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Does finding a black spot on your vaginal wall mean you have cancer?

Does finding a black spot on your vaginal wall mean you have cancer?

Spot on vaginal wall: It is really tough to see inside the vagina. Black spots don't mean cancer, but they do beg for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I noticed a black spot on my vulva, could it be a cancer?

I noticed a black spot on my vulva, could it be a cancer?

Possible: It is more likely to be a mole or other benign condition such as hemangioma. Have it checked out, especially if it has changed color, grown in size, or is irregularly shaped. ...Read more

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My dad previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer & the affect region was removed. However, recent report shows black spot in its kidney. Any danger?

My dad previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer & the affect region was removed. However, recent report shows black spot in its kidney. Any danger?

Black Spot: Most certainly needs urgent investigation especially if your dad's cancer was late stage. I would seek immediate ultra sound and MRi investigation to determine the true nature of the black spot. ...Read more

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I have a black spot that just appeared like a week ago on my left pinky toe and im scared its cancer?

I have a black spot that just appeared like a week ago on my left pinky toe and im scared its cancer?

Seeing Spots??: Calm down. The chances are that it is not cancer. and if it is, it is definitely treatable. Some conditions must be examined visually to be accurate and color changes, involving the skin or nails, is one. Take a picture now to memorialize it for future reference. To remove all doubt you might have, simply have your toe evaluated by a dermatologist. Healthtap can assist you or find one near you. ...Read more

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Black spot on roof of mouth is it cancer? Could it be caused by vaping

Black spot on roof of mouth is it cancer? Could it be caused by vaping

Probably no, and yes: No way to tell without an examination. Go see your Dentist, or a specialist Oral Surgeon, for examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What does cancer in the big toe look like and does it appear over time from a black spot -looking like you dropped something on your toe?

What does cancer in the big toe look like and does it appear over time from a black spot -looking like you dropped something on your toe?

I have a black spot: ...under my toe nail too, so I hope not. A melanoma can appear as a dark spot anywhere on your skin, including a toe, or under a toenail. Most often a black spot that looks like you dropped something on your toe is an old hemorrhage from trauma. Old blood should resorb or grow out with the skin. A melanoma, on the other hand, may have irregular coloration, an irregular border, and grow over time. ...Read more

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I have a black spot in my wisdom teeth. Is that a cancer?

I have a black spot in my wisdom teeth. Is that a cancer?

Black spot: No. Cancer does not grow in/on teeth. It's either stain or a cavity. See a dentist to evaluate your 'black spot' and to give you a full head and neck cancer screening. ...Read more

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I was just wondering if black spot are found on a CT scan. Is it cancer?

I was just wondering if black spot are found on a CT scan. Is it cancer?

May need more tests: If ct scan shows abnormal nodule you may need follow up scans and depending on your history and size/location of spot, for instnace lung nodule may need a pet-ct scan with delayed imaging; liver spot may need MRI or biopsy etc. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cancer something someone inherit as the black spot in dna?

Help please! Is cancer something someone inherit as the black spot in dna?

Not so Gothic...: A few mutated genes can be passed parent-to-child making a person more vulnerable to additional mutations eventuating in cancer. This is no "black spot", just an altered base pair sequence. For most cancers, every mutation was probably acquired in the person rather from the sperm / egg. ...Read more

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Flesh colored pus came out of a spot in my skin that is red with a black spot. What could it be? Skin cancer maybe?

Flesh colored pus came out of a spot in my skin that is red with a black spot. What could it be? Skin cancer maybe?

Time: Depends on hoe long you had the spot of dis colored skin. Could be abscess. Best to be checked by your physician right away. ...Read more

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I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional (in your case). There is a small but real chance that it could turn into a melanoma, a type of Cancer. So get it checked...you may need a biopsy done if it is growing in size or dimensions. ...Read more

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What could a small black spot in my upper mouth above the gums be. I smoke. Could it be a stain from smoking or cancer? It wasn't there 4 months ago.

What could a small black spot in my upper mouth above the gums be. I smoke. Could it be a stain from smoking or cancer? It wasn't there 4 months ago.

Many things: You can get a freckle (melanotic macule), a mark from filling metal if you have dental fillings (amalgam tattoo), or something more worrisome. You should visit a dentist or oral surgeon for an examination and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Not preg, have a tiny brown/black spot on bottom of left nipple, you know how the nip is divided into parts? 1 part is discolored brown cancer or mole

Not preg, have a tiny brown/black spot on bottom of left nipple, you know how the nip is divided into parts? 1 part is discolored brown cancer or mole

Hard to tell: It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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If irritation occurs inside my mouth and even black spot has occurred more than 2 times but it disappears after 1 day every time mouth cancer symptom?

No: Could it be that you accidentally bit the site where saw black spot. It may have been small bleed in the tissue that would disappear in a few days.
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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Was diagnosed w colorectal cancer w mets to liver 3 years ago. Have recurrence at anus vaginal wall. Any dr that does ablation? Do not want chemo/rad

Was diagnosed w colorectal cancer w mets to liver 3 years ago. Have recurrence at anus vaginal wall. Any dr that does ablation? Do not want chemo/rad

Hard to find them: To find a good oncologic surgeon, you need to either go to a major cancer center or ask your medical oncologist to find you a good surgeon. It will have to be in a big center as small hospitals shy away from situations that demand exceptional interventions which may be out of the standard of care. Unless you tumor is small, it may not help to remove yr tumor unless it can be completely excised (neg. ...Read more

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The last couple of months I discovered a black spot on the roof of my mouth. I don't smoke, pretty healthy (low vit. D).Sign of cancer? Melanoma?

Depends: All black spots are not cancers or melanoma, but it they change in shape, size or color, they need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Go see: Any visualized change in your mouth should be evaluated. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told there's nothing to worry about? And on the slight chance that there is a problem it, s better to have it resolved as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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I have a raised black spot on my vaginal lip. Do people get moles there?

I have a raised black spot on my vaginal lip. Do people get moles there?

Sure but: It is certainly possible to have a mole or birth mark on the vagina. If it is new, has changed in size or color though it should be looked at by your doctor to make sure that is all it is. ...Read more

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Cherry sized lump, left inside vaginal wall, no pain, after g spot, a little movable. Should I worry & stop having sex until solved?

Cherry sized lump, left inside vaginal wall, no pain, after g spot, a little movable. Should I worry & stop having sex until solved?

No: If sex not painful, ok to continue. Likely a vaginial mucosal inclusion cyst or other benign cyst. I would recommend seeing your gyn provider for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I have foliculitus and get abscesses in my vaginal area now have two black spot like bumps on my Mons pubis are these scars or should I be worried?

I have foliculitus and get abscesses in my vaginal area now have two black spot like bumps on my Mons pubis are these scars or should I be worried?

Don't worry.: Hi Emalou,

Folliculitis is very common where there are large sweat glands and course hair like under the arms and in the groin area. Bacteria get down in the follicles and begin to grow forming small abscesses. They often are noticed in various stages of healing. I believe that this is what you are seeing. Continue to treat the infection with topical antibiotics or antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more

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Hello I wanted to know why my vaginal wall has red spots on it I'm not sure if it's from the friction after intercourse?

Hello I wanted to know why my vaginal wall has red spots on it I'm not sure if it's from the friction after intercourse?

Most likely: If the red spots appeared soon after vaginal intercourse, it might be due to friction to the area. If you see these persist or change in appearance like become more like bumps, these should be examined for any infection and other cysts common in vaginal region and require separate treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could every black spot mean a cavity had started at some point?

Could every black spot mean a cavity had started at some point?

Not necessarily: Could just be stain. Let your dentist evaluate and, if necessary, treat. That' sway they have all those years of training and experience, just to help you resolve issues such as these. ...Read more

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If there is a black spot on a tooth, does it always mean it's cavity?

If there is a black spot on a tooth, does it always mean it's cavity?

No: It could be a stained pit or a small filling. Don't take any chances. See a dentist to determine what it is. Hopefully, it can just be polished off (or filled with a very small tooth colored filling) before it gets larger. ...Read more

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Small black spot on lower gum where wisdom tooth is to grow. What does this mean?

Small black spot on lower gum where wisdom tooth is to grow. What does this mean?

Ask a Dentitst: You should go see your dentist to see what it may be, if you have had a silver/amalgam filling in the tooth in front of that area it could be a simple amalgam tatoo but your dentist can help you rule things out. ...Read more

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I got a sunburn today and now have a black spot. What does that mean?

I got a sunburn today and now have a black spot. What does that mean?

Sunburn: Very common to have change in skin color after burn. Cool compresses help. Also cream with aloe smooth the burn skin. Be cautious when in sun. ...Read more