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Brown spot in nail?

Brown spot in nail?

More history: If recent, maybe trauma? Could also be a pigmented lesion, ranging from a benign mole to a melanoma! so, need more history; how long there, trauma? ...Read more

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Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.

Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.

Need more info: Hard to tell what the problem was due to without seeing it. But if it went away without a trace and you feel well i would only continue to inspect your body for any other outbreaks then if it happens again you should see a physician right away. ...Read more

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Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

I cannot see your: pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more

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Will my scar dot from a pen stabbing blue ink under the skin go away?

Will my scar dot from a pen stabbing blue ink under the skin go away?

Probably not.: Pen ink can actually act as a tattoo. The discoloration may respond to one or more laser treatments. Alternatively, and perhaps even simpler, is to excise the area as if it were a mole, but this may result in a small scar. It is best to check with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is snail gel a dark spot remover?

Snail gel cream: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

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

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Red spot on earlobe?

Red spot on earlobe?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Small round pimple typed dark spot on lip?

Small round pimple typed dark spot on lip?

Small round lip spot: Unclear what the small round pimple-typed spot on your lip could be without examining it and asking some additional questions. I recommend you see your regular doctor first. ...Read more

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Brown/tan color freckle on top of right chest bit darker then skin tone gyno thinks its a freckle doesn't itch 4mm size & asymmetrical is itskin cancer?

Brown/tan color freckle on top of right chest bit darker then skin tone gyno thinks its a freckle doesn't itch 4mm size & asymmetrical is itskin cancer?

Probably not: However, since you asked us, you will certainly want to take it to a dermatologist. We can't diagnose at a distance on just a description. Many people have a lentigo or two on the upper body that looks out of place, and if a person feels uncomfortable about it, it's often wise to trust their intuition and simply remove it. ...Read more

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Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Changing Mole: It is not unusual for moles to change, but when they do it is time to see your doctor or a dermatologist. A brief exam can provide you guidance, and when indicated, a biopsy the definitive answer. ...Read more

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New raised mole on skin: could it be melanoma?

New raised mole on skin: could it be melanoma?

Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Get it checked out if it concerns you; a good dermatologist can suggest if this really needs to be biopsied or removed. ...Read more

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Laser tattoo removal? Does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

Laser tattoo removal?  Does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

Laser tattoo removal: All medical lasers have the potential to scar, but if a good laser is used and the settings and technique of the person performing the treatment is correct, there is little risk. ...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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Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Hard to tell: but blackish purplish is not typical of ringworm (tinea) infection . I think you need to check with your doctor if this has been present for more than 10 days or is progressing. ...Read more

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shoulder skin coloured pimple wiv veins n rash around it near moles since summer. A red spot has appeared near it don't knw if was mole be4. cancer?

shoulder skin coloured pimple wiv veins n  rash around it near moles since summer. A red spot has appeared near it don't knw if was mole be4. cancer?

Changing moles=DOC: Any changing lesions that catch your attention should be checked by the Doctor. You're showing to be smart by noticing changes in the Color, and Evolution of the lesions . Those are 2 of the criteria that we use when we check moles : Asymmetry, Borders, Color, Diameter, Evolution. Plus, you are noticing it after the exposure to the sun. It is important to go to the Doctor and have them checked. ...Read more