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Increased Pigmentation On Knuckles
Often hormonal: Pigmentation occurs from the substance melanin, which with light activation also makes people tan. Knuckle hyper pigmentation can occur with physiological aging; inflammation from burns, acne; hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. When generalized it can be of concern to the patient but is not a functional problem that leads to any concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 49 years old. I hve pigmentation on my hand for d last 10 years... I have family history also... Can it be cure?
Age Spots: Actually there is very little to comment on here about your troubles. This surely sounds like 'liver' spots or 'age' spots. I would consult with a dermatologist who can actually see what you mean by 'pigmentation'. In general there is little to do for these spots. ...Read more
I have no pigmentation in the elbows, nuckles, and knees. I used corticosteroids topically and i regain all the color, but when i stop it regress.
An immune disorder : Good morning, apparently your immune system has developed an auto-antibody to pigment producing cell. You may have to continue the steroid cream to suppress inflammation. Milder anti-inflammatory creams (elidel) may work with less side effects. The condition may resolve in due course. ...Read more
Got diode laser done for facial hair removal 2 sessions are over post laser I feel pigmentation on my cheeks has increased is it due to laser or other?
Maybe Laser: Laser treatments can cause an increase in pigmentation, especially in patients with darker skin tones to start and in patients with sun exposure before or after the treatment. It is important to let your doctor know about recent sun exposure and to follow any instructions about sunscreen use and sun avoidance after the procedure. Talk with your MD about possible causes and treatments. ...Read more
I fell last night and my hand started swelling and had pain in my knuckles/back of hand. X-ray says no break. Today the swelling/pain increased. ?
More swelling: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Female 22 years old fair complexion.I have got a pigmented lips by heridity.Now in 2years pigmentation has increased.Am now using tacrolimus ointment?
Hyperpigmentation: Eliminate dark areas on the lips with a fractional laser treatment. A fractional laser uses tiny pinpoints of light to penetrates both the top and middle layers of the skin to burn away the pigment. While many lasers only eliminate surface hyperpigmentation, this type of laser treatment is effective for people with dermal melasma, a type of melasma that penetrates beyond the top layer of the skin. ...Read more
Hello. A shave biopsy revealed a mildly atypical mole, that pathologist said had clear margins, 6 months later mole has repigmentation in center. I am leaving the country in ten days for six months. Can I monitor the mole and watch if pigmentation increas
You can not: a physician can , reappearance of pigmentation is not the criteria . First find through your doctor , the management for next 6 months ,may help you get some one to monitor it in that country. Or get it removed and analyzed ( pathology ) if it has no malignant change , you don't have to worry , then no need to monitor till you come back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My doc increased my glumetza to 2000 mg a day. I'm very worried that my disease will be out of hand. Any advice? Thanks.
Will help,not hurt: Glumetza (metformin) works by decreasing insulin resistance in the liver. This is not only helpful to improve your blood sugars, but it also slows the progression of diabetes. The best dose to do this is 2000 mg daily. Although you might be able to get away with a lower dose to improve your sugars, the higher dose is better to prevent the diabetes from getting worse. ...Read more
I popped my shoulder out of place and was treated. My hand and arm are swollen and the pain has increased. Does this happen sometimes?
Treated??: When your shoulder "popped" out of place there are a lot of structures there. Blood vessels, nerves, cartilage,etc. I don't know which of any were damaged. You say there is some swelling now. You have to be carefully and thoroughly examined and treated and soon so that you don't suffer any long term sequelae. ...Read more
Just diagnosed with crps in my hand. Pain increased in my shoulder/spinal area. Walking is getting more difficult. What can I do to help ease pain now?
See pain specialist: Make an appointment with a board certified pain specialist. Get soon soon. Crps can be effectively treated but the longer you wait the harder it is to treat. ...Read more
I am 24 yrs.recently I have been diagnosed with increased tsh level I.e.7.12.my hand nails are flickering too now a days.how this happen?
An 8 year old girl is having muscular spasms in her left hand and foot. There has been increased activity in the past 3 days. What can it ?
Few possibilities: It depends. If it's a little twitching, it could be of little concern. If the movement can't be stopped with gentle restraint of the limb, you should consider seizures. Fever? Family history of seizure? Other medical history of the brain or birthmarks of the skin? Please have the child seen in ER immediately if the spasms can't be stopped or if other symptoms add to it. Otherwise, go see her doc ...Read more
Numbness & tingling in left hand started after long flight. It's been 1 week -tingling & numbness have increased even w/ exercise - no chest pain. Is nerve damage possible if this continues? Thx!
Tightening of hand and left arm, along with anxiety. Increased heart rate. Is this anxiety related or more serious?
Intense pain in wrist/hand. Swelling in hand, limited movement in wrist, pain increased wen gripping. Meds/ice/heat dont help. What can it be?
Hand weakness trigger by weather, specific moves but not always. Increas if I push, recovers if stop.Happens to legs while walking and I have to stop?
Seek evaluation: These symptoms should be evaluated by a neurologist as they may be indicative of a neuromuscular concern. Please obtain referral to a neurologist for electrodiagnostic studies. ...Read more
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
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