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Is It Normal To Have Any Bruising Color Around A Ringworm Spot On The Arm
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
I have a bruise which has a whitish colored spot on it, around the size of a quater that is firm to touch is this normal?
Yes: If you had some form of trauma you may develop a hematoma (blood in the tissues where you were injured), and this can be firm, tender, warm to touch. Sometimes the coloration will vary, but since i cannot see this white area am not certain what it is, but if it does not get better in a week or so, see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a mole on my back and it has a ring around it of lighter color compared to my normal skin color. Is this normal?
I have a small dark brown almost freckle/ mole in my inner thigh. I noticed it for the first time in May and it has not changed in appearance, size, shape, texture, or elevation. It is on a spot that if it got any sun it was minimal. ?
Be safe: Show it to your family doctor or dermatologist. A mole doesn't need exposure to sunlight to undergo malignant transformation. Better be safe than sorry. Best wishes for good health. ...Read more
I have a dark red/pink L shaped mark on my knee cap that could resemble a bruise but is a very odd shape and is not painful to the touch. what is it?
I have a round misshaped red spot on my right hand, it is red/brown color that appeared all of a sudden. No rash anywhere else. What could it be?
I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?
On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. wat is it?
Impossible: Impossible to answer without seeing. See your doc or if you do not want to take the time, do a Virtual Consult here and provide a good photo. www.healthtap.com/DrJones ...Read more
A brown asymmetrical spot has appeared on the heel of his foot. It is not above the skin, not a bite or a marker. What do you suggest we do?
I have a bruise on top of penus on the skin where there's veins. Is it a bruise or something else should I be worried?
Probably not serious: There are several possibilities. If it persists, you should see a urologist. ...Read more
I have a bruise on the inside of my thigh & I don't recall doing anything to cause it to bruise. It is now getting bigger and darker. Is this normal?
Probably: You might have bumped into something without realizing it and yes bruises tend to get darker after a few days before start fading away leaving first a yellowish tinge before complete resolution. If you are taking aspirin or fish oil , you may bruise easier. If this is a frequent occurrence, you need to consult your doctor to find out if you are a bleeder. ...Read more
I had a mole removed and it seems to be healing fine, but I've noticed right in the middle of the area is a dark spot. Is this normalk?
Dark purple spot on front of knee with tiny hard bump under it. Did not hit it and it isn't a bite. Is it a sign of a dvt?
I have a red mark on the back of my hand and wrist suddenly that looks similar to a birthmark. Not contact dermatitis, not puritic. What is it?
The mole on my back has a bruise around it. I have had the mole my entire life. the discoloration is isolated to the mole. should i be concerned?
Changing Mole: It's always a good idea to watch your moles over time and be familiar with their size and appearance. In some cases, a change in the appearance of a mole can be the first sign of melanoma. If the bruising you've mentioned does not fade over the next few days, make an appointment with your primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is under the skin. It is hard . It is painless. It doesn't pain even if I push it. Skin colour. There is a layer of skin above the lump. Is it serious. Should I worry. ?
Lipoma: You have a painless lump under your skin. It may be a fatty tumor. Called. Lipoma. Have the mass/bump looked at when you see your doctor during the regular yearly visit. Note if it changes in size, color or draonage ...Read more
I have an almost perfect circle on my mid back, it is red in color. The spot is not raised and does not itch or hurt, size of a penny or nickel.
On either side of my upper lip there is loss of pigment it is almost disappeard but you can see a faint line where the colour should be how to return?
I don't: Think there is a good answer to that question. It would depend on why the pigmentation problem exists in the first place. ...Read more
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