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Size Pencil Eraser
I have had a small about size of pencil eraser scab on my butt for about 7yrs. It goes away and comes back. Only crusty/painful if picked?
See MD: Do not pick or scratch the area. Have area seen by dermatologist or surgeon, as there may be a sinus tract that needs to be removed in order for it to heal. Keep in mind you can cause a serious infection if you pick at it. ...Read more
4 yr f has had a second chillblain occurrence in 5 mos. Summer here. On cushion of toes all 10 help. Lupus red size of pencil eraser. What to do?
Spots on toes/child: Seek medical attention today at an urgent car/ER ...Read more
Son has small puncture/hole the size of pencil eraser in back of his throat. Do we seek medical attention?
Yes: Go to the emergency room tonight. There is the potential for a serious infection. ...Read more
Sometimes I get red splotches on my legs that look like a pool of blood is underneath my skin- they're about size of pencil erasers. What is this??
Mole, not flat, size of pencil eraser removed 2 months ago. Biopsy was benign, noticed today a dark spot in middle of scar, could it be growing back?
Healing Scar: This is just part of the process of healing where you may see some dried up granulation tissue especially when it was cauterized or shaved superficially without the need for sutures. If it was suspected clinically to be cancerous, that mole should have been excised widely and deeply so sutures may have to be applied. ...Read more
I have a lump behind my right ear. Been there almost 2 mos. Size never seems to change. Size of pencil eraser. I have a pic if needed. What is it?
It could be a: Cyst or a lymph node. Get evaluated. Take care! ...Read more
Which drug likely to cause skin eruption (3bumps on leg size of pencil eraser) uribel (taking as needed and 150mg Neurontin (gabapentin) 1x day for 9 months now?
Uribel & Gabapentin: Gabapentin would be more of the culprit than uribel though skin reactions are still much less common in general with gabapentin. Your skin eruptions are so very localized. I would expect to gabapentin to have caused a more diffuse skin reaction. Skin biopsy will give you more clarity. I would be surprised if your biopsy shows a direct link to gabapentin since you've been on it for 9 months. ...Read more
What do cancerous jugulogastric nodes feel like? I'm scared I have cancer. Mine is 1/4 size of pencil eraser. Tongue and jaw pain. TMJ dx.
Rash on most of arms and legs looks similar to leopard print. Dots about size of pencil eraser. Aren't raised unless I itch them. What could it be?
Need eval: Need evaluation by your doctor or dermatokogist. This needs to be set and examined and cannot be done virtually. ...Read more
Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.
Sore on left labia. Off white center, round, size of pencil eraser, and red border. Resembles canker sore. Painful. Sexually active, 4 mo. Both clean.?
See GYN: There are many causes of your described sore but you should be seen by your doctor to ensure that you don't have an STD and get treated if positive. ...Read more
My grandson is six weeks old and has a red bump inside his bellybutton about the size of an pencil eraser. It also pusses what could it be?
Umbilical granuloma: This is an irritated growth. It is usually treated with silver nitrate application to the growth. It gets better in a few weeks. Call the doctor to have them do this simple non urgent procedure. ...Read more
About a month ago I had noticed two little brown spots about half the size of a pencil eraser but is flat like my normal skin is, opinions?
Picture: It would be helpful if you could show me a picture. ...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
I have a small red mark, about the size of a pencil eraser touching my pupil. Its getting darker but staying the same size, anything to worry about?
Probably not: If it looks like blood trapped under the clear cover of your eye, then it is likely a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. That means a broken tiny blood vessel. It can happen after straining on the toilet, coughing hard or vomiting. It can also happen from being hit in the eye. It will last 3-4 weeks. If it doesn't hurt then you can wait 3-4 weeks to have it checked, if it doesn't go away. ...Read more
I have a red "bit" about the size of a pencil eraser on my leg with a white ring around it. If its swollen I can't tell. Beleive got bit 3 hours ago?
Depends: This could worsen or just go away. You should see dermatologist for your answer. ...Read more
Round, hard skin tone growth on back. Not itchy. Size of a pencil eraser. Perfectly round. Been there 2 years. Concern?
Not likely: Most likely benign. A dermatologist can best answer your question after a look. ...Read more
My son has what appears to be a perfectly round blood blister on his chest. It is about the size of a pencil eraser. What should I do?
Depends: If new, and sudden may be from trauma, but if long standing, may be nothing to worry-would have a dermatologist check out, if new and does not resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more
My Son is experiencing a round rusty orange skin discoloration on his foot. The size of a pencil eraser. Just noticed, so it's probably new.?
I have 2 sm painless lumps on my scalp. 1st is size of a dime, 2nd is size of a pencil eraser. What r they & what type of doctor removes them?
Lipoma: A family doctor or dermatologist can remove lipomas. ...Read more
Cyst on scalp removed by doc, he didn't give me stitches but the hole is the size of a pencil eraser. Aftercare suggestions?
Warm soap and water in shower.
Apply polysporin to the wound.
Should close in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
I have a mole on my scalp covered by hair that is raise, the size of a pencil eraser and black, pink, and occasionally bleeds after washing my hair.?
Excise changing mole: Any pigmented lesion that is larger than 6mm, changes color, itches, bleeds, has irregular borders with or without a personal or family history of melanoma should have the lesion biopsied. If possible most often these lesions undergo an excisional biopsy. See your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist to have it addressed soon. ...Read more
I have a mole that was very small and raised but fairly flat. I woke up and now it's the size of a pencil eraser and beat red with a black dot on it.?
See doctor: The change in the mole you described warrants an examination and may be removal for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more
There is a brown spot on my lip. It is the size of a pencil eraser. It has been there for 2 months. It is a lot lighter, but spread/bit bigger in size?
What is the recommended removal procedure for squamous cell carcinoma the size of a pencil eraser? It appeared suddenly about 2 months ago and was diagnosed last week.
Small lump between my clavicle and shoulder just above armpit crease. Its about the size of a pencil eraser, no pain unsure if moves or not?
I had a red mark the size of a pencil eraser near my iris. It has now spread and gotten bigger. I can't get in to see my eye dr. Should I be worried?
Conjunctival hem.: If this is on the white of the eye, it is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is a usually spontaneous hemorrhage underneath the lining of the white of the eye. It is usually painless or only mildly irritated, and often is present upon awakening in the morning. Coughing, straining, rubbing can also cause this. They usually clear within a few days. See your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more
Went to the water park and burned bottom of my foot it now has a blister about the size of a pencil eraser should I pop it or how else should I treat?
I have a mole next to my left knee that has grown bigger and has changed color from light to a reddish color and is round. It is the size of a pencil eraser and has some scaliness to it. These changes have occured within the last 6 months or so. Two weeks
Get checked: It's best to go ahead and get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more