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My niece is 18. Had a menstrual cycle ONCE. Sleeps all the time. Overweight. Neck dark on back. PMD says thyroid normal. What is it? 2nd opinion?

My niece is 18.  Had a menstrual cycle ONCE. Sleeps all the time. Overweight. Neck dark on back. PMD says thyroid normal. What is it? 2nd opinion?

Acanthosis nigricans: Is the darkness on the back of her neck. She has insulin resistance and PCOS She needs to see an endocrinologist and start treatment for this. She will be unable to lose weight until her insulin resistance is treated. Her periods will not normalize without addressing the hormonal imbalance she has. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Dits been about a year and I have had 2 small dark colored freckles appear on my cheek bone and back of neck, should I check for melenoma?

Dits been about a year and I have had 2 small dark colored freckles appear on my cheek bone and back of neck, should I check for melenoma?

See a dermatologist: I recommend going to see a dermatologist since I am not there to actually see it. The abcdes of melanoma are:a=asymmetry(one half unlike the other half), b=border (irregular, scalloped, poorly defined border), c=color (varied from one are to another), d=diameter (while melanomas are usually greater than 6mm they can be smaller when diagnosed), e=evolving(change in size, shape, color).See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Started to get very small warts on the cheek & neck area?

Started to get very small warts on the cheek & neck area?

Maybe flat warts?: It sounds like you may be describing flat warts. Flat warts are caused by the wart virus and produce very small, flesh colored bumps in the affected areas. They tend to respond well to a prescription like imiquimod. Please see your dermatologist to determine if they are warts and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more

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I have red flush under my neck n cheek do u have any idea wat I have ?

I have red flush under my neck n cheek do u have any idea wat I have ?

Needs to be checked : It is difficult to say what is causing your flush.we don't have enough information and in case of rashes it is better it be looked at after taking history as to when it started and the course of the rash. Commonest cause is contact dermatitis due to make up or something else came in contact with the skin.have it checked by your doctor if it is of concern and does not go away ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my neck and a big one on the back of my head, also one on my cheek it doesn't itch. What is it?

I have bumps on the back of my neck and a big one on the back of my head, also one on my cheek it doesn't itch. What is it?

Needs to be examined: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions, taking a history, performing physical examination and perhaps some lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm starting to get a rash on the cheek and neck, would rubbing alcohol help?

I'm starting to get a rash on the cheek and neck, would rubbing alcohol help?

Rash: Suggest you try Hydrocortisone cream for a face rash. This is available over the counter. Alcohol tends to be drying, often irritates rashes, and is unlikely to help it heal. ...Read more

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Why does left lower cheek & upper neck feel really tight? I keep "pushing" the skin toward the left, but it doesn't help relieve the tension.

Why does left lower cheek & upper neck feel really tight? I keep "pushing" the skin toward the left, but it doesn't help relieve the tension.

Need exam: We can not say what is causing it, it may be coming from your teeth or gums or something in the mandible of some kind of infection or inflsmmation or an insect bite .It needs to be checked to find what it may be.So see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can cheek implants fix my fat cheeks? I recently lost seventy pounds and now look and feel great. I have noticed that my cheeks are still chubby, a problem that I have had my whole life. When i was overweight, they did not bother me, but now i want my che

Cheek : Cheek implants do not reduce the size of the cheek, if anything they enhance the appearance. Depending on the location and distribution of fat in your cheek, there are different procedures in which one may remove the excess fat in order to sculpt and contour the ceek to your desired appearance. One of the procedures used to sculpt and shape the cheek can be by liposuctino of the surface of the cheek if the fat is distributed closer to the ear or over the face. This procedure may be performed under local anesthetic and has only few days of downtime. Aternatively if the lower cheek is involved buccal fat removal is a possibility where we make an incision on the inside of the mouth and remove the appropriate amount of fat without any scars. ...Read more

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