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Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have white discoloration spots on my face in some spots on my cheek. It's bugging me and embarrassed by it. Is it sun spots?
At minimum: These spots would need to be visualized to correctly diagnose them. ...Read more
I have a bunch of pimples on my cheek and they look bruise why does this happen and what can I due to reduce the discoloration?
I have developed a brownish discoloration on my cheek bones this year. I have used injectable contraceptives for 15 years. Could it be the reason?
I have a large brown stain that looks like a burn on my cheek. I've had it for 3+ days. What could it be?
My 9m/old daughter was diagnosed w/ glaucoma and has a portwine stain on her left cheek. Can she get that removed now? Or does she need to be older?
Portwine stain: Lasers have made the biggest impact on treatment, because they are the sole method of destroying the cutaneous capillaries without significant damage to the overlying skin. She is not to young to be treated with the laser. Pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Why do I have a soft spot on my butt it feels like a hole covered with skin? Tjeres no discolaration, just a spot on my left butt cheek that is soft..
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. However, what you described may just be a dimple in the fat in the butt. If there are no symptoms, you may let it be. If you are overweight exercise and weight loss may help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Dark Spots: How long have the spots been there? If more than two weeks, have them evaluated. Lesions that have not resolved on their own within two weeks should always be evaluated. ...Read more
I have slight discoloration of the penis head, last year I broke the thin bit of skin when my girlfriend jumped on my penis. It healed naturally tho.
Here are some. ..: Try not overindulging in sex / masturbation if any; over-indulgence / obsession are the most common chronic killers of life, but least mentioned due to political correctness & commercialism. Note: The color of glans penis may discolor after sexual intercourse due to exposing to estrogen; that is normal. However, without a direct look, a gap to make more accurate Dx still exists. So, see Doc timely ...Read more
I'm having a persistent burning around the underside of the head of my penis. For 5 or 6 days now. Also a discoloration on the underside of head.
Options: Without more history, it is difficult to say. However, two common reasons would be a sexually transmitted disease or some sort of mechanical trauma. A visit to the doctor can provide diagnosis of the first. The latter can be mitigated by ensuring there is no repeat trauma to the area before it has a chance to heal. ...Read more
Is it normal to have skin discoloration and cysts growing on your scrotum when you have multiple epidiymal head cysts?
Not related: Cysts on the scrotum are usually sebaceous meaning trapped sebum which is benign. If they get big, red or painful, you should get them lanced or excised. ...Read more
My son is almost 7 and he has flat dark spot on his penis shaft and head. They appear to be discoloration under the skin. Should I be worried?
Probably not: But it's easy to have your pediatrician evaluate it at his next visit. ...Read more
Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?
If it is soft,: Mobile fluctuant or slightly dense, and does not hurt then it's most likely a lipoma. If you decide to have a healthcare professional look at it, that should confirm it. Of course there are other bad things that could cause a well defined lump on bone or under skin. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more
I noticed a small, hard painless lump, probably about 1-2 cm in diameter on the floor of my mouth. No discoloration or other lumps on head or neck.
Lump: May be anything from a blocked salivary duct to an area of minor wound healing to a benign or malignant lesion. Swelling should be examined and evaluated. Please call your Dentist. ...Read more
Discoloration (gray/white) of penis head glands and inflammation/burning. Some smegma at rim. Occasionally itchy, and virgin. What and how can I cure?
Follow...: Most likely, your described scenario is long foreskin-related. There would be no cure but modification with gentle regular cleansing and drying without harsh soap of agent. If looking like being infected, apply anti-fungal cream with 1% hydrocortisone lightly daily after above care. If the bother persists, circumcision would be the choice of effective long-term care. Best... ...Read more
Got wisdom teeth taken out. One side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. Other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head.?
Discoloration/pain: You had surgery. There will be a healing curve. Not knowing how long ago the surgery was done, or how difficult the extractions were, the best advice I can offer you is: 1. Follow your specialist Oral Surgeon's written instructions to the letter. 2. If you have any questions, or need post surgical support (and it sounds as if you do), call the Surgeon's office. ...Read more
21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. Feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. No discoloration. We just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.
Likely lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. What you describe is normal. If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more
But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago. Got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc. Have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?
Black eye: At least, like any other bruise, will take 6-8 weeks for most people to resolve (=fully disappear). Head pain after neck strain (aka: headlock) can be from persisting spasm of those muscles. May benefit from massage / chiropractic / physical therapy / cool compresses -- depends on you & situation. Hope these point you to next step. ...Read more
Can a pin head size dried stain of blood be tested for HIV and hep b? What's the technique / test called? If not, how much is needed?
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
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