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Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

Get eval: Always best to get lesions checked out, as your description of the area does not make any probable diagnoses "pop-up." and lesions are almost impossible to DX over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a red spot, kind of shiny, the size of the tip of marker mabye, and it stays there for a month or 2, on head of penis under foreskin?

I have a red spot, kind of shiny, the size of the tip of marker mabye, and it stays there for a month or 2, on head of penis under foreskin?

Difficult to know: At your age a recurring but resolving lesion on the glans may be nothing to worry about. However, this is something that has to be looked at to know. It could require nothing or a topical medication but could require further testing and even a biopsy. No reason to risk a problem. Get it checked out by your pcp, a urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female

Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female

Cancer not likely: Suspect minor injury. If it fails to evolve through healing during next 2 weeks, consider alternative diagnosis and biopsy. Avoid antibiotics and antiseptics. Leave open. Wash gently in shower. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?

I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?

No way to know: Without being able to visualize this and obtain further history any comment would be nothing but a guess. You need to show this to a doctor and be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describe her: Skin redness or irritation and Painful skin. What should she do? I also have a picture of the red spot if I'm able to send it

My Daughter is experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describe her: Skin redness or irritation and Painful skin. What should she do? I also have a picture of the red spot if I'm able to send it

SeborrhicDermatitis?: From your description it seems your daughter may have Seborrhic Dermatitis a skin condition that affects the scalp. It needs to be properly diagnosed and appropriatelytreated as it is a chronic condition and needs proper treatment. It may be be some other skin condition. Consult her doctor or a Dermatologist. How old is your daughter? ...Read more

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Red spot on skin what does it mean?

Red spot on skin what does it mean?

There are so many: Causes of red spots, you need to see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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Red spot on skin what does it indicate?

Numerous causes: A doctor would need to examine the spot in in order to try to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Red spot on skin indicate a pinched nerve?

Red spot on skin indicate a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve does not usually develop a red spot on the skin so likely not related. ...Read more

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Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?

Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?

Not to worry: This sounds like what are called cherry hemangiomas. These are little gifts that you get from one or both of your parents. They are simply made up of hundreds of small blood vessels. These growths never turn bad. You will continue to get more as you get older. They are very easily treated with a laser without leaving any marks. ...Read more

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7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?

7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?

Red skin: 7 years is a little old for a capillary hemanioma, do his eye seem to be red all the time, molluscum contagiousum is also possible. I would have to see a picture of this to make sure. ...Read more

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Dermatological problemsingle red spot/blemish on skin for 9 months now. Help please!?

Dermatological problemsingle red spot/blemish on skin for 9 months now. Help please!?

See your doctor: You may need a biopsy for a red spot that has not gone away or just an identifying diagnosis such as a telengectasia, spider vein or scar from a previous blemish. ...Read more

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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Almost anything: It could be an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin, or an irritant (non-allergic) reaction, or a fungal infection (ringworm), or any number of other things. A dermatologist needs to see it in person to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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