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My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.

My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.

Mongolian spot: This is curiously named and quite common. It is harmless though I have seen it mistaken by zealots for child abuse with disastrous consequences. Look at some photos online. Tell Junior it is his lucky spot or something. ...Read more

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I've had a light brown spot on my chest for some time ad it's grown to quarter size, but now there's 7 more surrounding it. Could it be cancer?

I've had a light brown spot on my chest for some time ad it's grown to quarter size, but now there's 7 more surrounding it. Could it be cancer?

Send us a picture: You can send us several photos of your rash: go to
www. Imgur. Com At imgur you can upload the photo's anonymously. They will attach your photo's to a URL address. Then resubmit your question AND INCLUDE THE LINK (the web address). Then who ever answers the question will be able to see your pictures. Don't reply to me. Just ask the same question again with the link.
Include history of rash. ...Read more

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My right feet has a small light brown spot about 1cm. I tried scraping it off with a ped egg but it didnt.

My right feet has a small light brown spot about 1cm. I tried scraping it off with a ped egg but it didnt.

See doctor: If this is a new pigmented lesion, you need to see your primary care provider or a dermatologist ASAP. There is a risk that it could be a melanoma. Better to over react and be safe than to delay. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A small light brown spot appeared under my skin on the top of my thumb and I don't know where it came from. Should I be concerned about this?

A small light brown spot appeared under my skin on the top of my thumb and I don't know where it came from. Should I be concerned about this?

Most commonly: This is a tiny hematoma (collection of blood/bruise) due to unnoticed injury. You should take a photo and attach to a question for Health tap Prime...or get it checked out oif it does not go away in a few weeks!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Periods 7 weeks apart, last one ended on 4/2, had very light brown spot when wiped 4/12, seems like extremely light period today, TTC for around 2 yrs?

Periods 7 weeks apart, last one ended on 4/2, had very light brown spot when wiped 4/12, seems like extremely light period today, TTC for around 2 yrs?

Anovulatory periods?: If you've been trying to conceive for 2 years, it's time to see an obgyn.
A common reason that women have periods farther apart than typical is that they may be having cycles where ovulation doesn't happen because the hormone balance is not quite there. A common reason for that is polycystic ovarian syndrome (read more: http://bit. Ly/2gYYtbe). ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter developed a strange light brown spot on her heel overnight. What could it be?

My 3 year old daughter developed a strange light brown spot on her heel overnight. What could it be?

Chemical stain?: A light brown spot that appears overnight (not a tiny new mole) with no other changes of the skin surface, is most likely a chemical stain. Juices of certain fruits and plants can stain the skin, especially if exposed to sunlight. Another reason for spots is ink (markers, art supplies, etc.). If all else is fine, then the spot should go away in 1-3 weeks. A primary care doctor can check the spot. ...Read more

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My son has a light brown spot on the bottom of his foot with a reddish line starting on the spot and going up his heel what is this?

My son has a light brown spot on the bottom of his foot with a reddish line starting on the spot and going up his heel what is this?

Get it checked ASAP: A moving "reddish line" is sometimes an indication of an active infection (sometimes known as cellulitis). The spot on the bottom of the foot may be an injury, ulcer and/or bite. You need to have this checked asap. ...Read more

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I have a slightly raised light brown spot on my forehead... it looks like an age spot? What's the formal name for those? Aren't I too young for that?

I have a slightly raised light brown spot on my forehead... it looks like an age spot? What's the formal name for those? Aren't I too young for that?

Brown spot forehead: Without a posted photo my best response is to see in person a dermatologist. The diagnosis could be just a colored nevus, a keratosis, or worse... Get this looked at! ...Read more

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What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

Depends: It could simply be an area of increased pigmentation, like a freckle. I would recommend having your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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A few days ago I noticed a small light brown spot on top of left breast. Doesn't hurt or itch. Approx 4mm diameter. What could this be?

A few days ago I noticed a small light brown spot on top of left breast. Doesn't hurt or itch. Approx 4mm diameter. What could this be?

Breast pigmentation: You describe what is probably a benign pigmented area which is not uncommon. It probably has nothing to do with the breast or with any breast abnormality. If tenderness or a mass is detected, see your healthcare provider, but as you describe this, it is probably of little concern. ...Read more

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Hi, a light brown spot has come up under my left eye. It's about half a CM long and quarter CM wide. Do I need to worry or is it an age spot? I'm 33.

Hi, a light brown spot has come up under my left eye. It's about half a CM long and quarter CM wide. Do I need to worry or is it an age spot? I'm 33.

Get it checked: If it is a new growth, you should have it looked at. Usually these growths are benign, but a biopsy or removal will give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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19 caucasian & circumcised. I have a drak spot under penis and a very light brown spot on head. Both no more than 5mm. Any thoughts? Pm e mail4 fotos.

19 caucasian & circumcised. I have a drak spot under penis and a very light brown spot on head. Both no more than 5mm. Any thoughts? Pm e mail4 fotos.

Dark spots: The biggest concern abotu dark spots on the skin is melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer. While this is very rare on the penis, it can happen. You should have this checked by your doctor. It is not safe to render an opinion on the nature of such spots without actually taking a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a light brown spot on my eyelid, above the lashes. Very light and easy to miss, but present. Pigment or cause for concern?

I have a light brown spot on my eyelid, above the lashes. Very light and easy to miss, but present. Pigment or cause for concern?

Probably normal: Many people develop pigmented lesions on eyelids. The overwhelming number are benign skin lesions called a nevus or similar issues. You should have your primary care doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have had a light brown spot on my right breast for 3 years now and I have noticed that it's starting to grow bigger, it's really itchy?

I have had a light brown spot on my right breast for 3 years now and I have noticed that it's starting to grow bigger, it's really itchy?

See your doc: Brown areas on the skin that are changing in color, size and character (starting to itch) may need to be biopsied or removed. Skin cancer isn't common at age 16 but neither are enlarging brown itchy spots on your breast. Its best to have them evaluated. ...Read more

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One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.

One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.

See Your Doctor: Your rash suggests a condition called Cutaneous Mastocytosis; excess mastocyte cells accumulate usually in skin & release histamine; causing itching, hives, & more. Can occur as single or multiple lesions, involved skin is darker in color. Stroking or other mechanical trauma to skin can cause symptoms to flare-up. Occurs in children & ages 30-49 yrs. See doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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A small light brown spot appeared on my thigh a few of days ago. Does not hurt or itch and its not raised. Does not seem like a mole. What can it be?

A small light brown spot appeared on my thigh a few of days ago. Does not hurt or itch and its not raised. Does not seem like a mole. What can it be?

Hard to say: From what you describe it doesn't sound like a threat to your health. But for any rash/bump that is causing you great concern it's best to have your MD check it out.

http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/brown-spots-on-legs. Html ...Read more

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Small, light brown spot that resembles a freckle on the palm of my right hand just before my pointer finger. Had it for a year. Is this normal?

Small, light brown spot that resembles a freckle on the palm of my right hand just before my pointer finger. Had it for a year. Is this normal?

Probably not serious: What you describe is not normal but it is also probably not serious. True "moles" on the palms and soles of the feet are more significant. Show it to a dermatologist. If he/she feels that it needs a definitive diagnosis, a biopsy will be ordered. This is a minor in-office excision of the freckle and will probably take care of both the freckle and the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I noticed a small light brown spot on my gum, just below my bottom tooth. What could it be? It is not inflamed, nor does it hurt I brush and use mouthwash regularly and have never had any dental problems.

I noticed a small light brown spot on my gum, just below my bottom tooth. What could it be? It is not inflamed, nor does it hurt I brush and use mouthwash regularly and have never had any dental problems.

I: I agree with dr. Davantzis' recommendation. Unusual pigmentation in the mouth may be something a benign as racial pigmentation or a freckle or an concerning as cancer such as a melanoma. The only way of getting an accurate answer is have the lesion evaluated by a specialist and obtaining a biopsy of the tissue, usually a simple in office procedure done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...Read more

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Have a small, light brown spot on the bottom right of my big toenail. Recently worn tight boots. Toe doesn't hurt at all if pressed. Fungus or bruise?

Have a small, light brown spot on the bottom right of my big toenail. Recently worn tight boots. Toe doesn't hurt at all if pressed. Fungus or bruise?

Bruise: Mostly likely a bruise. It should start to grow clear from the base of your nail going forward. If not see a podiatrist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant is that normal to have a light brown spot?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant is that normal to have a light brown spot?

Pelvic ultrasound: A transvaginal ultrasound would show if the size of the pregnancy correlates with the gestational age based on the last menstrual period, and whether there is a heart beat or not. If the ultrasound is O.K. there is likely no reason to worry, as light spotting often happens at this gestational age. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on Oct 4th, which is 6-8 days before my period starts. On Oct 18, I had a light brown spot. Is this Implantation bleeding?

I had unprotected sex on Oct 4th, which is 6-8 days before my period starts. On Oct 18, I had a light brown spot. Is this Implantation bleeding?

Do pregnancy test: This could be implantation bleeding, it would be the right timing. If you already had your period on Oct 10th-12th than the bleeding on Oct 18th probably isn't implantation bleeding but if you missed your period, you could be pregnant! Do a pregnancy test and see what it shows. If you want to be pregnant, good luck! Your test should be positive by now. ...Read more

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My last period was on November 4. I am sexually active and have not been using protection. It is now December 11 and I had a light brown spot when I wiped. I didn't take a pregnancy test yet... But is it possible that I am pregnant?

My last period was on November 4. I am sexually active and have not been using protection. It is now December 11 and I had a light brown spot when I wiped. I didn't take a pregnancy test yet... But is it possible that I am pregnant?

Yes it is possible: If you missed your period and only had light brown spot when wiped. It is possible that you may be pregnant if you have been having unprotected sex.
Do a home pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. Or consult your doctor and get the test done ...Read more

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Hi I'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). I had light brown spot for a day. No period but a PMS type bloated breasts and belly. Any chance of being pregnant?

Hi I'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). I had light brown spot for a day. No period but a PMS type bloated breasts and belly. Any chance of being pregnant?

Probably not: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is very effective as a birth control, as long as you have not missed a shot or delayed a shot beyond the 2 week window. If you are concerned, you can do a home pregnancy test. They are quite accurate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?

Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?

Nevus?: Sounds llike a brown nevus, or what people call a "birthmark". It sounds like it is flat, small and does not have discoloration or different colors or dark colors in it. These are all good characteristics and you should not worry about this lesion too much. However if it grows over time, if color changes, if it becomes raised, then consult physician. ...Read more

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I have a light brown round spot the size of the tip of ur pinky on my pubic area just noticed when I shaved. If it was cancer what would it look like?

I have a light brown round spot the size of the tip of ur pinky on my pubic area just noticed when I shaved. If it was cancer what would it look like?

Check ABCD/ Melanoma: Moles are usually benign unless they begin to change color, size or borders. Mixtures of colors and border irregularity (read up on ABCD of Moles/melanoma) are signs to look for a dangerous mole. If it is one uniform color and has a round border then it is unlikely to be a melanoma. ...Read more

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7 weeks ago I was bit by a mosquito and since then I have a light brown/yellow spot looks like a bruise. Is it normal?

7 weeks ago I was bit by a mosquito and since then I have a light brown/yellow spot looks like a bruise. Is it normal?

Ans: Well most likely you scratched this bite and injured the soft tissue. Give it a few more days and do not touch or traumatize the area ...Read more

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Derm today for full body. Showed him a light brown oval spot on back much smaller than eraser. I'd never noticed before. Shave biopsy but 'looked fine'. Underside clear skin.1 sev. Dys. Prev. Sound ok?

Derm today for full body. Showed him a light brown oval spot on back much smaller than eraser. I'd never noticed before. Shave biopsy but 'looked fine'. Underside clear skin.1 sev. Dys. Prev. Sound ok?

Question not clear: If you are asking if a biopsy result that basically said "looked fine" with the "underside clear" then you are probably fine. However, your question is not entirely clear. If you have a history of dysplastic moles then seeing your dermatologist with some regularity is important. ...Read more

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