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Are all asymmetrical moles melanoma?

Are all asymmetrical moles melanoma?

No: Asymmetry is one sign of melanoma (along with non-smooth borders, color, and size (diameter= abcd). But many benign moles are asymmetric, as well. Have it checked out. If a melanoma, the office visit may be life saving - if benign, you will be reassured and can stop worrying. ...Read more

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Patches of tinny white dots my stomach, dermatologist torched uv light, tinny unevenly distributed glowing spots of varying size & shape. Whats wrong?

Patches of tinny white dots my  stomach, dermatologist torched uv light, tinny unevenly distributed glowing spots of varying size & shape. Whats wrong?

Tinea versicolor: Probably tinea versicolor, which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia. It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to trunk & extremities. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. Should respond promptly to proper treatment. ...Read more

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Could myopic eyes look different?

Could myopic eyes look different?

Usually not: Myopia is common and the eyes generally are matched and look normal. Myopia must be diagnosed with refraction and not by observation. If one eye only is highly myopic, it might bulge out a little. This is unusual but would be the only case in which such eyes look different. ...Read more

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Why do lights look diamond shaped when i look into lights?

Uncorrected vision: When vision is not corrected, the defocused image can take on geometric shapes or blur circles. If this is your observation, you might need to get some glasses so you should make an appointment with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do all jagged edged moles mean cancer?

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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Different color eyes genetic?

Different color eyes genetic?

Yes: The color of the iris is a pattern defined by a number of genes and it is the combination of these that leads to the color we see in the iris. The inheritance is not simple however, and prediction of color other than the browns, is tricky and unreliable. ...Read more

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Are all asymmetrical moles malignant?

Are all asymmetrical moles malignant?

No: Bu enough are so that it's worth evaluating. If a pigmented lesion is questionable, do get it seen. ...Read more

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Do colored lenses look fake ?

No: Manufacturers have spent a great deal of time and money to make these lenses look natural. Only under high magnification would they look fake. ...Read more

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Ate all moles with uneven boarder cancer?

Ate all moles with uneven boarder cancer?

No, and: you should see a qualified dermatologist if you have any concern. A biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis, but an exam by a dermatologist is prudent to see which moles require biopsy. ...Read more

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Are eyes different colors under a blacklight?

Are eyes different colors under a blacklight?

Could be: Black lights generally accentuate anything that is white, so the white of your eyes could glow brighter if they were already prominently white. ...Read more

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How do women remove all their body hair without scarring, color changes or stubble? Kim kardashian has mediterranean ethnicity, but looks very smooth.

How do women remove all their body hair without scarring, color changes or stubble? Kim kardashian has mediterranean ethnicity, but looks very smooth.

Technology....: Laser hair removal/reduction works great. The newer lasers can target all skin types colors... But is most successful on that mediterranean skin...Paler skin with dark hair. Seek out an aesthetic laser company and go in for an evaluation of your skin:hair type! good luck! :). ...Read more

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Are circle lenses big in diameter?

Could be: These come in many sizes and some will have a large diameter. Depends upon your needs. ...Read more

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Acrysof toric lens put in R eye 10/14. +5 -2.75 correction. Good vision, etc. Temporal crescent. Flicker in most light. None in dark. Prognosis?

Acrysof toric lens put in R eye 10/14. +5 -2.75 correction. Good vision, etc. Temporal crescent. Flicker in most light. None in dark. Prognosis?

Post op cataract: It appears from your question that the surgery was done October 14th (today is 10/17). There are a number of visual symptoms that appear in the first few days / weeks after cataract surgery that resolve spontaneously. The temporal crescent and flickering are very common and almost always resolve. One theory is that the implant becomes more secured within the capsular bag during this period of time ...Read more

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How are black heads and black moles different?

How are black heads and black moles different?

Both are benign.: A black head is a plugged pore or sebaceous gland. Moles are usually pigmented nevi ( skin cell like- melanocytes- overgrowth) and are benign in nature. ...Read more

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Does laser skin rejuvenation work on all colors of skin?

Does laser skin rejuvenation work on all colors of skin?

Be Careful: Lasers allow you to preferentially target blood, pigment or water in the skin or tissues. That way, if you are trying to get rid of brown spots on the skin of a light complected person, you will have a good result as long as the settings are properly chosen. However, with darker skin, the laser has a tough time differentiating between normal skin color and spots to remove - be careful. ...Read more

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What are some texts that look into orthodontic procedures?

What are some texts that look into orthodontic procedures?

Get a consultation: Most orthodontists will perform an initial exam for free. As opposed to trying to digest 10 years of formal education (training time for an orthodontist), seek a couple opinions. Go with the one that sounds right for you. ...Read more

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When looking at text on screen, colours of individual letters change periodically - from black to navy blue. Not computer; overworking eyes? Diabetes?

When looking at text on screen, colours of individual letters change periodically - from black to navy blue. Not computer; overworking eyes? Diabetes?

Macular issue: The variations in the colors of the letters localizes the problem area to the central retina, the macula lutea, aka the fovea centralis. Diabetes is not impossible but not likely without a history. A retinal toxicity to the antibiotics for h. Pylori is also possible. A retina specialist or general ophthalmologist is the starting point for a dilated examination of the back of your eyes asap. ...Read more

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Will circle frames make my small eye look bigger?

Will circle frames make my small eye look bigger?

Possibly: This depends upon your refraction as hyperopic correction enlarges the eye optically. Discuss with your optician for what cosmetic effects you want your frame to develop for you. ...Read more