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Doctor insights on: Obese Pieces Hanging Skin Under Armpits

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely .The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...Read more

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2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??

2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??

Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region. ?

Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region. 
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? Hyperpigmentation: Darkened skin, for several reasons, post infection/ inflammation, side effect of creams ointments, side effect of a drug, (photosensitivity), etc.. See a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is neurofibroma moved like lipoma under the skin ?

Is neurofibroma moved like lipoma  under the skin ?

Yes: Neurofibromas can be removed like lipoma however post- excision a regional loss of sensation and numbness might be noted. This is due to the fact that neurofibroma is a nerve sheath tumor ( benign). ...Read more

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Have large skin tag around my groin?

Have large skin tag around my groin?

Easily removed: This is a benign lesion. If bothersome, a physician can remove this fairly simply under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas. ...Read more

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

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Kicked a table edge with left shin 1 yr ago. large indentation under skin, egg sized swelling under skin still, rough n jagged edges in indentation ?

Varies: There are a number of possible explanations. You may have sustained a bone contusion, which is often accompanied by subaequent bone growth in the region. You may have developed a hematoma which then became calcified. I would not hesitate to be seen if it concerns you. ...Read more

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How to remove a broken off hair under stuck under the skin on my cheek?

How to remove a broken off hair under stuck under the skin on my cheek?

pluck it: See your medsp[a doctor to discuss laser hair removal and she will also be able to remove the hair for you if it is not easily plucked. ...Read more

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Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?

Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?

Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more

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Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash: This may have been an insect bite with an allergic response or an area of contact dermatitis from something that touched your skin. Apply cortisone cream, but if redness spreads and burning persists, an infection of the skin(cellulitis) may be present and requires antibiotic treatment(pills and cream). Your physician will advise you. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

See a doctor: This is the kind of thing that requires an examination. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Shave underarms w/soap and/or H2O instead of shaving cream/gel. Did it cause dimpled cellulite on inside arms about 2 inches lower than underarm area?

Shave underarms w/soap and/or H2O instead of shaving cream/gel. Did it cause dimpled cellulite on inside arms about 2 inches lower than underarm area?

Cellulite: I don't believe that shaving your axillae would be the cause of cellulite below the actual armpits. Any traumatic or allergic reaction to shaving the axillae would affect only those shaved areas. ...Read more