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Spot On Skin That Looks Like A Bruise
Have the lesion: Evaluated by a dermatologist. I encourage my patients to see their dermatologist annually for a head to toe evaluation. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Almost anything: It could be an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin, or an irritant (non-allergic) reaction, or a fungal infection (ringworm), or any number of other things. A dermatologist needs to see it in person to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruise: A mole may become irritated due to a number of factors and appear "bruised". Any change in a mole or around a mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure the area is not indicative of something more serious. ...Read more
I have a red circle looking spot on my mons. It is flaking like dry skin. What could be causing this? Almost looks like a ringworm circle but 1 inch
Over the counter: It may be ring worm. Try using over the counter medication for ring worm. If that does not treat the lesion in 7-10 days, you may wish to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday I noticed a tiny raised red bump on my neck that stings when touched. Looks like a cherry hemangioma? but not look like a bug bite or pimple
Be checked : If this new since yesterday be checked for a tick. All the best. ...Read more
Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.
Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read more
Red cresent 2cm mark on outer thigh appered suddenly area around looks slightly pink what could it be? It is smooth to touch looks like a burn
Have a little black dot like a pencil dot on my face its not a black head nor spot it looks more like a freckle but its black ?
Black freckle: If this is new probably worth getting checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Infected cyst: Antibiotics may be ableto quiet it down but it probably needs to be drained. The cyst wall will be removed at the time of drainage. The cyst wall may need to be removed later after the infection has resolved. ...Read more
Cyst: The body tends to wall off any infection and when the infection resolves it can turn into a cyst and it will feel firm. It stretches the skin when it continues to grow. These type of lesions should be looked at to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I just noticed what looks like an insect bite on my face. A small dot, a white patch surrounding it then a big red ring around it. What is it?
Insect bite: Sounds like an insect bite. Get it looked at ASAP, as it may be a deer tic bite and you would be at risk for Lyme disease. Go to the nearest urgent care facility or your family MD or the ER for evaluation and tx options. Take a picture of it now for comparison later. The red ring is a concern and makes it more urgent. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a circle of blood under my skin,doesn't look like a bruise.Have a photo on my profile,Scared it's serious, could it be a blood blister?
Blood: its probably just an ecchymosis i don't believe we can see profiles unless you have a pvt consult ...Read more
3mm skin color/clear raised round mole on side torso . Looks like a blister. Itchy. Looks like it got bit bigger, but shaved over it. Should i worry?
I have a mole on my face. There seems a transparent layer on it . It looks like some fat. It makes the mole looks dispered. What is it ?
Mole: Hard to tell by the description. Any change in a mole should be checked by a dermatologist ...Read more
I have a bruise like mark on my foot near my ankle bone. This is completely painless and it is a pale brown colour (almost looks like a shadow).
Found dark colored splotch on skin. Looks like a bruise but the dark area feels elevated and dry. No itching. What could it be?
Many. get checked: A skin lesion that you have described could be due to many causes. Whatever the reason it is best ro have a dermatologist check it out if you want to know exactly what it is. If it is serious then early diagnosis is important. ...Read more
Random, dark coloured spot under skin on palm, slightly tender to touch and pretty small. Is it a blood spot or something worse?
Maybe: could be any number of things, mostly benign, but rarely of more concern. Let someone see it if it's worsening/enlarging or not improving within few weeks. ...Read more
There's a mole on my torso that stings to touch like a popped pimple. Is it a pimple that grew there? Growth?
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