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Can an oral melanotic macule start off with some texture to it, meaning feeling a slightly rough? Or can a freckle start off this way? Thank you

Can an oral melanotic macule start off with some texture to it, meaning feeling a slightly rough? Or can a freckle start off this way? Thank you

Warning signs: of a pigmented lesion all fit with growth. so, if it is growing upward, outward, changes in color these are all worrisome signs. Pigmented wart http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/seborrhoeic-wart is not malignant but I'm glad I don't have one. dermatologic questions are tricky w./out seeing them. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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What is a "melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy"?

What is a "melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy"?

Rare tumor: This is a rare tumor seen in infants. It is usually located in the head and neck, and most often in the jaw. It is usually treated with surgery and is cured in the majority of cases. It is rarely malignant. This is the kind of very rare tumor that needs to be in seem in a center with experience. ...Read more

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Which type of melanoma cares the worst prognosis ? Is it nodular o a melanotic melanoma ?

Which type of melanoma cares the worst prognosis ? Is it nodular o a melanotic melanoma ?

Nodular melanoma: Three of the four types of melanoma remain superficial in the epidermis and grow RADIALLY (laterally), often for several years, before entering the VERTICAL GROWTH PHASE where they grow downward and invade the dermis with the potential to metastasize. The fourth type of melanoma is nodular melanoma which STARTS in the vertical growth phase and can metastasize from the outset. ...Read more

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Hi. I keep having recurrent mouth ulcer (almost every week). I also hv a melanotic macule on my lip. Is there any serious underlying issue?

Hi. I keep having recurrent mouth ulcer (almost every week). I also hv a melanotic macule on my lip. Is there any serious underlying issue?

May be: Go to see your gp to get checked. Anybody in the family who has colon cancer? Or other malignancy or autoimmune problems? Acertain condition can cause oral ulcers frequently like behcet's, lupus or orther autoimmune. Other condition can give you malanotic macule on lips like peutz-jeghers syndrome, addison's disease, mccune-albright syndrome etc. Go to see gp and get further eval and discussion. ...Read more

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Do freckles fade?

Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is not always the case. ...Read more

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Does freckles grow?

Does freckles grow?

They can: Freckles can grow with sun exposure. Many people who are freckled will notice an increase in both the darkness and the number of their freckles after they've been out in the sun. Be sure to use SPF when you're out in the sun. If there are "freckles" that don't look like the others, or are changing in shape or color, be sure to see a doctor to make sure they aren't something else. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles naturally?

You can't; don't try: You'll disfigure yourself and be disappointed. Freckles are as natural to you as the color of your hair, or the special things about your body that the special people in your life like as distinctive to you. Less sunlight is less freckles. Pippi longstocking, asked whether she "suffered from freckles" laughed and said, "no, i love them." since you can't remove them, it's your best choice also. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles from my face?

How to remove freckles from my face?

I'd urge you not to: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more