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Doctor insights on: Does Obesity Cause Dark Spots On My Cheeks

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I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can I get rid of the spot?

I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can I get rid of the spot?

Brown spot=No scar: This is the normal skin reaction when healing after inflammation if the patient is tan or has olive or brown skin. Is called PIH. It's not a scar and it willl fade away with time. To speed up the lightening, protect from sun exposure always, and apply twice a day a cream with hydroquinone (never above 4%), glyzirrhiza or licorice glycolic acid or retinoic acid. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Sorry asked earlier but want to clarify. 6yr old with 5mm raised mole pin head size dark spot on mole. No change over one month. Hair in mole (4 or 5). Mole present for yrs. Any cause to worry?

Sorry asked earlier but want to clarify. 6yr old with 5mm raised mole pin head size dark spot on mole. No change over one month. Hair in mole (4 or 5). Mole present for yrs. Any cause to worry?

Mole: Hairs are often found in congenital nevi (birth marks). The fact that it is two toned (brown with a tiny black area) warrants an examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I waked up yesterday&found some tiny red spots on my cheek I think they r petechiae. How can I treat them? &what r! possiple causes?

I waked up yesterday&found some tiny red spots on my cheek I think they r petechiae. How can I treat them? &what r! possiple causes?

No treatment: Petechiae are due to bursting of tiny capillaries in the skin and if they occurred on only one area of one cheek, it suggests some low grade trauma (sneezing, pressure). It takes days for the petechiae to resolve and there is no treatment for them. However if petechiae start occurring in multiple parts of the body a check up is indicated to find the cause. ...Read more

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I had pimples on my right cheek, they have gone but have left dark spots on my skin. Its been almost two yrs. They haven't faded away. Why so?

I had pimples on my right cheek, they have gone but have left dark spots on my skin. Its been almost two yrs. They haven't faded away. Why so?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) is a common reaction to inflammation in many people. The darker the skin tone is naturally, the more likely hyperpigmentation will develop from inflammation. Prescription hydroquinonne (4%) is an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads from nose añd dark spots of upper cheek below eye area? Which cream or medicine I should use?

See a dermatologist: Blackheads are not dirt. They are open comedones: plugged oil glands open to air which oxidizes the sebum in them. They can be mechanically expelled. Tretinoin and adapalene (retinoids) can be tricky to use but are very effective to reduce comedones. ...Read more

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So these dark red spots I've been getting in my mouth. They come and go. I ate some skittles now I have a red spot and its bleeding? Idk. Inside cheek

So these dark red spots I've been getting in my mouth. They come and go. I ate some skittles now I have a red spot and its bleeding? Idk. Inside cheek

Needs evaluation: Anything swollen, discolored, bleeding, out of the ordinary should be examined. 5 most dangerous words in the english language, "maybe it will go away.". ...Read more

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Would being obese cause a woman to spot bleed for over a month? Pcos but ultrasound was ok. Can't get in to see an ob/gyn till august

Would being obese cause a woman to spot bleed for over a month? Pcos but ultrasound was ok. Can't get in to see an ob/gyn till august

Abnormal bleeding: Irregular spotting is never normal. Try and get a checkup sooner. Obesity can increase the chance or hormone imbalance and other problems, like cysts and polyps and precancerous changes in the uterus. ...Read more

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Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek

Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek

Cutaneous allodynia: Cutaneous allodynia is the scalp tenderness and pain with hair movement that can happen when a migraine has gone on for a while until there is "central sensitization." The numbness in forehead and cheek doesn't sound like occipital neuralgia. Hemicrania continua is also a possibility, but less likely. I'm available for consult if you'd like to discuss further. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...Read more

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Flat, dark brown, tiny beauty spot recently appeared on cheek. Cancer?!?! currently unable to afford detmatologist.

Flat, dark brown, tiny beauty spot recently appeared on cheek. Cancer?!?! currently unable to afford detmatologist.

Watch for any change: Small black spots (nevi) are common and mostly benign unless they are growing in size or changing in color (mixture of colors is worrisome for cancer). So you can watch for any changes over the next few months. If it enlorges in size or changes in color and size then you need to go see a doctor to make sure that it is not cancer.. ...Read more

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My 19 year old son just noticed one small dark reddish spot on the inside of his cheek by his upper molars. What could it be? He is not a smoker.

My 19 year old son just noticed one small dark reddish spot on the inside of his cheek by his upper molars. What could it be? He is not a smoker.

Spot inner cheek: Hi JillS468 ~ he probably bit the inside of the cheek when eatiing. Also Stensons duct appears in the mouth (from parotid) at exactly same place (opp 2nd upper molar) and a papillitis of the opening of duct could be cause of painful red swollen swelling. It could also be a hemorrage into mucous membrane, due to throbocytopenia, ASA. I would have a doc just have a quick look to reassure thanks ...Read more

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I just found a small black/ dark red spot inside my cheek above my back lower molars. What could this be?

I just found a small black/ dark red spot inside my cheek above my back lower molars. What could this be?

Trauma: If you just noticed it, the black/dark red spot most likely represents an area of trauma, such as happens when biting your cheek. This could occur during chewing without you realizing it. It should disappear within a week, unless you keep biting it. It may also represent pigment of no consequence. If you use dip or chew, it could be serious & you should be checked by your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on my right cheek. It has been there for about a year. It is not getting bigger. But it is getting darker and redder?

Can't diagnose with: This info alone. Encourage you to see your dermatologist to have this lesion assessed. While you are there - a good head to toe inspection of skin would be in your best interest. I recommend that my patients have a head to toe dermatology evaluation every year. ...Read more

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I have a dark circle spot on my cheek from a pimple after I popped it. I can still feel a little bit ofpus from the pimplethatwasthere. Howdoesitgoaway?

I have a dark circle spot on my cheek from a pimple after I popped it. I can still feel a little bit ofpus from the pimplethatwasthere. Howdoesitgoaway?

Scar tissue: Pimples are inflammation (irritation). When you popped it you may have caused some of this irritation to go down further into the fatty cells. There the body formed small amount of scar tissue to form. Gently massage area daily but I would have your MD check it out to make sure. Please don't pick/pop pimples - it often causes things to get worse! Ask your MD for medicine to help acne. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a black spot on the inside of his mouth on his right cheek. What is it? What caused it? Do you have any ideas?

No idea: Tough to DX without seeing the area. Could be something as simple as an area of blood blister if he bit his gum there, or could be something that needs to be evaluated further. Have him see a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small dark red blood spot in my mouth, on the inside of my cheek. It wasn't there this morning. It doesn't hurt and I can't really feel it.

Blood blister: It sounds like a small collection of blood under the lining of the mouth. It should go away in a few days. ...Read more

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I believe my 1yo has her first molar coming in. She also has a small bruise spot on her cheek about the same location. Could a tooth cause a bruise?

I believe my 1yo has her first molar coming in. She also has a small bruise spot on her cheek about the same location. Could a tooth cause a bruise?

Yes: If it is truly on her cheek then it is likely trauma from biting or something else. If it is on the gums right next to the molar or on top of it it could be an eruption cyst. Goes away on its own most cases. Watch it and if concerned see your dentist for consult. Children should see their dentist by age 1 for first check up. ...Read more

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I have a dark red/brown spot inside my mouth, on the inner cheek. It's small. I first noticed it several months ago, forgot about it, and noticed it again while brushing tonight. I made an appt. With a dentist, but now I'm very worried. Cancer.?

Lesion: You did the right thing about seeking a dental evaluation. At your age the risk of oral cancer is very low. The fact that it's small and on your cheek also makes it less likely to be a cancerous lesion. Be aware that smoking of any kind and alcohol consumption increases your risks, especially if you do both. Get six month soft tissue examinations at your dentist. Don't worry. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dry or cracking skin on my butt cheeks. Also I have one darker skin spot on each cheek. There is no itching, no pain at all, but visually and on the touch if feels rough. I am using moisturizer with aloe vera. What can I do more?

I am experiencing dry or cracking skin on my butt cheeks. Also I have one darker skin spot on each cheek. There is no itching, no pain at all, but visually and on the touch if feels rough. I am using moisturizer with aloe vera. What can I do more?

Dermatologist: Non-painful, non-itchy skin with a raised, rough surface should be evaluated by a dermatologist or other skin specialist. There are many possible diagnoses that include tumors (benign or malignant), infection, chronic inflammation, or other conditions like psoriasis. ...Read more

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S why do I get migraines only on one side of my head on that side I see black k spots on vision. And I can't see light or hear any thing. Cause it hur?

S why do I get migraines only on one side of my head on that side I see black k spots on vision. And I can't see light or hear any thing. Cause it hur?

Get evaluated: A unilateral headache pattern is not unusual. Please work with a headache doctor to rule out other issues. A neuromuscularly trained dentist could also be of assistance. Moist heat on the affected side also could help. ...Read more

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I am 70 years and am developing soft spots on my head. Cause?

I am 70 years and am developing soft spots on my head. Cause?

Cyst: You may be developing lipomas or sebaceous cysts. Let your doctor see them and give you a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck ...Read more

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Random sensitive spots on head that comes and goes and causes headaches?

Random sensitive spots on head that comes and goes and causes headaches?

Neuralgia: Superficial nerves in the scalp may be irritated or inflamed (occipital nerve is common). This can lead to strange pains on the scalp and headaches. See your chiropractor for a good neck evaluation and adjustment. You may need to see your doctor or urgent care as well for medication to help or to see if you need a consult with a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have dark spots on head of dick?

What does it mean when u have dark spots on head of dick?

Benign: Hyperpigmentation can occur from hormonal changes. As long as the lesion is not raised or palpable, there is no concern for cancer. ...Read more