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Melanoma: Good to have it checked by a Doctor, especially if it's located in a place in your body where is frequently exposed to the sun. ...Read more
3yr old scalp scar formed large bump. Squeezed w/ light bleeding eventually a pencil eraser sized hard grizzle tissue emerged. What is it? Cause?
?foreign body: possibly injured by a object like wood and FB remained now that it is out the scar should heal ...Read more
Flesh coloured raised bump (bit bigger than pencil eraser) on bum cheek (inch over from crack). Bit firm and Looks almost like hive, not itchy.
Bump: This is difficult to say without seeing. Is it painful? Oozing anything? The best would be to see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Son age 8/dark mole on scalp has been there for several years/smaller than pencil eraser but irregular borders/new lighter smaller one above it.
Mole: Although the mole has been there for a period of time it would be prudent to show it to your pediatrician ...Read more
Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?
Yes it can be: Most melanomas are mixtures of brown/black or tan color. Reddish pink would be uncommon. but watch for changes such as further enlargement in size or changes in color. If it gets bigger, get it removed. You could watch it for a few months and decide if it needs to be checked by your doctor in order to be certain. ...Read more
Round, hard skin tone growth on back. Not itchy. Size of a pencil eraser. Perfectly round. Been there 2 years. Concern?
Not likely: Most likely benign. A dermatologist can best answer your question after a look. ...Read more
Are all black moles cancerous? Smaller than the shape of a pencil eraser. Not bumpy, almost looks like a circle. On skin layer that isn't expose much
Not all, but some : Black moles are very worrisome for skin cancer, especially melanoma. It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more
Sore on left labia. Off white center, round, size of pencil eraser, and red border. Resembles canker sore. Painful. Sexually active, 4 mo.both clean. ?
A small hard bump suddenly appeared on my tonsil 2 mos ago. Slightly raised pencil eraser size in diameter. What could it b? Can ENT biopsy it? Scans?
Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.
What could the painless, recurring scabs on my right hip be? They're brown, rough, crater-like, and scars in pencil eraser-sized donut shapes.
It depends,, : It depends on how and when these started. If your hip was exposed to the outside environment, they might be infectious in origin, like sporothrix which can be from rose thorns. If you changed detergents or have a different material undergarment, they could be a form of dermatitis. You might have an issue like lupus with skin lesions as a side effect. It would be smart to see a derm/skin dr.. ...Read more
My mole is dark in pigment and it is oval shaped even boarders. No bigger than a pencil eraser. What concerns me is the pigmentation. Very dark ?
See a dermatologist: what you describe dosent sound like a malignant melanoma which is your concern however its easy to have a term examine it. In all likelihood if its as you describe they will tell you nothing to worry about or do .Malignant melanomas are odd shaped , one half docent match the other, the color varies,. I would simply get it examined ...Read more
Dent on forehead.: I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead? ANS: great time for a live video consult so I can look at it and give better idea. ...Read more
No: It is hard to know if your moles are concerning without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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