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Doctor insights on: Symmetric Skin Abnormalities On Both Sides Of The Body

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How can you tell whether some skin abnormalities are cancerous or not?

How can you tell whether some skin abnormalities are cancerous or not?

How they look: It depends on size, the margin, the color and pattern. If you have a lot of sun exposure and have a fair complexion, you are at risk. Have your primary care provider or a dermatologist look at them. ...Read more

Dr. Keira Barr
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Skin Abnormalities (Definition)

Skin abnormalities is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Is it possible for asthma to trigger skin abnormalities?

Is it possible for asthma to trigger skin abnormalities?

Unlikely: Asthma is a lung condition with mucus production, airway twitchiness, swelling, and inflammation that has symptoms of cough, wheeze, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath. No particular skin abnormalities are triggered by asthma, although patients with allergic asthma may have other atopic conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis). ...Read more

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What common skin abnormalities form after dieting (eating disorders)?

What common skin abnormalities form after dieting (eating disorders)?

Ugliness of Dieting: *lanugo - long thin hair all over body *dry/cracking skin *pale in face *vulnerable to infections/rashes due to reduced immunity from food restriction *pigmentation changes depending of which vitamins you are receiving anyone experiencing these changes should immediately see a physician as well as a therapist specializing in eating disorders. ...Read more

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What are skin abnormalities after excessive dieting (like in eating disorders)?

What are skin abnormalities after excessive dieting (like in eating disorders)?

Many Changes: Excessive dieting usually leads to nutritional deficiencies that can affect the appearance and strength of skin. Dryness, flaking, easy bruising, redness, sores, pimples, rashes, hairloss, mouth sores, and nail abnormalities can all occur with excessive dieting. ...Read more

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Tiny flat plaques all over my abdomen where I exposed skin while sunbathing in 60s. What are these skin abnormalities?

Tiny flat plaques all over my abdomen where I exposed skin while sunbathing in 60s. What are these skin abnormalities?

Fungal infection: Body fungus - tinea does not tan with sunbathing appears white compared to normal skin. If these have scale might have in addition seborrhic dermatitis. Use tgel shampoo to bathe avoid anti bacterial soap and use over the counter anti fungal creams twice daily. Orally take 1 clove of garlic chopped up in pieces swallow with water like pills will clear gut which might also have fungus. ...Read more

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Yellowish clearish liquid coming out of open area in gums only when applied pressure to no skin abnormalities in the area what is it?

Yellowish clearish liquid coming out of open area in gums only when applied pressure to no skin abnormalities in the area what is it?

Abscess ?: Your best bet is to have a dentist take a look. Without any other info including your age or condition of your teeth, it's impossible to tell. ...Read more

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Pain on the glans penis. Only hurts w/ contact No discoloration or skin abnormalities or any other symptoms I'm circumcised Any idea what it could be?

See remark: It is hard to guess,how long has this been going on? Just to test if it is a simple problem,get from a drug store a topical anesthetic cream and apply a dab on the area twice a day for a week .If it still persists,I am afraid you need to consult with a urologist Best of luck ...Read more

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27 years old, frm last 5 years I have sever pain in whole my left body side, from head to foot.I have bilateral maxillary retention cysts in both sinus?

27 years old, frm last 5 years I have sever pain in whole my left body side, from head to foot.I have bilateral maxillary retention cysts in both sinus?

Unrelated probably: Generalized severe pain on one side of the body would be unrelated to bilateral maxillary retention cysts. However, if the "cysts" are not true retention cysts and another pathological process, they could be related. See an ENT doc to help correlate. ...Read more

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What do you think about a skin problem that is exactly bilateral in shape, size and area of the body?

Have it looked at.: Could be several different things that could cause this problem. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Post bilateral breast capsulectomies. Skin above left breast & right side painful to touch, especially from support bra. What is this & what can I do?

Post bilateral breast capsulectomies. Skin above left breast & right side painful to touch, especially from support  bra. What is this & what can I do?

Possible Mondor"s: At times, veins under the breast become clotted and inflamed after breast surgery, a condition known as mondor's phlebitis. It is self limited and of no significance. You can take aspirin, or allieve, or ibuprofen, and apply heat to the area intermittently for several days. To insure this diagnosis, check with your doctor, especially if the symptoms worsen or don't subside in a few days. ...Read more

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In horrible pain. is it possible to have shingles w/o rash on both sides of body? Dr says no. Skin numb/piainful. Hurts to move. Want blood test.

In horrible pain. is it possible to have shingles w/o rash on both sides of body? Dr says no. Skin numb/piainful. Hurts to move. Want blood test.

Get checked up: Shingles causes a painful rash which may appear as a stripe of blisters on the trunk of the body. It is possible for pain to persist even after the rash is gone. This is called postherpetic neuralgia. But more of a history and exam are needed. A full work up with blood tests is a good idea. I suggest going to a clinic to get examined. ...Read more

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I have a headache. Both sides of my head.

Need information: Could be as simple as a tension headache, but not having other history, it is impossible to say. ...Read more

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Recurring skin eruptions in same location on both sides of face.?

Recurring skin eruptions in same location 
on both sides of face.?

Describe these: The term "eruptions" can have many different meanings to different doctors. If you could describe these (flat, elevated, small, large, colored, itchy, tender, pus-filled, and so on) it would be far easier to have some idea of what they might be. The best solution, however, is to have your local doctor take a look at them. ...Read more

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Why i can breathe better when i lie on the left side of my body, head specially.

Why i can breathe better when i lie on the left side of my body, head specially.

Guesses???: Of course a thorough and proper exam would be best to diagnose you, but possibilities could include a nasal/sinus blockage that affects your breathing on one side, that gets triggered when lying on that side. See a dr. And a good exam will let you know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have dry skin that affects only the left side of my body. Should this be a concern?

I have dry skin that affects only the left side of my body. Should this be a concern?

Dry skin: It may be related to some exposures you have but this is not a typical presentation and should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a headache and at both sides of my head it feels heavy what would you think it is?

I have a headache and at both sides of my head it feels heavy what would you think it is?

Need formal eval: Far too little information asking for far too much speculation. Have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting pains in the back of my head on the right side when i get the pains my body reacts different?

Pain: Any neurological pain on one side of the head can cause pain sensation and any kind of pain body react differetly, consule neurologist for evluation of migraine or any other problems of pain. ...Read more

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Sometimes there is a lot of pain in my head just like that my head is going to destroy and and pain is on both sides?

Headache: Teenager with intermittent severe global head pain bilaterally and who has not yet seen a doctor needs to see one. Could be migraines or something more worrisome. An MRI might be indicated. ...Read more