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Can lipoma present as a light bluish green nodule on tricep. Nodule is under pale skin spot. Doc thinks lipoma but I cant find pics quite like mine.

Can lipoma present as a light bluish green nodule on tricep. Nodule is under pale skin spot. Doc thinks lipoma but I cant find pics quite like mine.

Blue means blood.: Lipomas in the skin generally show no color or a pale beige. Bluish green could mean the mass is actually a varicose vein or a clotted vein. If this thing has you worried, then simply have it excised by a general surgeon or a vein surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my stomach with a pale circle of skin around it, I've had if for about 3 years and it hasn't changed or gone?

I have a spot on my stomach with a pale circle of skin around it, I've had if for about 3 years and it hasn't changed or gone?

Halo nevus?: This may be something called a halo nevus, which is a mole that is surrounded by an area of no pigmentation. It may be harmless, or can sometimes be associated with other conditions, such as vitiligo, a condition in which you lose pigment in various parts of the skin. ...Read more

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Sm rough spot pale white on inside lower lip. DMD = prob. Trauma/burn. 10 days same. Skin peels after brushing w Crest Pro Health for 3 wks. T/paste?

Sm rough spot pale white on inside lower lip. DMD = prob. Trauma/burn. 10 days same. Skin peels after brushing w Crest Pro Health for 3 wks. T/paste?

Switch toothpaste: Some toothpastes have ingredients that don't agree with the skin in the mouth. I personally see more of this with the "tartar control" ingredients. Try Colgate Total and see if the problem persists. ...Read more

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I am a fair skinned female who has patchy pale spots of skin on my back after sunbathing for the first time last week. How do I get rid of this?

I am a fair skinned female who has patchy pale spots of skin on my back after sunbathing for the first time last week. How do I get rid of this?

Sun damage: People that have sun damage eventually develop these pale spots often referred to as vitiligo. Stop sun tanning this is your skin warning you. Use plenty of sunscreen and see if it resolves over the next several months. See your medspa doctor for possible products that may help this. We use a compounded pharmaceutical cream for this. ...Read more

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I had pale pink spot and brown discharge before a period?

I had pale pink spot and brown discharge before a period?

What day?: A slight bloody discharge at mid-period may be due to hormonal imbalance. If the symptoms persists, it would be prudent to treat it as abnormal bleeding and have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a small pale freckle on back. Seemed to get a spot under it. Over last 8 months it is now red, raised with purple, pink mottled appearance. Itchy?

Had a small pale freckle on back. Seemed to get a spot under it. Over last 8 months it is now red, raised with purple, pink mottled appearance. Itchy?

Time4ADermatologist: Today is Sunday. Tomorrow, call a local dermatologist and have it looked at. Any "mole" that's changing like that needs immediate attention (by 'immediate' I mean within a week or so,).It's not an emergency but needs to be looked at and probably a sample taken for microscopic examination. Also to look for any similar lesions elsewhere (sometimes they're hidden), and to check your overall health, etc ...Read more

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Recently, I have noticed pale white round patches on the tongue, which are bumpy. A milky white spot on the side of tongue. Bad acid reflux. Pls help.

Recently, I have noticed pale white round patches on the tongue, which are bumpy. A milky white spot on the side of tongue. Bad acid reflux. Pls help.

Tongue patches: This really requires examination. There are "normal" papillae on your tongue which may become coated, especially with reflux disease and bacterial or fungal colonization. Milky white spots wipe off in fungal infection. However, in some cases, there are "geographic" patches (called geographic tongue) which can and do colonize bacteria and fungus. A dentist or oral surgeon should evaluate. ...Read more

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Pale orange/red spot appeared on my shoulder months ago which never went away. I've noticed more on my shoulder blade. Not itchy or painful. Circular.

Pale orange/red spot appeared on my shoulder months ago which never went away. I've noticed more on my shoulder blade. Not itchy or painful. Circular.

See dermatologist: A picture can tell us more than words when it comes to rashes. This sounds odd based on the coloration you describe and it sounds like it is enlarging. I would seek dermatology consult ...Read more

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I feel a stinging pain below my right eye whenever I blink, and when I looked into the mirror I noticed a very pale spot with a visible vein.

I feel a stinging pain below my right eye whenever I blink, and when I looked into the mirror I noticed a very pale spot with a visible vein.

See an ophthalmologi: It's hard to be sure exactly what you're describing, but it sounds like something that should be evaluated. Especially if you are a contact lens wearer, I would stop wearing the lens and be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a pale pink yellow spot on side of tongue. When I apply pressure it goes away! Can this be a hemangioma or oral cancer?!?

I have a pale pink yellow spot on side of tongue. When I apply pressure it goes away! Can this be a hemangioma or oral cancer?!?

Suspicious Spot: I would advise you to have the pale pink yellow spot on side of tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious spot that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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9month old white flacky spot on neck and near his eyes. Doctor told fungus. Now spot near eye color is pale but spread around eye. Also many on chest?

9month old white flacky spot on neck and near his eyes. Doctor told fungus. Now spot near eye color is pale but spread around eye. Also many on chest?

Ezema: I do not think fungus would explain this rash. Infantile atopic or seborrheic dermatitis would be more like. A pediatric dermatologist consult would be helpful for a consult. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

Protect skin: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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How do I make my pale skin darker?

Spray tan!: If you are an albino, spray tan is the only way to get darker skin, but if you are pale or a redhead, then you may burn rather than tan, so you too would be best off getting a spray tan and using a high spf sunblock at the beach. If you have normal pigmentation and tan easily, then of course this is one way to darken your skin color, but only by increasing your risk of wrinkles and skin cancers. ...Read more

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How do I make my pale skin darker?

How do I make my pale skin darker?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! Regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! Regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to get really pale skin?

Avoid sun: There is no reasonable way to lighten the skin beyond avoidance of the sun. No dietary or physical or medical means can lighten the skin. If you stay out of the sun, your skin will get to its lightest. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting natural pale skin?

Can you tell me about getting natural pale skin?

'Natural'= born with: If your skin isn't already naturally lighter, then 'natural' paleness isn't going to happen for you. You will have to look into the various lightening creams, laser treatments, and chemical peels that are available through a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, all of which have side effects, recovery times, and some have significant costs. And all of which aren't considered 'natural.'All need upkeep ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to go back to having pale skin?

Can you tell me how to go back to having pale skin?

First see derm: About options, consider IPL treatments to remove sun damage, use retinoids, and topical antioxidants to help reverse damage ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pale skin?

Pale skin: Pale skin = light coloration of the external most tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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How to get a decent, natural tan if you have pale skin?

How to get a decent, natural tan if you have pale skin?

Artificial tanning: I agree with dr. Fisher that artificial tanning is the way to go if you have what we call "type I skin" and cannot tan naturally. But I would remind you that artificial tanning does not provide any burn protection - so you need to remember to apply a good broad-spectrum (spf ~50) sunscreen lotion every single morning, whether you plan on being in the sun or not. ...Read more

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Does my skin pass as pale skin if I use fairness cremes?

Does my skin pass as pale skin if I use fairness cremes?

Why?: Why do you want to "pass" as anything? Embrace the skin that you have. Be proud of it. ...Read more