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There's a small spot on my arm that's dark brown in the center and has pinkish red ring around it. It's raised, waxy, fingers stick if I pinch it.

There's a small spot on my arm that's dark brown in the center and has pinkish red ring around it. It's raised, waxy, fingers stick if I pinch it.

Skin lesion: How long has it been there? Has it changed in size, shape, or color? I would suggest not touching it as it can aggravate the site and possibly cause an infection. The other thing you should do is see a dermatologist and he/she can determine whether to remove it and/or biopsy it to get more information. ...Read more

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Large dark red spot on upper arm. Could it be side effect from chantics?

Large dark red spot on upper arm. Could it be side effect from chantics?

Unlikely: Maybe but not likely. It may need to be looked at if the spot is new. ...Read more

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On my for arm there's a raised red spot that has a dark head and hurts really bad its red swollen has a head hurts and is really hard

On my for arm there's a raised red spot that has a dark head and hurts really bad its red swollen has a head hurts and is really hard

See skin MD: I can't tell you exactly what you have. How long has it been there, has it enlarged, has it bled, are all important bits of information. Depending on these factors it could be an insect or tick bite, some kind of foreign body injury, or a skin tumor (benign or malignant). You should see a dermatologist asap to find out. This may require a biopsy or total removal for pathology examination. ...Read more

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I have dark brown spot on my leg, looks like bruises, they have been there for years they don't hurt but are very dry, see more coming on my arms

I have dark brown spot on my leg, looks like bruises, they have been there for years they don't hurt but are very dry, see more coming on my arms

Keratoses or Plaques: It would be interesting to note if these spots or rough or smooth; if they have changed shape or color; or have hair growing out of them. The most common benign thing is known as a keratin plaque. I believe skin troubles should always be evaluated in person so that the visual part of this diagnosis can occur. ...Read more

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What caused the new dark spots on my arm?

Only medical: Evaluation will lead to an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

Purple lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have dark spots under my arm and it itches sometimes.

I have dark spots under my arm and it itches sometimes.

Could be anything: This could be a simple fungal infection, dermatitis or something serious such as a melanoma. See your doctor for a proper skin examination / dermoscopy to get a definite diagnosis. It is difficult to tell what it is without having a good look at the spots ...Read more

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I’ve just recently noticed a dark spot near my armpit. Smaller than the size of a quarter.?

I’ve just recently noticed a dark spot near my armpit. Smaller than the size of a quarter.?

Get it checked: We can not advice without looking at it. It may be a pigmented benign mole but get it checked by your doctor or a Dermatologist ...Read more

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them.

Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have dark under arms from shaving, any recommendations on how to lighten or get rid of the dark spots?

I have dark under arms from shaving, any recommendations on how to lighten or get rid of the dark spots?

Things to try: You may need to consider another form of hair removal- like waxing or electrolysis- because shaving often causes this. You can also try rubbing lemon juice on your underarms before you bathe and use moisturizer after. Deodorant use can also contribute to dark underarms, so cutting back there can help too. You can try a clay-based lightening skin mask from a beauty store or sandalwood and rose water ...Read more

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What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

Platelet check: Although you note specific spots on just your elbow you may need blood tests. Sometimes patients with low platelets from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura presents with low platelets and they have these really small dots in skin. ...Read more

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I have one brown circular spot that developed 2 months ago on my armpit it is the same color all over non scaly its flat what could it be I am a 21 year old somewhat dark skinned man that doesn t get too much exposure to the sun barely gets sunburns doesn

I have one brown circular spot that developed 2 months ago on my armpit it is the same color all over non scaly its flat what could it be I am a 21 year old somewhat dark skinned man that doesn t get too much exposure to the sun barely gets sunburns doesn

Anytime: You have a lesion you are concerned about have it evaluated by a dermatologist. You are always better safe than sorry. Usually, with dangerous spots you worry about asymmetry (which yours is not), irregular border (which yours is not), color changes (yours is not), and diameter greater than 6mm, which is the size of an eraser on a number 2 pencil. ...Read more

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Why my 13 year old has dark marks in his arms and in one arm dark marks and two half inch white spots?

Why my 13 year old has dark marks in his arms and in one arm dark marks and two half inch white spots?

Long time or new?: If the dark marks haven't been there longer than a few months, this may be a sign of underlying medical condition--and a great opportunity to help his health by catching something early. White or pale spots may be a fungal infection (similar to ringworm) or other condition. Best bet is to have your doctor take a look. The doc may know immediately, or may refer you for specialist consult. ...Read more

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When I was in my last year of high school, I went from 140lbs to 240lbs in ~18 months. Dark scaly spots appeared under my arms. What is wrong?

See below: The dark scaly spots could be a rash known as acanthosis nigrans which can be seen diabetes, but without seeing it, it is difficult to say. Considering your weight gain and this rash, you may want to see your doctor to be screened for diabetes. ...Read more

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I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, I noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?

I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, I noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more