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Do you think this is or has a high chance of being basal cell carcinoma?.. I've had these sores on my lower abdomen & side of stomach since august 2011. Most of them look like open wounds that just never heal up. A couple of them are on my side & look m

Do you think this is or has a high chance of being basal cell carcinoma?.. I've had these sores on my lower abdomen & side of stomach since august 2011.  Most of them look like open wounds that just never heal up.  A couple of them are on my side & look m

The : The information you provided is already enough to raise a red flag. Any area of skin which appears as an open wound and never heals up raises the possibility of skin cancer and should be looked at. I understand your financial concerns, but seeing an appropriate physician (dermatologist would be a good start) for a biopsy is the best advice i can offer you. ...Read more

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What causes small red sores on skin that itch and open when rubbed; in abdomen and chest and back. Have had pain under armpits and breasts also.?

What causes small red sores on skin that itch and open when rubbed; in abdomen and chest and back. Have had pain under armpits and breasts also.?

See a doctor: It is inappropriate to diagnose your condition based on the description. It would be risky to suggest some possible conditions that cause this. Do the right thing. Show it to a doctor! ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain and vaginal swelling. No abnormal discharge or sores or smells. Applying pressure helps. No burning, itching and no problem urin?

Severe abdominal pain and vaginal swelling. No abnormal discharge or sores or smells. Applying pressure helps. No burning, itching and no problem urin?

See gynecologist: There are so many possibilities that without an exam or testing it would be difficult to evaluate in this format. If this is a new problem then see a gynecologist. If this is a chronic problem then consider gynecologist whom specializes in pelvic pain. ...Read more

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I have almost constant diahrea...Abdominal pain/discomfort, all over body aches and pain, mouth sores and hot flashes. ?

I have almost constant diahrea...Abdominal pain/discomfort, all over body aches and pain, mouth sores and hot flashes.  ?

See a doctor: I hope this has not been going on very long, because it sounds miserable. If it has just been a day, then rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast), and it should pass. If this has been going on for more than a couple days or is getting worse, you need to get to a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My belly button is red, inflamed, and has sores on the inside that are bleeding. What could be causing this?

My belly button is red, inflamed, and has sores on the inside that are bleeding. What could be causing this?

Irritation: The "belly button" area is extremely sensitive. If you simply scratch it once, it may start a reaction that itches more and then you scratch and the cycle gets worse and worse. In addition, the area is a common spot for psoriasis. Just leave the area alone for a few days and see what happens. You can try to rub in over the counter Hydrocortisone twice a day too for faster results. ...Read more

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I have had some cold sores appear right under my belly button, what can be the cause of this? They are various cold sores letting out liquid and blood

I have had some cold sores appear right under my belly button, what can be the cause of this? They are various cold sores letting out liquid and blood

May be Herpes Simple: You should have it checked, it may be herpes simplex or it could be a bacterial skin infection or an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Meanwhile do not try to squeeze or puncture these cold sores as they may spread. The doctor might take a culture from the the liquid coming out of the sores and treat you with antibiotics if indicated. ...Read more