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Please tell me, could a benign skin lesion become cancerous?

Please tell me, could a benign skin lesion become cancerous?

Yes, sometimes: Most benign conditions remain benign. But there is always some risk for change to cancer, if the growth startes getting large faster than before. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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Can a scraped off skin lesion change color and still be rough?

Can a scraped off skin lesion change color and still be rough?

Depends: What kind of skin lesion? Was it scrapped off entirely? How was the scrapping done? Was there infection following the scrapping? The short answer to both parts of the question is yes, but it depends on the factors mentioned above.
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How long do docs recommend I should I keep skin lesion removals covered?

How long do docs recommend I should I keep skin lesion removals covered?

A week or two: As long as the lesions don't get too moist, and start to macerate, then you can keep it on for about ten days or so, and the wound will have the best chance to heal. I routinely ask my patients to keep them covered for this period of time. There is literature to support less infection, but also better healing when covered. ...Read more

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How can I post a picture of my skin lesion so I can get a more helpful answer?

How can I post a picture of my skin lesion so I can get a more helpful answer?

HealthTap "Prime": Free, public HealthTap questions and answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. Try HealthTap Prime for private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient using the Prime service can talk with the doctor and show the doctor pictures and lab results. An adult can ask for a minor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a supurating skin lesion?

It depends...: On the cause! Both infectious and inflammatory conditions cause these. Talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist to determine what you have, then you will be better able to know how to treat it! ...Read more

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Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Try it: First and foremost, it is important to remember that there is no one remedy that heals everything. Our bodies come with their own toolkit that can handle almost anything that we encounter. Since there are many different causes of skin lesions and reasons why they do not heal, a short term trial of this plant that has shown some healing potential is certainly reasonable. Do not eat it. ...Read more

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How long will you know that your skin lesion for many years is a danger?

How long will you know that your skin lesion for many years is a danger?

If it changes: You should be concerned and have the lesion examined by your doctor if the lesion changes color, grows larger, bleeds or becomes painful. ...Read more

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Is the skin lesion infected and contagious?

Skin lesion: It depends on what kind of the skin lesion it is. It needs to be examined. There are some skin lesions that are infected (baterial/viral/fungal) are are contagious. Others are non-infected and not contagious. ...Read more

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Skin lesion appeared overnight is it cancer?

Skin lesion appeared overnight is it cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer takes many years to form; so it is unlikely for a lesion that appears overnight to be cancerous. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an early cancer skin lesion look like?

Depends: Basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas and merkel cell carcinomas, to name a few of the more common skin cancers, can all look different. If you have a lesion you are concerned about see a doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Is this cancer or is it another disease if I have a growing skin lesion?

Is this cancer or is it another disease if I have a growing skin lesion?

See you doctor: It is not practical to tell without examining the lesion. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a skin lesion on my face?

What can I do to get rid of a skin lesion on my face?

Dermatologist.: See a dermatologist to have the lesion evaluated and/or removed with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can a tan skin lesion that was scraped off first layer by fingers change color and still be rough?

Yes: If there has been any change to a skin lesion, including coloration and texture, I recommend having it looked at by your doctor. It needs to be examined and possibly have a biopsy taken or have the lesion removed if needed. I do not recommend scraping the lesion deeper. ...Read more

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I made a research for my skin lesion. Got a same image called pilomatricoma. Is this too dangerous? Have this for 16yrs.

I made a research for my skin lesion. Got a same image called pilomatricoma. Is this too dangerous? Have this for 16yrs.

Get checked: Pilomatricomas are very rare but benign. Have it looked at by a doctor preferably a dermatologist to confirm its benign nature. Worst case scenario you'd need a small biopsy under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Slight bulge (not sure)on glans ofpenis, painless, brighter, no skin lesion, gets brighter & more assignable when cold, looks a bit less sensitive (not sure?

Slight bulge (not sure)on glans ofpenis, painless, brighter, no skin lesion, gets brighter & more assignable when cold, looks a bit less sensitive (not sure?

Here are some. ..: What you described could be just normal so it deserves a personal watch for next 3-4 months and see. If it doesn't change but remains as described, leave it alone with no further concern or action. If bothered mentally or physically or worsening, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Please help! I have red skin lesion on toddler's face?

Please help! I have red skin lesion on toddler's face?

Have him seen: A red lesion could be a bug bite, eczema, an infection, a viral rash, a broken capillary, a contact dermatitis...So best to have him/her seen. ...Read more

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I have a tan, asymptomatic rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

I have a tan, asymptomatic rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

Skin lesions need: To be evaluated by your doctor visually. Changes, bleeding, irregular boarders, variations in color are all signs to be careful. Please get it checked. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a tan, asymptomatic, rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

I have a tan, asymptomatic, rough skin lesion on my back. Is that a cause for concern?

Have it evaluated: A tan, asymptomatic, rough skin lesion can be various things. Most of these things are benign, but I would recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist to ensure that it is not a concerning lesion (like a skin cancer) or an unusual inflammatory or infectious disorder. ...Read more

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Please help! Check the picture of skin lesion that I have in my files and say if it looks like HPV connected skin warts ; (!

Please help! Check the picture of skin lesion that I have in my files and say if it looks like HPV connected skin warts ; (!

See a doctor in pers: I think it is best if a dr sees you in person to determine if you have warts. All warts are caused by the hpv virus whether they are on your genitals hands or feet. There are many different types of hpv virus is and different virus types occur on different locations. ...Read more

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Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

It's possible: Particularly for melanoma, one of the more aggressive types of skin cancer, tumors can sometimes occur in various areas of the body relatively far away from the original skin lesion. Sometimes a "sentinel" lymph node close to the original lesion is removed to check for early spread. However, for types of skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, it is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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I need to get a skin lesion removed by a plastic surgeon. What are the risks associated with this procedure? Thanks.

It depends: It will depend on what procedure it is that the Plastic surgeon would need to do. Only way to find an answer to your question is to go see a Plastic surgeon and ask this question after you have had an examination done by him/her and what he recommends as the next step/ procedure to remove your skin lesion. ...Read more