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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 ?
I have a very small, size of pencil eraser black blister type thing at the entrance of my penis, wondering what it is. Does not hurt or itch. ?
Get medical examinat: Any pigmented lesion which is growing in size requires a medical examination from your doctor. You should go see your PCP without any further delay. It could be a melanoma which is a very dangerous cancer. If treated early it is curable but delays can lead to life threatening consequences. So act fact. ...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?
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??
This may be a form: of pigmentary purpura. But there are other causes of vascular trauma. I would see dermatologsit to get correct diagnosis and treatment options. The fact that it comes and goes means you need to see someone when rash is present. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne has always been a problem and recently i saw a small purple lump (about size of pencil eraser) between my breasts, it hurts a small bit too?
Manage it: I trust you are old enough to be here on HealthTap. All acne is manageable nowadays, and ignoring it results in a huge personal and eventually professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, up to 10% 2x/day, does not give a good result in a few weeks, call your primary care physician. If you're female, spironolactone is a good option; there are many others. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
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?
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
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