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Do blacks get liver spots?

Do blacks get liver spots?

Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discoloration is brought about when excessive amounts of skin pigmentation, called melanin, is distributed to the affected area. Thus, african americans can get liver spots. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

See Dermatologist: Liver spots are flat, brown-black spots that appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They have nothing to do with the liver. The spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. A dermatologist can check to see if "dark" spots are still just liver spots. ...Read more

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Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Freckles: Genetics are one of the most common causes of freckles. Some people are born with a certain gene that causes freckles. These people will generally notice the skin spots during their childhood or teenage years. Most people with this gene have fair complexions and a reddish hair color. When the cause of freckles is genetic, they cannot be prevented. You will get more liver spots, avoid sun. ...Read more

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Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Large liver spots: On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes "clumped" or is produced in particularly high concentrations. In addition to sun exposure, simply becoming older can cause the extra production of melanin. Thus, the aging process and repeated sun exposure over the years increases the size of the liver spot. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of liver spots?

How can you get rid of liver spots?

Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, some patients consider them unsightly and have them removed with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or lasers that target melanin. The name "liver spot" developed because the blemishes were once thought to indicate underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

Liver spots: Age spot treatments include: topical prescription medication like hydroquinone used alone or with tretinoin, laser therapy, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Sun protection with an SPF of 50 is required to keep the pigment from returning. ...Read more

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How to get rid of liver spots on my arms?

Solar Lentigos: Treatments your provider may prescribe
if solar lentigines are cosmetically bothersome, your physician may:
freeze the area lightly with liquid nitrogen.
Prescribe a bleaching cream (hydroquinone), but this may or may not be successful.
Laser treatment is very effective. Retin a (tretinoin) can be used but it can take a very long time. ...Read more

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Is there over the counter medicine that can get rid of the liver spots in my face?

Is there over the counter medicine that can get rid of the liver spots in my face?

They'reNotFromLiver: There are all kinds of products out there that say they work. I'm sure they do in some people. You'd just have to try and find out. There are also prescription medications, like hydroxyquinone that might work or...exchange the brown spots for red. Then there's various lasers or other pulse-like devices. But for OTC, start with A and go til you reach Z. Most of them have gentle bleaching agents. ...Read more

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What are liver spots?

What are liver spots?

Skin pigmentation: "liver spots' also called age spots are solar lentigenes, i.E, uv induced skin pigmentation. These are harmless, other than being a cosmetic issue. The spots are not due to liver disease. For more information consult the following website:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/age-spots/ds00912. ...Read more

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Does sun make liver spots worse?

Does sun make liver spots worse?

Sun Protection: Sun exposure increases the size, number, darkness, and distribution of solar lentigines (liver spots) in predisposed individuals. Therefore, sun avoidance and the routine use of sun protective clothing and sunscreens are the best preventative measures. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove liver spots/brown?

What's the best way to remove liver spots/brown?

Sun Protection: Liver spots are not actually a result of liver function or disease, but are flat, brown-black spots on the skin in sun exposed areas of the body (hands, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and face). For cosmetic reasons, they may be lightened with topical skin-bleaching products or removed with lasers or liquid nitrogen. The best prevention is with sun avoidance and routine use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Liver spots?

What is the definition or description of: Liver spots?

Liver spots: Liver spots = age spots = solar lentigines, = flat, brown, gray or black lesions that occur where skin is exposed to sun. ...Read more

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Good day. .. what do I do cure the liver spots on my body?

Good day. .. what do I do cure the liver spots on my body?

Liver spots: These can be treated by bleaching creams and a number of different lasers. See a good dermatologist and begin a treatment regimine ...Read more

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What is the cream used for liver spots?

What is the cream used for liver spots?

Most bleach creams..: ...Have hydroquinone as the active ingredient. Remember, though, that it is also important to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, or the liver spots will come right back. ...Read more

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What can cause faint "liver spots"?

Sun exposed skin: Liver spots are flat usually brown spots that appear on the skin in areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. They have nothing to do with the liver or liver function. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

Liver Spots: Liver spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes.
Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have the greatest sun exposure: back of hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more

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Sudden outbreak of liver spots, what's wrong?

Sudden outbreak of liver spots, what's wrong?

Lay term: That is not a medical term and it is not possible to know what you are referring to or where they are. For healthy skin in general drink plenty of water, avoid the sun, avoid alcohol, get sleep, and avoid stress. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop liver spots?

Neither: Liver spots are no big deal. They are caused primarily by prolonged sun exposure. I suppose you could make a case for "bad genes", since fair-skinned people are more prone to get them. But there is nothing "bad" about them; they are a mark of maturity. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any connection between liver spots and liver disease?

None: The brown spots on older folks' hands simply remind the superstitious of the human liver. ...Read more

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How can I treat liver spots on my 11yr old neck spreading to is back?

Tinea versicolor?: If your 11 year old is healthy, I doubt these are liver spots. It sounds more like either pityriasis rosea, a rash of unclear cause, or tinea versicolor, a common fungal rash. Your child's medical provider can differentiate them. Treatment depends on which rash it is. So I suggest an appointment. ...Read more

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Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

No: The term "liver spots" recalls an earlier time in the history of medicine when folklore served instead of science. Liver spots are concentrations of melanin pigment. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?

What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?

Tinea versicolor: It's impossible to be sure from a written description, but it sounds like you might have tinea versicolor. This is a fungal skin infection, and can be treated. To be sure, i'd recommend you see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

Lentigos or seb k's: There are two common skin spots that are often called liver spots, although neither is related to liver disease. The lentigo is like a dark freckle and can vary a lot in size and shape. They can respond to cryotherapy or bleaching. Seborrheic keratoses can look similar but are more varied in color and are usually raised. They often look warty. Cryotherapy may clear these, bleaching doesn't help. ...Read more

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About these brown liver spots on my hands and face from illness?

Liver spots: Liver spots are the result of the skin's defence mechanism against over-exposure to the sun. When a person has been in the sun for a long period, unprotected, the pigments pool to some spots to protect the skin, thus leaving an uneven brown patch. Liver spots are not associated with the liver. ...Read more

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When a spot shows up on your liver on mri When does or doesn't a dr order a biopsy. Can they tell its fatty liver spots right off mri?

When a spot shows up on your liver on mri When does or doesn't a dr order a biopsy. Can they tell its fatty liver spots right off mri?

Maybe.: If your MRI was peformed with certain particular sequences, they should be able to diagnose fatty liver. If not, they can do a tailored MRI for that purpose. ...Read more

Dr. Willscott Naugler
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Liver Spots (Definition)

Liver spots = age spots = solar lentigines, = flat, brown, gray or black lesions that occur where skin ...Read more