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Doctor insights on: Small, Circular Indentation In The Skin

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I have a small circle indentation in the middle of my chest. Like when you take a hairband off your wrist. But I've had it for about a year. Normal?

I have a small circle indentation in the middle of my chest. Like when you take a hairband off your wrist. But I've had it for about a year. Normal?

Nondiagnostic: Without examining it, it's not possible to diagnose the indentation but it could be a genetic indentation of the sternum called Pectus excavatum. If you're concerned, have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

Dent on forehead.: I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead? ANS: great time for a live video consult so I can look at it and give better idea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a small indentation on the pubic area just where the penis meets touches the pubic area?

Is it normal to have a small indentation on the pubic area just where the penis meets touches the pubic area?

Yes: Dorsal aspect of phallus is proximally attached to pubic arch by suspensory ligament. ...Read more

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I have a small hole or indentation on my anus on the outer edge, it has no pain unless touched, no bleeding or leaking, any idea what it could be?

I have a small hole or indentation on my anus on the outer edge, it has no pain unless touched, no bleeding or leaking, any idea what it could be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to give a meaningful opinion without examining you. However, it does not sound like any thing serious. You may wait to talk to your doctor whenever you see him/her next.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi! So, I was washing my hands earlier, and on my right ring finger, I noticed a small indentation, like a pinprick. Need I be alarmed?

Hi! So, I was washing my hands earlier, and on my right ring finger, I noticed a small indentation, like a pinprick. Need I be alarmed?

Probably not: The only way to be sure it to have it evaluated by a doctor, especially someone with experience in dermatology. The most important thing to do is keep an eye on it, maybe by taking a picture of the spot next to a ruler so you have some reference later, and observe for change over time. ...Read more

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I have a small focal central disc herniation at t7-8 with indentation of cord on mri without signal changes. Emg ordered will this determine Surgery?

I have a small focal central disc herniation at t7-8 with indentation of cord on mri without signal changes. Emg ordered will this determine Surgery?

Doubtful: EMG will pick up large nerve signaling. At mid T spine, there should not be significant findings. Surgery is difficult at this level. What are the symptoms? Most likely an injection to the area (epidural) should help resolve discomfort. Typically, surgery is not attempted unless neurological deficits accompany the lesion. ...Read more

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I noticed a small indentation on my lower eyelid a few months ago and now when I pull the lid down there is a yellow patch should I be worried?

I noticed a small indentation on my lower eyelid a few months ago and now when I pull the lid down there is a yellow patch should I be worried?

Not really: It can be a cyst like sty which is less likely in your case as it is painful and there is a swelling of eye lid. It can be a chalzian cyst.
If it is bothering you better to see an eye specialist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have SLE and have developed a small indentation on the top of my head (not on both sides) and that spot is bald too.

I have SLE and have developed a small indentation on the top of my head (not on both sides) and that spot is bald too.

The indentation: Was always there...the loss of hair is called "ALOPECIA AREATA" a condition associated with SLE!!

Hope this is helpful'
Dr Z ...Read more

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How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!

How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!

Derm is correct: So you have some scars on your legs. I have some, too. They are from football, but people prefer my exciting war stories. My friends all wish they had some of their own. ...Read more

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I noticed a flat red rash on shins, no itch and a small indentation on my left leg. 38+ weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

I noticed a flat red rash on shins, no itch and a small indentation on my left leg. 38+ weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

Swelling: At this stage of pregnancy the uterus impedes venous return which leads to swelling in your legs. After a while this can result in a flat skin rash that doesn't itch and pitting edema.When u press on the leg it causes a pit or dent. Keep ur feet up as much as possible, wear maternity support hose, and it will improve after you have the baby. Do discuss this with your doctor. It can b a sign of toxemia ...Read more

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I had an u/s, small nodule lacking classic sonogram morphological features of a lymph node and an indentation on breast indentation, could it b cancer?

I had an u/s, small nodule lacking classic sonogram morphological features of a lymph node and an indentation on breast indentation, could it b cancer?

Need further eval!: With the limited info provided, you should seek opinion by Surgeon re need for Biopsy! Consider Breast MRI and or Breast tumor markers! Cancer is always a possibility and should be ruled out by Surgeon or Oncologist! Always worried re persistent lesions, especially if there is nipple retraction? Better be safe than sorry!, best Luck ...Read more

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I have an indentation on my leg. What is the cause?

I have an indentation on my leg. What is the cause?

Possibly a: Previous injury area? It is certainly nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have an indentation most of the way down my spine. Is this anything to worry about at all?

I have an indentation most of the way down my spine. Is this anything to worry about at all?

Possibility: That sounds normal. If the back muscles and other tissues are larger than the tips of the spine called the spinous processes, they will be higher and the tips will be lower in the midline creating the illusion of an indentation. ...Read more

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I have serious indentations on both of my thumbnails, which are very painful when pressure is applied on the nailbeds. Please help. Thanks.

Few possibilities: Without knowing several more pieces of your history and daily routine, this could be several things. One of the more common reasons is that you may be iron deficient, especially being a young female. Have your doctor do a few simple blood tests to start off with. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about about a dime sized, soft indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it about 2 weeks ago.

Should I be concerned about about a dime sized, soft indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it about 2 weeks ago.

No: No. Not if you have no symptoms. No pain. No headache. If you had any immediate symptoms, like headache, confusion, loss of consciousness - you should be checked by a doctor to make sure you didn't sustain any intracranial injury. ...Read more

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Is indentation from eyeglasses on your nose permanent?

Is indentation from eyeglasses on your nose permanent?

Not necessarily: If you develop red, deep indentations, see an eye doctor. You may need different frames. Although indentations caused by glasses are usually not permanent, they can lead to permanent dark spots in the area, especially in darker-pigmented individuals. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would cause breast indentation?

Could you tell me what would cause breast indentation?

If this is a new: Change to your breast - get medical evaluation. Sometimes this can be a sign of underlying malignancy. ...Read more

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2-3 inch long, 1/2 inch wide vertical crevice/indentation just off to the right on top of my skull. Only just noticed it. What could it be?

2-3 inch long, 1/2 inch wide vertical crevice/indentation just off to the right on top of my skull. Only just noticed it. What could it be?

Probably lifetime: Sounds like an incomplete closure of a suture in your skull. Not unusual. A a kid these thing close up and the cartilaginous borders harden--but no always. If you remember severe head trauma, it could be a cracked skull with irregular healing or mild depression. Can't think of anything currently serious but a cracked depressed skull fracture could have been. ...Read more

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I haven't found any consistent info on horizontal beau's line indentations and have read that each nail represents a group in the body, is this true?

I haven't found any consistent info on horizontal beau's line indentations and have read that each nail represents a group in the body, is this true?

No, but...: That's not true, but it does make for some imaginative story-telling. That would be similar to reading the lines on one's palms, or reading the lumps and bumps on one's skull. ...Read more

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Last week I noticed a skin indentation on my skin. It’s still there but now there is also pigmentation which seems to be darkening. Should I be concer?

Last week I noticed a skin indentation on my skin. It’s still there but now there is also pigmentation which seems to be darkening. Should I be concer?

Skin indentation: Was it after trauma or pressure on skin? Skin changes that do not resolve should be evaluated. Where was the skin indentation? If on the breast mammogram with sonogram is needed. If on other parts of skin face, or arms / legs may be early signs of basal cell cancer. Follow up with dermatologist. ...Read more