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Doctor insights on: Dark Brown Spot On Skin

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Small dark spot on lip?

Small dark spot on lip?

Dark spot: Benign causes are labial melanotic macule, normal nevus, venous lake, graphite tattoo, external stain. Melanoma is always considered. If the spot is asymmetric, irregular border, irregular color or changing, seek evaluation promptly. ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Dark spot on tonsil?

Dark spot on tonsil?

Not sure: Some with darker complexions can have areas of pigmentation in the mouth particularly on the gums next to teeth. The old mercury dental amalgams could leave a gray area on the tissue next to the tooth. Melanoma can occur in the mouth but rarely. I suggest you see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Small round pimple typed dark spot on lip?

Small round pimple typed dark spot on lip?

Small round lip spot: Unclear what the small round pimple-typed spot on your lip could be without examining it and asking some additional questions. I recommend you see your regular doctor first. ...Read more

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I have dark pigmentaion on skin?

I have dark pigmentaion on skin?

Dark pigmentation : Very common u dermatologist can take care of them. ...Read more

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Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Changing Mole: It is not unusual for moles to change, but when they do it is time to see your doctor or a dermatologist. A brief exam can provide you guidance, and when indicated, a biopsy the definitive answer. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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Dark spot after acne?

Dark spot after acne?

Postinflammatory: Inflammation of the skin is often followed by darkening that may last for months. All acne can be managed today. If benzoyl peroxide (and/or the oral contraceptive pill for a female for whom it's right) doesn't work, topical Clindamycin or some other medicine from your physician will help. Don't try to treat the dark spot (not worth trouble/ risk) or even give it much thought (no face is perfect). ...Read more

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Brown spot in nail?

Brown spot in nail?

More history: If recent, maybe trauma? Could also be a pigmented lesion, ranging from a benign mole to a melanoma! so, need more history; how long there, trauma? ...Read more

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Brown spots on my tummy. Warts?

Brown spots on my tummy. Warts?

Can't say with this: amount of info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

Angiomas: Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels. Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy. But since i can not see the lesions i can not be sure. ...Read more

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Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Brown spots on hands little pink dots appearing as well?

Brown spots on hands little pink dots appearing as well?

Can't say what it is: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What causes small flat brown spots on areola?

What causes small flat brown spots on areola?

Sound like normal: areas of pigmentation.This can also occur with a pregnancy and remain afterward. Why are you concerned? Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Dark large skin spots on  arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What does dark brown spots on breasts causes?

What does dark brown spots on breasts causes?

Breast: Are they on outer breasts or in the areolar area just around nipple? Either way, probably just increased pigmentation. See your doc to make sure. ...Read more