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Pale Spot On Skin
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.
I've noticed a slight pale brown spot on the skin of my breast, it's slight tender, I'm not pregnant and not lactating, is this of great concern?
Get it checked:
But its more than likely a skin lesion and no relationship to your GYN status.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I've starting getting very pale blotches on my skin. They differ in size. I also have a cold but I'm not doing anything different. What are these spot?
Rash: Spots could be many different things. A pictures worth 1000 words recommend Healthtap visit with pictures for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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?
Hi I have a pale white spot on the head of my penis when I pull my foreskin back. It was never there before what could it be?
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?
How do you get rid of blemishes? It really pales my skin. Is there any products out there for blemishes & dark spots that actually work?
Yes: 2 different issues blemishes are active lesoins that cause dark spots totally different treatments. Would coordinate with a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
Hi doctor, I got a few little pale pink spots on my left hand and sometimes its just darker than my skin a little, and one on my stomach and one on my leg. I have two cats I searched alot to know if its a cats allergy or not would you please help me? I do
Bites?: Without a picture, it is hard to say if the marks are left over from flea bites. If so, they should fade in about a week. If they persist, please have them checked by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
I have a pale yellow pinkish spot of side of tongue when pressed it goes back to normal tongue color what could this be?!?
Could be anything: Any bump and lump need an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
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
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.
Elliptical, small, slightly raised pale red spot emerged near my belly 20 days ago. Itchy at first but not anymore. Wasn't exposed to the sun at all?
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
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
Had right thyroid lobe removed 20 yrs ago (small cancer). No problems since. Recently noticed pale spot off & on over throat. Is it associated?
No: Not likely. Any change you see in throat however should be assessed by ENT doc. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
'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
Pale skin: Pale skin = light coloration of the external most tissue covering the body. ...Read more
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
Why?: Why do you want to "pass" as anything? Embrace the skin that you have. Be proud of it. ...Read more