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How To Determine The Difference Between Age Spots Skin Melonoma
Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more
I've heard about melanoma, but I have like everyone have, very little tiny small spots on my skin that I was born with. Are those dangerous too?
I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?
Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?
Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more
I have a red lumpy spot on my head. Not been there for a while but was noticed 5/6 weeks ago. My mum passed with melanoma? Can melanoma look like this
Persistent lump: Any mass that persists or grows larger over time deserves to be evaluated for potential cancer. Although most tumors in the scalp are simple benign cysts related to the hair structure, melanoma and other cancers can develop there as well. Melanoma is not usually familial, but your mother's experience should still be cautionary. Get it seen. ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. Left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
1 month ago pink spot/lump on face scratched bleed a lot scabbed over it fell off now normal skin. Nodular melanoma? Would the lump grow back by now?
Derm: Any suspicious skin lesion should be checked by dermatologist for safetly. ...Read more
Rapidly growing, even boardered, uniform colored brown spot on neck. Seeing derm in 3 weeks. Gp concerned about skin cancer. Low risk its melanoma? I'm 21
ABCDE of melanoma: Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer as quick reference to ABCDEs of skin cancer. You didn't mention size but it's change/growing thus evolving. While melanoma is rare in 21yo, I agree that evaluation is key. May need biopsy for absolute proof. ...Read more
1-2mm Raised skin coloured spot on foot scratched it top came off no bleeding bit watery could it be nodular melanoma? Will it grow back if it is?
Watch it: Keep an eye on this spot and look for future changes. It will likely heal on its own over 1 week. If it does not heal over 2-3 weeks time, you need to see a doctor to check it and guide you further. ...Read more
I found a small brown mole looking bump on the bottom of my foot. Not there last Nov. Plenty of dead skin on heel. Wart? Melanoma? Blood spot?
My boyfriend has had age spots on skin. But there's a.new group that has popped up overnight it seems. He's looks sickly thin. Pleaae direct me.
Skin cancer?: See dermatologist right away, could mean sign of other internal disease too if sickly looking, if smokes even more at risk ...Read more
Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm
Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more
I'm 52 have age spots and starting to get lines around my mouth and wrinkles under my eyes. I have oily skin?
Very different: Melanomas usually start in a pigmented lesion (not always). And slowly grow and may bleed or ulcerate. Fungal infections begin in moist creases or folds and have white arches or raised itchy pink skin and usually respond to treatment by keeping the area clean and dry whereas a melanoma will not. Any lesion present for over a month should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Skin exam/biopsy: A dermatologist can recognize the difference between these in many cases just off of a skin exam. If they still have a concern/suspicion, a biopsy can be performed to definitively identify the lesion. ...Read more
I have a black spot on my toe which im concerned is either nodular melanoma or a blood spot how can I tell the difference?
You see a doctor: Who can take a biopsy. Doctors can also use dermoscopy to get a better look than a naked eye. ...Read more
Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .
Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to uv rays, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, upper back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more
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