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3mmx2mm drk brown mole on breast appeared in pg (now 3mo pp) Flat,smooth,even color. It peeled in bath & black skin cameaway. Mole now a bit lighter but still flat&smooth&even. Could this be melanoma?

3mmx2mm drk brown mole on breast appeared in pg (now 3mo pp) Flat,smooth,even color. It peeled in bath & black skin cameaway. Mole now a bit lighter but still flat&smooth&even. Could this be melanoma?

Possibly: It's really difficult to diagnose skin lesions without examining them. But you describe a black color to the mole, and a relatively quick development over a few months. Those are potential warning signs for skin cancer. A good physical examination, and very possibly a biopsy, would be prudent next steps. Please see your doctor and make those arrangements. ...Read more

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Had black/dark blue 2mm raised round spot on labia, popped, dark blood came out. Now spot flat,light purple, sound like a blood blister?Is it healing?

Had black/dark blue 2mm raised round spot on labia, popped, dark blood came out. Now spot flat,light purple, sound like a blood blister?Is it healing?

Blood blister: Hi Rosie, What you describes certainly sounds like a blood blister. When blood is exposed to air then it appears darker. This is why the spot looks purple then begins to lighten. Yes, it seems from your excellent description that it is healing quite normally. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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F 30, new flat black mole on my leg, 1.5 mm diameter.Can it be an advanced stage melanoma?Derm said it is brown with black dots in center,to remove it

F 30, new flat black mole on my leg, 1.5 mm diameter.Can it be an advanced stage melanoma?Derm said it is brown with black dots in center,to remove it

Start with biopsy: Any new skin lesion should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. The first step in skin cancer diagnosis is performed with a skin biopsy. If the dermatologist recommends a biopsy, I would have it taken off and allow for a pathologist to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a dark, cauliflower shaped spot on my abdominal X-ray mean?

What does a dark, cauliflower shaped spot on my abdominal X-ray mean?

Where is the spot?: Abdominal plain films encompass almost the entire abdomen including the gut and solid organs, as well as bony structures. Where was the spot in question, and what was the official radiologist reading of your films? (both pieces of info will help us provide you an answer). ...Read more

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Pinky is halfway red w/ white spot in the middle. random color changeofdark purple no pain/itching. took antibiotic + antihistamines & stillred/purple?

Pinky is halfway red w/ white spot in the middle. random color changeofdark purple no pain/itching. took antibiotic + antihistamines & stillred/purple?

You Need A Re-check: Best to go back to whomever saw you before and prescribed those medications and knows what it looked like then and compare that to how it looks now. Maybe need to change to another antibiotic, or maybe further testing or some other intervention or maybe just need more time for it to heal. Please don't start picking at it or trying something you read on the internet. That'll just alter how it looks ...Read more

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I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, i noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?

I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, i noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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I'vedone ndyag test for shoulder telangectasia then skin turned dark red&used antiinfl.Cream, crust's formed&when detached, there's a light brown discol

I'vedone ndyag test for shoulder telangectasia then skin turned dark red&used antiinfl.Cream, crust's formed&when detached, there's a light brown discol

See your doc: Not knowing the exact appearance make it difficult to answer. However, if you are having a problem after a laser procedure you should return to the person who did the procedure. Laser treated blood vessels can turn brownish but you should see your doc to be sure. ...Read more

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Have a sore on thumb from black mold splinter. Splinter is out. Angry red outline brown background and green center with 2 red dots. What to do?

Have a sore on thumb from black mold splinter. Splinter is out. Angry red outline  brown background and green center with 2 red dots. What to do?

Infection: you need to get seen since it sounds like you have an infection and may need antibiotics. Do not delay much longer since it sounds like the infection is getting worse. ...Read more

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I have a dark blue color around my iris.from the time i was born I've had it.my iris is dark brown but sometimes wen in pics theyd look blue/green?

I have a dark blue color around my iris.from the time i was born I've had it.my iris is dark brown but sometimes wen in pics theyd look blue/green?

Not a disease: What you described is a normal variation in the color of the iris. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Tca cross made my scars turn very dark purple color. Please help me.?

Tca cross made my scars turn very dark purple color. Please help me.?

Leave alone: Tca peels in darker complected individuals make intact skin appear pink as the the skin peels but it can also may existing vascular scars more vascular due to inflammation and vasodilatation. This may make your existing red scar appear purple. While ipl treatments could help, they may also aggravate the situation. It may be best to avoid sun and leave the scar alone. ...Read more

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I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye  twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

Sounds quite: lovely. Pigmentation changes. It isn't usually a sign of disease BUT if it were it would be a mineral pigment disease such as WILSON's DISEASE (copper, ring is copper colored) or hemosiderosis (iron, ring is iron colored. but skin is steel colored... grey, more noticeable than eye). ...Read more

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Could nuihuang jiedu pian herbal medicine look yellowish in colour?

Herbal medicine: nuihuang jiedu pian herbal medicine - the boxes have been yellow or yellow and white for the products that I have seen. ...Read more

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Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Here are someā€¦: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! ...Read more

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Can big black dots on my green iris mean anything?

Can big black dots on my green iris mean anything?

Iris dots: Black dots on the iris are most likely due to iris nevi or pigment variation. Rarely, pigmented lesions of the iris can be neoplastic in nature. Many other issues can cause iris pigment changes including topical and systemic medications. The dark spots should be monitored closely. See an eye doctor. ...Read more