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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Is abdominal skin itching a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal skin itching a sign of some disease?

Not necessarily..: This is quite a common condition in winter time in the northeast regions..Or anywhere that is cold and dry. When the tempt gets cold and the air is dry, your skin dries out and may crack a bit with movement/stretching, commonly around the belly/sides areas. Avoid hot showers/baths, and use skin lotion regularly..If this resolves the itching, then your problem solved! good luck. ...Read more

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Is leg redness a sign of some disease?

Is leg redness a sign of some disease?

It could be: Leg redness could part of local skin disease or systemic disease or trauma? ...Read more

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Is eye redness a sign of some disease?

Is eye redness a sign of some disease?

Red eye: Eyes become red from injury, infection, bleeding, dryness and internal eye inflammation. If you have a lowering of vision, pain, light sensitivity, or significant pus coming out, then you need to see your ophthalmologist right away for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is arm itching a sign of some disease?

Is arm itching a sign of some disease?

Maybe: Too non specific a sign, it is most likely just irritation and not a systemic disease. Any other symptoms? Glands? Fever etc. Treat with Hydrocortisone cream for now unless it gets worse. ...Read more

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Is a mole a sign of skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Is a mole a sign of  skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more

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Is boil a sign of some disease?

Is boil a sign of some disease?

Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.

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Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Very unlikely: If you are diabetic, it is more of a sign of poorly controlled diabetes. If you are not, you need to see a dermatologist for it is difficult to comment on a rash unless a picture is available. A petechial rash may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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Is swollen eye a sign of some disease?

Is swollen eye a sign of some disease?

Probably: Swellen tissues around the eye including the eyelids are usually indicative of allergic inflammation, infection and referred swelling sometimes from an adjacent sinus. Rarely it could arise from thyroid disease or a tumor. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Can be: Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to abnormalities of the ovaries (cysts, tumors), kidneys (cyst, tumor, failure), uterus (fibroids, tumors), tubes (ectopic preg), liver (tumors, fat, scarring, failure), fluid deposition from sick liver, tumors, heart failure, tumor masses, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

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Is armpit pain a sign of some disease?

Is armpit pain a sign of some disease?

Nonspecific sign: The armpit (axilla) has a lot going on in a small space...All the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves that connect the arm to the torso traverse this space, there are a lot of lymph nodes, plus there are many specialized skin glands. Axillary pain can be related to any of these structures. If there are no obvious "lumps" or areas of swelling, it is usually of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more

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Is bleeding tendency a sign of some disease?

Is bleeding tendency a sign of some disease?

Various causes: There are a number of things that can lead to easy bleeding. Some are problems with blood clotting factors or platelets (a part of your blood that stops bleeding). It is best to be evaluated for this problem by a primary care physician or a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

What are the reasions of skin darkening?  Is it the sign of any disease?

A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches. ...Read more

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Is vaginal pain a sign of some disease?

Is vaginal pain a sign of some disease?

Multiple causese: Vaginal pain is a symptom that can be caused by multiple conditions. Causes could be due to infection, pelvic prolapse, nerve injury, pelvic muscle spasms etc. Careful history and examination should isolate the cause. ...Read more

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Is swollen foot a sign of some disease?

Is swollen foot a sign of some disease?

Swollen foot: It could be and it could be an injury or a stress fracture high blood pressure , heart disease etc as mentioned . Seek medical evaluation for the proper diagnosis first . ...Read more

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Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Yes, but which one?: Vertigo can be a sign of disease in multiple areas, ranging from the inner ear to the vestibular nerves to the brainstem itself. There are many causes of vertigo, ranging from benign to quite dangerous. A neurologist can help pinpoint what type of dizziness you have, what is causing it, and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor arterial or venous circulation, allergic reactions, sun exposure, friction, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is neck pain a sign of some disease?

Is neck pain a sign of some disease?

Possibly: Most neck main is neurological, muscular, or skeletal in origin. Nerve injury or pinching from a disc, muscle strain, or rib dysfunction are common causes. However, depending on the neck pain type, location, duration, & associated symptoms, it could be a sign of arthritis, meningitis, tumor, thyroid disorder, etc. Swollen lymph nodes from infection also can cause significant neck pain. ...Read more

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Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Not in general: Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor can help you distinguish this unfortunate cause of redness from allergic skin reactions or infection. ...Read more

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