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Shave bio on mod dysplastic nevi, could melanoma grow without any visible signs on surface of skin?
I have a mole with 2 out of 5 of the abcde symptoms (melanoma) its border and color. Lesion benign?
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
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
Small very slightly raised flesh colored growths on side of neck.Apart.Not clustered. Skin tag? Warts? Angiofibromas? Any home remedies? Tea tree oil?
Hard to tell: You probably should ask your doctor to look at it since there are many possibilities. ...Read more
Hyperplastic squamous epithelium in a verrucous pattern of growth, is this bad? At places they show features of nuclear atypia. Whats your view?
This kind of lesion: may be 'pre-cancerous" Get it removed....(you probably just did ..right??) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.
PPP's?: If they form a little row along your corona (the back of your glans), you may be the lucky owner of a set of pearly penile papules. Only one man in 100 or so has them, many consider them a plus, and it's for you and your possible lifetime partner to decide whether to keep them or have them lasered off. ...Read more
Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed around 40 in thighs and hands each part 10 moles.
Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?
Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. The only question you need to ask is, "Could it be CANCER?" With your cancer history, and the fact that this is a dominant mass where there's possibly breast tissue, you need to get seen. Period. Pick up the phone now. To be brave, act brave. We'll be thinking of you, and if it's benign / nothing / a lipoma / a cyst, you're a stronger and more skilled person. ...Read more
Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?
25%: Precise answer unknown. We do not remove melanocytic nevi (moles) to prevent melanoma. We remove them when they show features suspicious of early melanoma. The microscopic exam is the way to best define them. You take "omega 3 fats" (fish oil). The latest studies indicate that this is no benefit. You take aspirin. There is some evidence that this reduces the risk of skin cancers, including melanom ...Read more
No: It sounds like you have a mole at the tip of your nose. If you want to be sure, see you doctor. ...Read more
Spot of no pigment on suntanned arm
growing quickly and pouring out of boundaries. Looks like negative photo of bad mole. Becoming albino?
There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.
Flabs of skin: They probably didn't just appear and they are probably normal anatomy. You need to consult a dentist. We can't see or diagnose them over the internet. What do you think the red itchy spot that's on my hand right now is? ...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
If I take pictures of my moles, and they are completely unchanged for 6 months does this mean they are benign and I can calm down? No change on pics
Calm down: It is important to watch the moles and compare those the picture every couple of months. If a mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more