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If I have a blue-gray spot on my skin, how long should I wait before getting it removd? If I wait too long before getting it removed, will the cancer spread?

If I have a blue-gray spot on my skin, how long should I wait before getting it removd? If I wait too long before getting it removed, will the cancer spread?

Get seen: These are often deep ("blue") nevi or dermatofibromas and are seldom malignant, but since you've raised the question, it needs to be seen without delay. You're young and you need to get into the mind-set, right now, of not delaying at all in getting seen for any lesion that you have any reason to think is cancer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot a gray hair in my two year old's head?? I am worried.

Is it normal to spot a gray hair in my two year old's head?? I am worried.

Wait and watch: Having a grey hair in 2 years old is not normal,wait and watch if any more grey hair come up. At present just watch. It may happen if there family history of grey hairs at an early age even in small children. ...Read more

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I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?

I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?

See your derm: While skin cancer in a 21-year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist.

And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Can some skin cancers be light blue or gray spots?

Can some skin cancers be light blue or gray spots?

Skin cancers: Skin cancers can masquerade as many things depending on natural skin tone and pigmentation, and other skin properties, such as freckling. The most important thing to do is report changes in any spot on your skin to your doctor or dermatologist. The most dangerous skin cancer, melanoma, is a pigmented cancer and something that requires expert evaluation. ...Read more

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What can greying skin mean(skin turns gray in few spots)? I keep reading sites on symptoms I have, and it keeps coming back cancer. Doc said checked=No

What can greying skin mean(skin turns gray in few spots)? I keep reading sites on symptoms I have, and it keeps coming back cancer. Doc said checked=No

Losing pigment?: I'm going to assume that you're referring to pigment loss. Look at some photos of vitiligo and "depigmentation" and see if something matches. This isn't cancer, but new-onset vitiligo may run with pernicious anemia, addisonism, a melanoma somewhere else, or a few others. ...Read more

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Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. Alcohol + bandaid. Infected?

Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. Alcohol + bandaid. Infected?

Probably: It does sound like an ingrown toenail, which usually does involve infection. The corner of the nail grows into the skin edge and burrows in causing infection. If it is mild, you can sometimes keep the nail edge elevated out of the skin and it can grow past the area. If that does not work, probably would be good to be seen. ...Read more

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Got a thick red line around penis head and I've just looked there are grey spots on the gland when I cum it's also stringy I'm a virgin no sti/std ?

Got a thick red line around penis head and I've just looked there are grey spots on the gland when I cum it's also stringy I'm a virgin no sti/std
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Unclear question: if you are concerned about the issues you describe get examined by an experienced physician. What you describe could all be normal, but it's impossible to tell from the information above. ...Read more

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Gray spot in field of vision can be removed?

Gray spot in field of vision can be removed?

Potentially: Most likely a gray spot in your vision is a floater, however there are many other causes and some are vision threatening. The first step is to see an ophthalmologist and be certain of the diagnosis. If it is a floater, most of the time your ophthalmologist will not treat it as they usually become less bothersome over time. There is a procedure that a retina specialist can do to remove floaters. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden distorted vision like gray spot?

What would cause sudden distorted vision like gray spot?

Many possible causes: A sudden change or reduction in vision is an urgent problem which should be promptly evaluated by an eye md. There are a number of possible causes, from macular degeneration, other retinal conditions, blood vessel problems, optic nerve conditions, or even simple "floaters" which can cause this symptom. Have it checked promptly. ...Read more

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A tiny gray spot on #o amd #p on my toddler, but they look very healthy other than that. The spot is near the bitting edge?

A tiny gray spot on #o amd #p on my toddler, but they look very healthy other than that. The spot is near the bitting edge?

No worry : It seems like it's a "normal" tiny defect on the enamel of these baby teeth. Very unlikely it will turn into a cavity. If so, it can be treated by your pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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A tiny gray spot on #o amd #p on my toddler, but they look very healthy other than that. The spot is near the bitting edge?

A tiny gray spot on #o amd #p on my toddler, but they look very healthy other than that. The spot is near the bitting edge?

Likely Nothing: Spotting on baby teeth #o and p, if not from food or unclean teeth, is likely from developmental disruptions that happened when the teeth were developing in utero. It is best to see your dentist for an exam. I recommend dental exams when your child has their first teeth erupt. ...Read more

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I have a tiny, 3mm, black spot on the top of my wrist w/ a little gray in it. Since it's so small do I have to have it checked or can it wait?

I have a tiny, 3mm, black spot on the top of my wrist w/ a little gray in it. Since it's so small do I have to have it checked or can it wait?

Depends: If it's a new spot or an old spot which is changing colour, change in sensation or change in size or you are concerned then you should see doctor and get dermoscopy. ...Read more

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What does the gray spot on the eyeball is. What causes to get it?

What does the gray spot on the eyeball is. What causes to get it?

Gray eye spot: The most common cause of a gray eye spot as we age is senile scleral plaques. They are benign and do not cause any problems. ...Read more

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There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea. ...Read more

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My friend chew pan masala not tambaco ... but his inside cheek having some white and gray lines and spot. also, upser side lips...what is this?

My friend chew pan masala not tambaco ... but his inside cheek having some white and gray lines and spot. also, upser side lips...what is this?

Tell your friend: To stop chewing pan, even without tobacco from other ingredients are carcinogenic (cancer producing) , bad for oral hygiene, cause gingivitis,permanently stains the teeth. These lines may be leucoplakia a pre-cancerous state,has to see the doctor soon. ...Read more

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Gray spot on brain MRI — freaking out!

Gray spot on brain MRI — freaking out!

There is: Simply not enough information to venture a guess. It could be nothing. How is it described in the MRI report? ...Read more

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Is the blind or gray spot from macula degeneration always in dead center of vision or can they be off-center?

Is the blind or gray spot from macula degeneration always in dead center of vision or can they be off-center?

Exactness: Only the devices used by professionals can measure the exact area of disease, but I expect it may not always be 'dead center'. Have a good exam by an opthamologist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What should I do about possible spider bite? I suspect I got spider bitten 3 days ago. The spot where the fang marks are is about the size of a dime. It was bright red. Now its changed color. Like a light gray? Its itching horribly. I'm having headac

What should I do about possible spider bite? I suspect I got spider bitten 3 days ago. The spot where the fang marks are is about the size of a dime. It was bright red. Now its changed color. Like a light gray? Its itching horribly. I'm having headac

Treat surface : With antibiotic ointment initially, if redness spreads then may need antibiotics by mouth. The change to darker color is the affect pd toxins that spiders have in the bite. Just make sure this does not get infected. ...Read more

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What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?

What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?

Normal variant: Need more info. How long has it been present? Getting bigger? Any vision changes? Most of the time these are not worrisome. Would need to see it to diagnose. ...Read more

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What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have this sack on my left tonsil I've had for four years now I have a gray spot in it like a bruise what could it be.

I have this sack on my left tonsil I've had for four years now I have a gray spot in it like a bruise what could it be.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more