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Does skin cancer itch?

Does skin cancer itch?

It can: Certain skin cancers, basal cell can instill an inflammatory respond in the surrounding skin which can "itch." best to see a doctor if you have a questions. ...Read more

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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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What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless i poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless i poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

Irritation: There are a number of things that can irritate this sensitive area. Sensitivity to laundry detergents, toilet paper, or feminine products can cause this as well as yeast infection. Avoid products that have fragrance or color. ...Read more

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Does asymmetrical and sometimes itching mole necessarily indicate skin cancer?

Does asymmetrical and sometimes itching mole necessarily indicate skin cancer?

See you derm: This are signs that the lesion should be evaluated by your friendly dermatologist as these may be a sign of something more serious. ...Read more

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Reddish rash on penis that does not pain or itch. It does not ooze or appear ulcerated. Sometimes when wiping skin a thick substance may appear. ?

Reddish rash on penis that does not pain or itch. It does not ooze or appear ulcerated. Sometimes when wiping skin a thick substance may appear. ?

See my remark: How long has it been?Did it follow a sexual contact / I don't know your age? it may subside with time.It may be due to fungal infection?You can consult your local city/county health clinic ...Read more

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Does skin inflammation always itch?

Does skin inflammation always itch?

Not always: Inflammation can be triggered by many things, and generates some chemical reactions that result in redness, warmth and a change in sensation.Often this change is itching but it can be pain instead. Some causes of inflammation can result in an allergic reaction, which usually itches, but again can instead cause pain. Local cooling can be helpful, & anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen may be used. ...Read more

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Can vaginal skin look similar to vaginal warts? Bumps do not hurt or burn.

Hard to say: You really need to see your gynecologist to see whether your vaginal skin is just normal which is a little bumpy or whether you do have warts. ...Read more

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The mole itself doesn't itch, pain or burn, the surronding area does, is it melanoma.S? I have scoliosis too

The mole itself doesn't itch, pain or burn, the surronding area does, is it melanoma.S? I have scoliosis too

Get it seen: If you suspect that any pigmented or new skin lesion is melanoma, it should be seen by a physician. The lesion most likely to be melanoma is the one that stands out from among the others; asymmetry, irregular borders, variegated colors, and being large are also markers, though itching / burning around the lesion is not. ...Read more

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Seborrheic Dermatitis, does alcohol make it worse? also does it leave visible marks?

Seborrheic Dermatitis, does alcohol make it worse? also does it leave visible marks?

Relax: Seborrheic dermatitis is manageable if you're willing to work at it. Ketoconazole, coal tar, sulfur, blue shampoo, and judicious use of topical glucocorticoids are your friends. You list only "Eumovate" topical steroid and this is only one component of good management. Unlike rosacea, it's not much exacerbated by alcohol and shouldn't govern your decision to drink or not. It does not produce scar ...Read more

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Does herepes always hurt and itch?

Usually: There is an adage in medicine: "never say never, never say always." in other words, there are always exceptions to the rule. But by and large, herpes does hurt and itch. If you are not sure, have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Does eczema usually spread and grow larger or does it stay localized?

Does eczema usually spread and grow larger or does it stay localized?

Eczema can do both: Eczema can stay localized or spread, depending on the kind of eczema and how well or poorly it is managed. There are sites of predilection for eczema that vary according to age (infants - cheeks, arms, legs), pediatric (behind knees and in front of elbows), adults (trunks, arms, legs, hands). See a dermatologist if your eczema is difficult to manage. ...Read more

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What does squeamish skin cancer look like?

What does squeamish skin cancer look like?

Crusty or ulcerated: I think you mean squamous cell carcinoma. It can vary in appearance from a red, occasionally bleeding patch of skin to a deep ulcer. Sometimes the skin can be thickened over a reddish base as well. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my vagina lips smell like fish , my discharge doesn't? And it doesn't itch or burn either, help

Why does the inside of my vagina lips smell like fish , my discharge doesn't? And it doesn't itch or burn either, help

Bacterial vaginosis?: Probable bacterial vaginosis, maybe trichomonas. Both cause fishy odor, but BV is more common and typically has less discharge. It's a bit puzzling the discharge itself doesn't have odor, but these still are the best bets. See your doctor for examination, testing, and treatment. You'll need STD testing as well; trichomonas and BV often accompany gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?

Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?

Possible: Malar ("butterfly") rash could be caused by contact dermatitis, for instance due to cosmetic products. However, malar rash, particularly when very sensitive to the sun, can be a feature of lupus or other autoimmune diseases. Usually other symptoms and lab abnormalities would be present, so you should be evaluated for the rash by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are my small skin colored bumps on my vaginal outer labia? It doesn't itch burn or anything.

What are my small skin colored bumps on my vaginal outer labia? It doesn't itch burn or anything.

Vaginal bumps: Genital warts are typically asymptomatic. I would be concerned that you may have this going on and recommend you see your primary care physician or gyn. ...Read more

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What does skin cancer look like?

What does skin cancer look like?

Varies: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous cell the skin begins as a small nodule and as it enlarges the center becomes necrotic and sloughs and the nodule turns into an ulcer. Basal cell patients present with a shiny, pearly nodule. Melanoma patients have an irregularly appearing pigmented lesion. ...Read more

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What does skin cancer look like?

What does skin cancer look like?

ABCD: Just remember the abc's. A- asymmetric or irregular b- bleeds c- color changes d- diameter or size enlargement. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more