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Do pencil like stools look just like pencil thin?

Do pencil like stools look just like pencil thin?

More or less: Pencils do come in several sizes. Pencil-like stools are about 1/4 to 1/3 the width of regular stools. ...Read more

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I have a mole larger than a pencil eraser since birth. Top is crusty. Melanoma?

I have a mole larger than a pencil eraser since birth. Top is crusty. Melanoma?

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

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Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Scar treatments: Three steps for scar treatments but usually only work in the first six months 1. Sun screen protect area from sun for six months 2. massage scars 3. Silicone base scar gels or strips. ...Read more

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Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?

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

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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

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 more

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Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

See GYN: There are many causes of your described sore but you should be seen by your doctor to ensure that you dont have an STD and get treated if positive. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need exam: There are multiple possibilities: Lymphoid tissue, cryptic debris/tonsillolith, papilloma, abscess, and various benign or malignant neoplasia. An evaluation with an otolaryngologist (ENT) is recommended. Biopsy or CT will be dependent on examination and assessment. ...Read more

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New spider hite look like small pimple, normal?

New spider hite look like small pimple, normal?

Be careful...: A brown recluse spider bite can turn into a necrotic wound. Google that spider and see if it is similar to the one that bit you. If it just happened you can seek treatment that can stop the progression. If it increases in size or gets worse seek treatment. ...Read more

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Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.

Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.

Depends: The burning sensation is my biggest concern that there may be some sort of infection, but the bumps you described could be unrelated. May be a simple a yeast. Would pop into your gyn and have them take a quick look. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 ?

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

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I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

I have small round indentation  size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

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

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Do all jagged edged moles mean cancer?

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 more

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