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Freckles In A Circle
Sometimes: There can be a dark eschar at the center of a spider bite. However, frankly, i don't know what bit you. ...Read more
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Is a slightly uneven new "normal" colored freckle with a black dot in the middle cause for concern?
Possibly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?
Insect bite: Where is it located? Could it be aninsect bite? Rash's are hard to diagnose without being seen so i would recommend it be looked at. ...Read more
I have a dime sized spot on shaft of my penis it doesn't hurt and the color is light red to dark like a bruise and a light red circle in center?
I have a new small , completely flat dark brown spot on the sole of my foot. There is a small black dot in the middle of the spot. Should I worry ?
Could be: Probably not. To settle the question, see a pro-----a dermatologist. ...Read more
Piebaldism: born with a blonde (not white/gray) hair patch in the front of my head. Now lost color to a patch of forehead skin. Can it spread this way?
Mutations of either : the KIT gene on Chr. 4q12 or the SNA12 gene on Chr. 8q11,inherited in an Autosomal Dominant fashion, cause Piebaldism. I found 1 case report of ^ing hypopigmented skin patches, thought to be from instability of melanocytes, pigment-producing cells, caused by the specific mutation. Your dermatologist can check for more spots with & without a Woods lamp. See ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/piebaldism. ...Read more
Is this just a normal mole?
- On my lower back, I have a mole. The mole is the colour of a freckle, which us light brown. But, in the center of the m
See your doctor: need to see the mole. Get a Live video consult from Health tap dermatologist. ...Read more
My daughter has a pimple like bumps, 1st in her back then some in arms & legs. it is red bumps with dimple in the center and surrounded of peeled skin?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Ringworm or Tinea: Examine the overall shape of the ringworm lesions. They have a round, ring-like shape and appear reddish or pinkish in color. You may find separate lesions or lesions close together that form a lobed pattern. Look at the borders of a ringworm lesion. Affected areas have well-defined, red or pink borders. These borders can consist of bumps, blisters or scales. The borders make up a ring shape. ...Read more
I noticed a large dark spot in the center of my vision in each eye. I can only see it in dim light. And more smaller speckles keep appearing everyday.
See an Eye doctor: This could be serious . Please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Today I noticed a mole with a small purple bruise around it - it is deep purple in colour and almost like a perfect circle?
Dermatologist: Any mole that undergoes change in size, shape or color warrants an evaluation by a dermatologist. The purple discoloration may have been caused by leakage of blood from a skin capillary and may fade,away after several days or a week. However if the mole looks different from before, get it checked. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my thigh with a white circle around it, and a dark circle around the white circle..is it dangerous?
Hi, I have a concern that in the skin on my rear is infected or a skin condition. The skin looks like its covered in small bruise coloured spots.
Venous Lakes: Venous lakes manifest as dark blue-to-violaceous compressible papules caused by dilation of venules. Although benign, venous lakes are important because of their mimicry of malignant lesions, such as melanoma and pigmented basal cell. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more