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Is It Normal To Have Many Light Brown Little Birthmarks
Define "normal": Most people have birthmarks - although most are not present right at birth. The vast majority are of no consequence whatever, but a small minority have the potential to become dangerous. Let a dermatologist look at all of them so you can stop worrying about them. ...Read more
My sister keeps getting small brown spots on her face. New ones keep coming up and they look like birthmarks. What are these spots?
Small patch near wrist. relatively lighter than normal skin.Since I can remember. since grade 3. Now 20 years Has not grown.birthmark or vitiligo?
20 years: It seems there is no reason to worry about a small patch near your wrist. If the patch has changed, relax and enjoy life. If there is some concern feel free to send me a note. ...Read more
Can someone suddenly develope a very small pigmented brown birthmark at age 35 near the eye ? Or they only happen during childhood?
My 4yr old has always had a flat light brown birthmark/mole on top of his bum. I noticed it has got darker and raised. Is this normal?
I recently noticed some circles on my shoulders and today I noticed I had more they look like birthmarks is that normal?
Photo needed: You can get a live consult from a Health Tap dermatologist. ...Read more
No: Birthmarks are very common and rarely represent something sinister. They can be a cosmetic nuisance depending on their location. The only time you should be concerned is if you notice any new changes like increasing size or color, irregular borders, any bleeding or discharge etc in the area. Otherwise just let it be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: See a dermatologist for the answer. Those symptoms could indicate a malignant change. ...Read more
I have a strawberry type birthmark on my head that is changing. It's browning in the middle and hardening on the edges. Should I worry?
Birthmarks do change: over time, but it needs to be seen by your dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Depends on variables: Depending on the type of mark, one this size is often removed surgically, with the material sent for analysis if there were any features that suggested problem. Depending on the location you might see your pcp, a surgeon, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.Sometimes a call to the office can find out.A dermatologist might remove it at an initial visit. ...Read more
I have a birthmark like mark near my wrist. It is light brown and I didn't have it before. What might it be?
Watch and monitor it: Any brown or black pigmented lesion has the potential to become cancerous(melanoma) especially if it is a birthmark. You should carefully note and record its size, shape and color and keep an eye for a change is color and surface. A changing lesion has a potential to be cancerous. . A dermatologist's opinion is good to have for long term monitoring and advice for potential removal. ...Read more
See dermatologist: Your birth mark gets scratched and regrows ,may be it gets infected repeatedly .consult you dermatologist and get it properly treated .hope it will not grow again ...Read more
I found a spot of my leg which really looks like a birthmark. It's pretty small and flat. But could it be something else?
Sure: If it has been there for sometime, it might need be checked out ...Read more
My son has a small black raised bump in the middle of his birthmark that popped up out of nowhere. Should we be concerned?
See doctor: and have it checked to be on the safe side. ...Read more
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