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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this optical migraine? Flashing zig-zag @periphery of vision. Printed words distorted/stretched at periphery, like they're moving & fading in/out.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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