remind patients of almost seeing a meteor shower but the brief shooting stars move all different ways.Those symptoms are frequent & common and innocent.You are just seeing the white blood cells in circulation ...Read more

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What causes colored spots to appear in vision when getting upset anxious or stressed?

What causes colored spots to appear in vision when  getting upset anxious or stressed?

Migraine?: I suspect a migraine aura which you could see at night or day. If you've never experienced this symptom before, make an appointment to see an eyeMD to reassure your eyes are okay. If you have other symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting medications may be prescribed if particularly frequent and severe. You take Depakote for seizure disorder I presume, so it is advisable to talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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Lewis is a little dark and started getting white spots all over his body what caused this to happen?

See a doctor: You did not mention how old is Lewis and how long he has had the white spots. This information might be helpful but it still is going to be very difficult to come to a diagnosis without having them visually inspected by a physician, preferably by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed I have black labial spots...What causes them and will they need to be removed?

I have recently noticed I have black  labial spots...What causes them and will they need to be removed?

Get them checked : The possibility of vaginal/vulval infections, std, genital warts cannot be ruled out completely. It is difficult to comment on the brown/black spots inside labia that you describe without examination. ...Read more

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Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?

Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?

Skin lesion: Anything elevated needs to be confirmed by doc as it may be concerning. Anything changing in color or size or causing any symptoms such as pain, itching, tingling needs to be looked at. ...Read more