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Melanoma White Spot
Husband seeing Emory for possible subungal melanoma. Derm has watched white spot turn black over 2 yrs. Chances of this being contained? Stats?
It is Hard to Say: It is hard for us to say without having all the information. I suggest you discuss his case with the Doctors treating him at Emory. They will be able to answer all your questions as they have all the information. Good Luck ...Read more
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
Brown spot got irritated healed and was flesh coloured. Do melanomas heal? If it was a melanoma would the colour return? Could this be a melanoma?
I have been told I have subungual melanoma but its not in a line. Is this seriouse it has a dark spot at the bottom and is a brownie purple colour?
Pathology?: I would rely on the pathology report. If you are still concerned you can send your pathology out for a second opinion. ...Read more
Could melanoma be picked off? I picked a dark brown 4mm spot nothing there now besides some pink where it is healing. On leg 26male
Doubt melanoma but..: If you have the least concern of a melanoma, it needs to be seen. I suspect instead that you picked off a seborrheic keratosis -- melanomas really can't be picked off. Show your physician the site next time you have an office visit, or if a suspicious lesion recurs, get seen right away. ...Read more
Spot on my leg worries me that I might have melanoma. But im also a hypochondriac and have thought I had other diseases which was proved wrong. Advice?
Use ABCDE RULE:
It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines
a=asymmetry of lesion
b=border is irregular
c=colors are multiple and not consistent
d=diameter is greater than 6mm
e=evolution of lesion with changes and enlargement. ...Read more
I have a red lumpy spot on my head. Not been there for a while but was noticed 5/6 weeks ago. My mum passed with melanoma? Can melanoma look like this
Persistent lump: Any mass that persists or grows larger over time deserves to be evaluated for potential cancer. Although most tumors in the scalp are simple benign cysts related to the hair structure, melanoma and other cancers can develop there as well. Melanoma is not usually familial, but your mother's experience should still be cautionary. Get it seen. ...Read more
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm
also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more
Small round pink spot on leg. Looks kind of like a pimple but has been there months and I cant pop it so it cant be a pimple. Melanoma? Or unlikely?
Probable hemangioma: The common skin lesions to have are related to squamous or basal cell Ca's and appear as sores that scab but don't heal. Melanoma is not usually a pinkish lesion but dark brown nevus. It grows laterally by having variegated colors such as brown, black, grey or forms a nodular lesion. Hemangiomas can appear as small pink skin grows or remain very flat, They cant be popped or if forced to, bleed ...Read more
A month ago a friend noticed a brown spot on the white part of my eye at the corner. I am a 31 yr old latina female. Can it be melanoma?
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
Horizontal dark spot across second toenail, appeared rather suddenly and no pain. Could it just be a hematoma or a subungual melanoma?
Is melanoma common at 26 male on leg? Also would melanoma come of with a fingernail? My reason is my friend scatched a black spot on leg.
Mole on hubbys chest that has a dark spot on it then I remember. He says hasn't changed. How fast does melanoma change a mole? Other signs?
Take a picture:
If a mole becomes larger, irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a ulcer or a nodule, it would be important to have it checked out and if needed removed. You may want to take a picture of the mole to compare it to the actual mole a later date, rather than relying on your memory of its appearance. See this site for info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/moles/basics/definition/con-20019745 ...Read more
About 5 mm black spot on my toenail. It's on the white part (the nail where it grows). The spot grew bigger upward in 2 day. Could it be melanoma?
Do you remember any trauma to the toenail? A collection of blood underneath the toenail can also appear like this. The safest thing to do is to show this to your friendly dermatologist. While it would be rare of a 20 year old to have a melanoma, it does happen occasionally.
Remember to protect your skin. Limit your exposure to UV radiation. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 ...Read more
1 day after mole was shave biopsied for cosmetic reasons, there is a blackish/blue spot left over. Dr never thought melanoma but now I'm worried! Cause?
Information: What you see is what is left over from the procedure. The entire mole should be removed. Generally it is usually possible to tell a good mole from a bad one, but not always. Many authorities believe that mole removal should always be complete. Gemerally a shave biopsy does not remove the deep layers. Treatment and prognosis of melanoma depend on precise thickness measurement. ...Read more
I have a spot on my big toe, its like circular to dome shape it has well defined border and wen the dr. Bore a hole it bled, is it hematoma or melanoma?
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. Left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
I have a black spot on my toe which im concerned is either nodular melanoma or a blood spot how can I tell the difference?
You see a doctor: Who can take a biopsy. Doctors can also use dermoscopy to get a better look than a naked eye. ...Read more
Can BCC, SCC, Melanoma (nodular) start off as a pus spot? I popped it 3 months back, scabbed, picked scab and scab back and still a bump. Scared
Possible: Possible but unlikely. See a dermatologist for exam and advice. ...Read more
1 month ago pink spot/lump on face scratched bleed a lot scabbed over it fell off now normal skin. Nodular melanoma? Would the lump grow back by now?
Derm: Any suspicious skin lesion should be checked by dermatologist for safetly. ...Read more
I have a black spot under my big toe nail I'm only 19 and just discovered it yesterday, I'm worried it might be melanoma?
I have spot under my nail, its circular and with well define border, my doc bore a hole and blood came out, hematoma or melanoma? : (
Most likely: Most likely a hematoma, but you should know if you got hurt. Ask the doc who treated you. ...Read more
Is a biopsy done on susp. Nodular melanoma or is it removed straight away? I have a 7mm wide black spot on toe and its scaring me witless
Red spot on inner knee healed to a pink red scar has taken 3 months to heal but kept scratching it. Is this normal healing time? Melanoma?
Red spot on knee: Healing and scar disappearance does take a long time, months, sometimes up to a year or more or a light residual may remain. Constant scratching is irritating and prevents proper healing. You could try over the counter silicone cream of strips and see if it helps f/u/ w/ dermatologist ...Read more