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Doctor insights on: Obese Pieces Hanging Skin Under Armpits

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On my armpit, there is a type of bubble. It is pink but not very. It is painful. It was small but got bigger. Is it due to obesity? Pic is available.

On my armpit, there is a type of bubble. It is pink but not very. It is painful.  It was small but got bigger. Is it due to obesity? Pic is available.

I do not know: As described, with it increasing in size and being a little painful, it sounds like an axillary abscess. You need to get an examination of the area to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Armpits smell like I have an infection. They smell horrible like a chemical pungent odor. Could it be fungus or bacterial? I'm not obese

Armpits smell like I have an infection. They smell horrible like a chemical pungent odor. Could it be fungus or bacterial? I'm not obese

SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS: ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH? DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? BACTERIA ARE USUAL FOR STINKY "PITS". DO YOU WEAR CLEAN CLOTHING? DO YOU SHOWER AT LEAST EVERY DAY? IF THIS PERSISTS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more

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If I had a blister but it's gone now, and the skin is half hanging off, is it okay to remove the hanging skin? It's been weeks.

If I had a blister but it's gone now, and the skin is half hanging off, is it okay to remove the hanging skin? It's been weeks.

Probably safe: You have probably grown a new skin already by this time. Carefully cut off the hanging skin (don't pull) and you should do fine. ...Read more

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Will you have hanging skin if you lose 30 pound?

Will you have hanging skin if you lose 30 pound?

Depends: Skin can reconstruct it self from weight loss (consider a pregnant women whose large belly can revert to normal after delivery). But this is also age related and the older you are, the less reconstitution is possible and it also depends on the total weight. ...Read more

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I have a hanging skin that i can pull from the inside of my vagina, i'm not to sure what it is. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

I have a hanging skin that i can pull from the inside of my vagina, i'm not to sure what it is. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

Needs exam: You may simply have found a piece of your hymenal ring. It also could be something else like a genital wart. Don't pull on it. Let a doctor examine you. ...Read more

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I have lost around 81lbs of extra body weight in the course of 7 months. But now I have loose hanging skin and stretch marks. How do I get rid of them?

I have lost around 81lbs of extra body weight in the course of 7 months. But now I have loose hanging skin and stretch marks. How do I get rid of them?

Plastic Surgery: Despite the fact you have done a great job with losing the excess weight, you will continue to have this problem unless you pursue plastic surgery to remove the excess skin. Once this is done, i recommend a non-ablative laser procedure such as fraxel re:store to go over the surgical scars from the plastic surgery and the stretch marks in a series of at least 4 treatments. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without hanging skin?

May not be possible: The problem of redundant or hanging skin after weight loss is more likely with large amounts of weight loss. The younger you are the more likely you are to have your skin "tighten up" after weight loss. Options for dealing with sagging skin are surgery & non-surgical tightening procedures which work through heating the deep layers of the skin (many without downtime or discomfort.). ...Read more

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If i lose weight, will I have hanging skin?

Depends: The answer depends mostly on how much excess weight do you have and the time-frame for the weight loss. If your weight loss is extreme and fast, it is highly likely that you will have hanging skin. A plastic surgeon can help out with these sort of issues. ...Read more

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At what age do you normally start to lose weight and have stretchy, hanging skin?

At what age do you normally start to lose weight and have stretchy, hanging skin?

It depends: If you stay in shape, your skin may never get stretchy and "hang." exercise regularly, stay at a proper weight, and you will age more gracefully. ...Read more

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