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I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Will blepharoplasty change the shape of my eyes? Will my eyes retain the same basic shape, or could the shape change with blepharoplasty? .

Will blepharoplasty change the shape of my eyes? Will my eyes retain the same basic shape, or could the shape change with blepharoplasty?

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Change in shape: Simple upper/lower blepharoplasty will not commonly change the shape of the eyes. However more complex procedures such as upper lid blepharoptosis correction, the eye may appear more open. In individuals with lower lid laxity plus skin excess, the lower lid may need a cantthopexy/canthoplasty which may create more of a slant between the inner and outer corners (canthi) and may appear more narrow ...Read more

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What determines the size and shape of vaginal lips?

What determines the size and shape of vaginal lips?

Genetics and...: Genetics is half of what we are. The other half is the influence of our environment. This can include trauma and activities in the case of the shape of a body part. ...Read more

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Can the surgical removal of adenoids change the shape of your nose (make it appear broken)?

Can the surgical removal of adenoids change the shape of your nose (make it appear broken)?

Not likely: Adenoids are lymph glands in the back of the throat and removal of adenoids should not affect the shape of the nose, unless it get broken due to some mishap. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty change the shape or placement of the eyebrows? How will the shape and/or placement of my eyebrows change with blepharoplasty? .

Does blepharoplasty change the shape or placement of the eyebrows? How will the shape and/or placement of my eyebrows change with blepharoplasty?

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Not usually but can: In most instances an upper lid blepharoplasty will not change the shape of your eyebrow. On occasion a person with marked upper eyelid skin who undergoes an upper lid blepharoplasty may experience very subtle pulling downwards of the brow. This can be treated with a transblepharoplasty brow pexy in which the eyebrow is secured in place or slightly elevated through the blepharoplasty incision. ...Read more

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Does exercising with a body shaper helps shape the size of abdomen.

Does exercising with a body shaper helps shape the size of abdomen.

No: You can not spot reduce an area. The only way to shape the abdomen is by exercise to tone the muscles and a general weight reduction program to remove the fat from the area. ...Read more

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Does the size of your lips change as you grow older?

Does the size of your lips change as you grow older?

Yes: Lips will tend to lengthen and get thinner with age. Just one more of the wonderful benefits of getting older. ...Read more

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Can rolfing change the shape of some body parts?

Doubtful: While rolfing can perhaps smooth out "knots" and lumpy connective tissue. It seems doubful that this technique could actually change the shape of your body parts. ...Read more

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Can a hard immovable lump under the skin latched into the flesh be cancerous if it has remained unchanged in size or shape for 4 years?

Can a hard immovable lump under the skin latched into the flesh be cancerous if it has remained unchanged in size or shape for 4 years?

Unlikely: Observe the mass about once a month, if it doubles in size, ulcerates, bleeds or becomes painful see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Do penile implants affect the overall size of the penis or just the hardness?

Do penile implants affect the overall size of the penis or just the hardness?

No: Contrary to popular misconception, penile implants do not increase the length of the penis. They only increased the ability to have vaginal penetration and normal intercourse. ...Read more

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Does adenoid surgery change the shape of your nose?

Does adenoid surgery change the shape of your nose?

No: Adenoids are above the soft palate in the back of the throat. No change in appearance occurs after the surgery. ...Read more

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Over the course of 3 yrs,would a sarcoma or cancerous lymph node show signifigant,noticable growth?Possible to not notice change or wld change a lot?

Over the course of 3 yrs,would a sarcoma or cancerous lymph node show signifigant,noticable growth?Possible to not notice change or wld change a lot?

Cancer tends to grow: It would be very unlikely for a cancer not to grow and spread over a period of 3 years. If it was cancerous, the tumor/Nodes will increase in size in 3, 6 to 9 months. Biopsy is indicated if it has grown in size, otherwise it can be left alone. ...Read more

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Can a lower expansion appliance change the size of my chin and length of lips.

Can a lower expansion appliance change the size of my chin and length of lips.

Not really: Lower expansion appliances work by tipping out the lower teeth. They do not actually expand the bone the way upper expansion appliances do. By tipping out your lower front teeth it will change the support your lips get from your teeth and may make your lips look longer by giving them more support. By 'filling out" this part of your face it may make your chin look smaller. ...Read more

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Could septoplasty change shape of nose on the outside?

Could septoplasty change shape of nose on the outside?

Not usually: The septoplasty can straighten a nose if it is corrected. Also if the septum is removed and the support lost the nose my sink in. This is seen in old boxers and called a saddle nose. ...Read more

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Can a stromal tissue breast lump change in consistency?

Can a stromal tissue breast lump change in consistency?

Yes: Depending on pathology ( disease ) At 42 you must follow your doctor 's advise If you are not satisfied take a second opinion , as matter of fact your doctor will encourage you and help you to seek one, but not a internet advise .as you need to be examined Good Luck ...Read more

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Could having a heart condition change the shape of the pqrst wave?

Could having a heart condition change the shape of the pqrst wave?

Ecg: Cardiac abnormalities can certainly change the morphology of the ECG which consists of p, qrs and t waves. ...Read more

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Does your face shape change significantly during puberty? (Example: from square to round? Or oval to square...... Etc.....)

Does your face shape change significantly during puberty? (Example: from square to round? Or oval to square...... Etc.....)

It can: The amount may seem minor or significant, it's partly in the eye of the beholder too. But the loss of 'baby fat' usually affects the face and heightens the angles of bone structure. Males show the Adam's Apple and the facial hair begins. All faces lose the big eyes of children. How this impacts 'shape' is individual. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can change the shape of your eyes?

Is there a surgery that can change the shape of your eyes?

Eyelid surgery: Lower eyelid surgery is often combined with canthopexy, which turns the corners of the eyes upwards, creating a pleasing almond shape. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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