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Moles Bleeding From Scratching
Yes, visually: An irritated mole can look like a melanoma on visual examination. The signs for a mole turning into a melanoma are enlargement, bleeding, change in color, therefore an irritated scratched mole may look cancerous to the naked eye. However, if you have the slightest doubt, see your doctor so that it may be removed and examined by a pathologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Melanomas are often without symptoms, only recognized by changes in size, shape, color irregularity, and occasional irritability (like itching). These often invade the underlying skin and may spread via lymph vessels (like squamous cell ca) ; via blood vessels. Any such changes at a site should be soon seen by you md or qualified dermatologist for biopsy. Do not typically ulcerate or bleed early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?
Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more
Received minor scratch from cat. It didnt bleed, but red dots and white discoloration of skin happened. Why the white discoloration?
Uncertain: Please be aware that cat scratches can lead to infections. ...Read more
Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?
Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more
Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. ...Read more
Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?
Don't Touch: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Yes: Most malignant melanomas arise on their own, but you should report any ugly change in a mole to your physician, and if in doubt, off it comes. ...Read more
Need more info...: Do you mean bleeding in rectum & scrotum simultaneously or separately? It is extremely unlikely occurring at the same time. If separately, from rectum, it may be hemorrhoids, colon polys or tumors or diverticula, etc. if from penile opening, any bleeding from anywhere along urinary tract from tumor, stone, inflammation/infection, ruptured varix, kidney parenchymal disease, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected
Itchy Mole: An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had scratched two moles which seemed to have formed scabs. I shaved & exfoliated & scabs came off. Now there's some small dot of pigment. Worry?
I've notice three dis colorations on penis -- there's no itch redness swelling or bleeding just a darker skin tone?
Probably nothing: Skin tone can vary over the body, if there are no other symptoms would just keep an eye on it, unlikely to be anything serious without other symptoms. ...Read more
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more
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