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How Long Does Raised Birth Mark Associated With Normal 09 Mo Last
Dermetology- is my mole normal? I have a mole on my shoulder that has been there since i was a kid. The past few years it has gotten much bigger. It was flat before(looking like a very large freckle or small birth mark) but it is now raised up quiet a bit
Large moles that are present at birth (congenital nevi) are more likely to become skin cancer (malignant melanoma). This is especially true if the mole covers an area larger than the size of a fist. The cancer risk is related to the size, location, shape, and ...Read more
I have small brown spots on my inner thighs, they are not raised and do not hurt, I
think they are birth marks but would like to know what they are.
Dermatologist: Seeing a dermatologist - a skin doctor - is the sure fire way to get an accurate diagnosis. Things like this need to be diagnosed by someone knowledgeable actually looking at the spots, sometimes doing a biopsy. Anything less is just a guess, and your health is worth more than just a guess... see a dermatologist before Halloween! ...Read more
My 5 mo has pink birth marks on eyes & head since birth. What are they called & do they go away? If so, when?
Vascular spots: What you may be describing are what are caused "vascular stains". Sometimes they are called stork bites or angel kisses. Again, if this is what you are describing then they are nothing to worry about. However, having someone take a look will be the best way to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Below: With strawberry hemangiomas, the lesion will increase in size, during the first year. Then they tend to regress in size and may take to 8 years of age to resolve. ...Read more
Been on the birth control lo media 24 fe for 10 mo's,I've had spotting since last night.It isn't time for my period.Is it normal?Is my pill effective?
Spotting: suggest that for some reasons the steady bcp hormone level dropped suddenly in the blood and this cause breakthru bleeding also called spotting. The reasons could be to forget to take the pill, not taking at the same time, diarrhea, vomiting after taking the pill, interaction with antibiotic, std, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation if this happens again. ...Read more
I am itchy all over for the last 2 weeks. Anti histamines don't help. My birth mark also has started to hurt.
Xerosis: sounds like you need a lab test to see whats going on ...Read more
Is it normal for a birth mark to itch?! I have a dark dark brown almost black small birth mark on my ribs that itches a lot is this normal
Not usially: Are there any changes in the birth mark.has it become bigger,developed hair,become irregular.if so see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have developed a small, brown - almost birth mark like brown discoloration on my eyebrow in the last year. It is painless and not sensitive to touch?
Skin spots: Have an exam with a dermatologist or your primary doctor. Could be benign or cancerous. Especially with such quick appearance and changing. ...Read more
I have a birth mark like spot on my left areola. I would always see it but i barley paid attention to it. Is it normal to have a birthmark there?
Birthmarks: Birthmarks can appear on any part of the body. ...Read more
My sister's(age almost 17) non birth mark mole turned light brown. She removed the mole and skin around it with her fingernails.Is it normal?
I've been having major back pain the last couple of years. I have a birth mark and a dimple on my lower back. Could I possibly have spinal bifida?
Spina Bifida Occulta: rarely causes symptoms. Tethered Cord Syndrome, attached tissue causing limited movement of the spinal cord, can cause leg weakness/numbness & incontinence of bowel & bladder. A nearby birthmark,skin tag or tuft of hair makes spinal problems more likely, so it'd be good to have it checked out. Chronic severe back pain in an adolescent needs to be evaluated clinically & by MRI of the spine. ...Read more
Normal? I've had 2 pp periods (son is 20 mo.) & I'm still nursing. After daughters birth, I had 2 & got preg @17 mo. pp. 42 day cycles after both kids
Not abnormal: This is not abnormal. Often women will have pp periods even when nursing. In your case, you already have the history of this happening previously with your daughter. The length between periods can also change at times, depending on your hormone levels. if you are having occasional periods, even when nursing, and you don't plan on getting pregnant, I would recommend other contraception (condom). ...Read more
My grandson weighed 6lb-8oz and 19 1/4 long at birth. T his 4 mo checkup he only weighed 9lb 10oz. He had actually lost two oz since his visit the week before. I'm concerned because she's vegetarian, limits calories and often skips meals. Her dr. Tells h
Breast or bottle: I have concern when a vegan breast feeds a child because the breast milk may be quite deficient is those vegans that do not have balanced nutrition. Two of the most anemic kids I have consulted on came from such settings. The dr should closely monitor for anemia & encourage formula if mom's diet is marginal.Soy formulas allow baby to stay vegan if mom desires. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I gave birth in november. I just ended my period. My belly looks like i'm 6 mo pregnant (i was small). I haven't had sex since sept. Is this normal?
Not normal : You should schedule a visit for an examination and ultrasound. That does not sound normal. ...Read more
Birth control continued without taking last week of pills for 9 mo then took all. No bled 3 mo/1 mo bled/6 mo no bled after. Cause of closed cervix?
Mass removal 3 mo. ago from finger. Raised, hard, red scar. Diffuse redness. Hurts to bend, grip. Temp sensitive. Joint hurts more than scar. Normal?
Could be: Most probable lesion to be excised is a ganglion. This is a tendon cyst where the cyst has to be opened and capsule removed.. Here inflammation of the operative filed can result in joint pain. The scar may represent a keloid that has formed and can be treated by newer topical medications or kenalog (triamcinolone) into the scar. If inflamed ,warm soaks and antibiotics.can be employed. ...Read more
On birth control got period week early REALLY bad but didnt get it for 4 mo before this since i switched to lo loestrin fe 4 mo ago. Normal?
7 mo postpartum. Hypertension right after birth. Resolved quickly. Now have protein in urine (0.42g/24 hr). Creatine tests normal. Possibilities?
Urine : You have 420mg of protein which is above normal threshold but not enough to suggest disease. The fact you have Pregnancy associated htn suggest you should follow your BP. I would recheck your urine test and would also check micro albumin urine. Future urine for protein and urine for creatinine ratio is as reliable as a 24 hr and can be used to follow progression. ...Read more
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