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Port Wine Spots
Mostly not: Most port wine stains are birth defects due to unique conditions of fetal development. A few uncommon ones do run in families. But most are isolated and cannot be passed on to the next generation. There is laser treatment which can attenuate them and sometimes practically eliminate them. ...Read more
Myths in Medicine: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small flat red dot above brow, bright red center lighter red surrounding. Been there for many years, possible cherry angioma, looking for confirmation?
Eventually...: Long-term heavy alcohol use will interfere with the function of your bone marrow, causing a shortage of the blood clotting platelet cells. Alcohol also causes reductions in vital nutrients and vitamins, such as folate (folic acid) and thiamine, which can lead to "megaloblastic" anemia with immature and larger blood cells than normal in your circulation. ...Read more
IPL photofacial: While it isn't exactly a laser by definition intense pulsed light referred to as ipl works very very effectively in this area and often under a service term called photofacial. Look for these services under either term at a reputable med spa or plastic surgeon's office in your area. Ideally i would recommend med spa with a plastic surgeon on staff. ...Read more
I have a large port wine stain birthmark on my chest, but desperately need a breast reduction, what are the risks concerning my birthmark?
None.: It is caused by a spontaneous mutation during embryonic development; discovered last year, it causes permanent malformations of capillaries locally. In some cases when it affects the face, cranium, or an extremely, there may be underlying vascular anomalies, (Surge-Weber syndrome and Klippel–Trénaunay–Weber syndrome), present prior to birth. Coordinate anesthesia for high dose laser therapy. ...Read more
Not really: First, drinking large amounts of vinegar can lead to possibly severe kidney damage, so do not drink more than what you would put on a salad or in a recipe at one time. As a small about as a dietary supplement, it has been hypothesized that vinegar supplements can burn endogenous stores of fats, but it does not. It may be healthy in small amounts and break up undigested fats, but does not burn fat. ...Read more
Brown Spots on hands: There are several causes for brown spots on your hands, not all of which have to do with a vitamin deficiency. Brown spots may be due to a lack of vitamin c or b12, anemia, weak liver function or cumulative sun damage. It's important to investigate each potential cause; your doctor can help. If your brown spots are indeed caused by a lack of essential nutrients, add a vitamin supplement. ...Read more
Sometimes: Red wine does not usually cause blackened stool. It sometimes causes green stool, as it may contain dyes [that are also used in grape sodas and grape candies] that cause stool to green. If it has very high tannins. Meaning grape skins were left in the wine a very long time this may cause a darkening of stool. ...Read more
Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal.Something serious?
Probably not.: The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis. This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold) The red dots combined with the livido suggest a vasculitic ( inflammation of the small vessel) this can be seen in viral infections ( self limited) or connective tissue diseases such as cryoglobulonemia or antiphospholipid syndrome. Consult rheumatolgy if persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: There is no specific interaction between peptobismal and wine. If you are taking the pepto because your stomach is upset you should not be drinking wine (or eating spicy food, chocolate or acidic things including coffee). Alcohol can cause stomach irritation, and the general advice is "If it hurts don't do it". ...Read more
Cherry angioma: And does not blanch with pressure. Could be. If we do 2nd opinion you can send pictures which will help a lot. ...Read more