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Is Raised Birth Mark A Symptom Of Hemangiomas
No: It can be treated. If it bothers you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Large moles that are present at birth (congenital nevi) are more likely to become skin cancer (malignant melanoma). This is especially true if the mole covers an area larger than the size of a fist. The cancer risk is related to the size, location, shape, and ...Read more
Tongue looks patchy: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV: Very unlikely. These are usually just concretions in little pits in the tonsil that are very common and can be picked out with a toothpick if they bother you. On the other hand, if you even suspect that you may have been exposed to hiv, please go and get tested. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
There is a red circular mark on my 11 mo old's bottom that is normal skin color in the center. What is this?
Possibly: A solitary white patch of hair is called poliosis. It's a descriptive term and isn't necessarily associated with any other condition. Most cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. Some are associated with the loss off color in the underlying scalp (vitiligo), local trauma, or a specific medical condition such as the white forelock in waardenburg's syndrome. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn has a red mark on right shoulder about an inch in length. What could this be? Normal? Mongolian spot? Newborn is caucasian.
HEMANGIOMA: You didn't mention the width. If superficial, bright red with sharp margins, compressible, most probably hemangiona, a capillary defect common one is 'strawberry hemangioma'. Seen at birth, more commonly by 2 months age, benign mostly. By 2 yrs age, 60% resolves. ...Read more
Is it normal for a fair skinned 4-year old to have plenty of red blood vessels on the cheeks? It's not like a classic spider nevi. Picture on profil
Unable to view: The public site is not designed for diagnosis of specific cases and there is no way your profile uploads can be viewed. The Healthtap Prime or Concierge platforms are available if you choose to use them and may be able to help you. ...Read more
A symmetric raised mole is pinky and have crust on its surface....does the presence of crust assure that this mole is not normal?
NO: Depends. You may have scratched the mole. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it normal for a, fair skinned, 4-year old to have plenty of red capillaries on the cheeks? It's not like a classic spider nevi. Picture on profile
Is a small very light brownish-blackish spot on arm as side effect of effective medication of any importance? Is it due to ruptured capillaries?
Unlikely: that the described lesion is from medication. Please have doctor look at the lesion ...Read more
One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.
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