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Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

Nevus flammeus: Capillary malformation, usually referred to as a port-wine stain or nevus flammeus, is the most common type of vascular malformation. As a congenital malformation of the superficial dermal blood vessels, capillary malformation is present at birth and grows in size commensurate with the child; capillary malformations remain present for life and have no tendency toward involution. ...Read more

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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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I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?

I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?

Lichenoid Keratosis: Assuming this is a biopsy proven Lichenoid Keratosis, it is a benign lesion. Treatment options include Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, electrosurgery or curettage. One may also opt to have no treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me if a lentiginous junctional dysplastic nevus is really melanoma in situ. My doctor won't respond.

Please tell me if a lentiginous junctional dysplastic nevus is really melanoma in situ. My doctor won't respond.

There is a subtle di: Melanoma in situ is different than a dysplastic nevus, but it is a continuum. They both need to be treated in the same manner, re-excision with a negative margin.But remember one is a cancer the other one is a precursor of cancer. So it has long term health implications for health insurance etc. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a squamous cell skin cancer grow under skin without any sign?

Does it ever happen that a squamous cell skin cancer grow under skin without any sign?

Usually not. : However some skin cancer can look like moles or other common growths. It is best to be checked by your doctor or dermatologist once a year. More frequently if you have a history of skin cancer or it runs in the family. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a freckle inside their eye?

Does anyone have a freckle inside their eye?

Yes, not uncommon: What you describe is a melanocytic nevus. A nevus is another name for a mole and they can also occur in the eye. In fact they can occur anywhere where pigment is present (skin, eye, inner ear, meninges, bone & heart). So it is not uncommon to have a mole in the eye. As with a skin mole, it should be checked. See an ophthalmologist periodically to ensure that it is benign & not changing. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

I like freckles.: Melanocytes produce melanin when exposed to UV-B radiation. There is nothing unhealthy or wrong with freckles ...Read more

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Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Yes: Yes. I recommend being followed by a colo-rectal surgeon who could refer you to other physicians if necessary. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if anaemia affects the skin?

Does anyone know if anaemia affects the skin?

Pallor.: Anemia, per se, will just cause the skin and mucus menbranes to appear pale. The cause of the anemia is important, though because vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as well as a number of diseases, can cause anemia and also affect the skin. ...Read more

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Neither of my parents have dysplastic nevi syndrome how is it that i do?

Neither of my parents have dysplastic nevi syndrome how is it that i do?

Possible: The apple doesn't always fall close to the tree. You have to check all four grandparents and all aunts and uncles. Sometimes you just get lucky (or unlucky) and get a mixed new gene from the combo of both your parents. In any event, if you have the syndrome, please be diligent with yearly full body exams by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dermatologist office called. Tiny mole they removed was mildly dysplatic. He wants to do a larger incision 'just to be safe because of an area of damage skin'. What does this remark mean?

Dermatologist office called. Tiny mole they removed was mildly dysplatic. He wants to do a larger incision 'just to be safe because of an area of damage skin'.  What does this remark mean?

Mole : Atypical , formerly termed dysplastic moles are "graded" mild, moderate, or severely atypical . The biopsy is read by a pathologist and it may be determined if the mole was completely removed or not. At times , the dermatologist may use clinical judgement to remove more tissue if the results are ambiguous . Talk to your dermatologist regarding all options ...Read more

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If the doctor says you have sun damage on your face.Does that mean it is skin cancer?

If the doctor says you have sun damage on your face.Does that mean it is skin cancer?

No: Not at all ...It probably means you need to more careful when you're in the sun to prevent risk for developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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Does underarm swelling automatically mean a person has breast cancer or something very serious? What else can it mean?

Does underarm swelling automatically mean a person has breast cancer or something very serious? What else can it mean?

Lumpy armpits: No. It is in no way an automatic diagnosis of breast cancer. If indeed it's a lymph node swollen, it could be due to anything from a plugged breast duct that got a little infected, to an ingrown hair in your arm pit, to a systemic viral illness, to absolutely nothing. Try a few days of scheduled anti-inflammatories and hot compresses, and if it isn't better, let your doctor check you out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get actinic keratosis on an area of skin that has had little sun damage?

Yes: It is common on face, scalp and arms, but can oocur on the legs, back or. Chest. Sun is major factor but light skin color and weakened local immune system are also factors. These are treatable with cream, cryosurgery, electrosurgery. ...Read more

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How often does dysplastic Nevus turn into melanoma? What percent will actually become malignant? Thanks

How often does dysplastic Nevus turn into melanoma?  What percent will actually become malignant?  Thanks

Depends on grade: Excisional biopsy of dysplastic nevi with moderate-to-severe and/or severe dysplasia can be of benefit because of the association and potential conversion to malignant melanoma. It is suggested that excision of biopsy-diagnosed DN with mild or moderate dysplasia has less of a benefit with minimal evidence of conversion to invasive melanoma. ...Read more

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What does a dysplastic nevus look like?

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What does a dysplastic nevus look like?

ABCDE's of moles: Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole. If you have any moles with these characteristics, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"?

What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"?

Laser Rx skin: What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"? ANS:the laser kills the melanocytes in parts of skin and it turns lighter in color. But better to have them show you a picture of what they meant. ...Read more

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Is it true that professional body spray tans can cause cancer? As someone told me there was a chemical that causes cancer.

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Is it true that professional body spray tans can cause cancer? As someone told me there was a chemical that causes cancer.

Tanning: Tanning accelerators, such as lotions or pills that contain the Amino Acid tyrosine or its derivatives, are not effective and may be dangerous.The main ingredient in sunless tanning pills, canthaxanthin, can show up in your eyes as yellow crystals, which may cause injury and impair vision.There have also been reports of liver and skin problems. Read more at www.Cancer.Org. ...Read more

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