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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I am 22 and loosing hair and has black spots randomly along his scalp. Spots are new hair loss is not. Mom thinks it's from using rogaine (minoxidil)?

I am 22 and loosing hair and has black spots randomly along his scalp. Spots are new hair loss is not. Mom thinks it's from using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Doubt it.: I doubt very much that either the black spots or the hair loss are due to rogaine (minoxidil) -- but I'm not sure what you mean by "black spots". Are they little black dots, about the width of a hair shaft? If so, you could have a fungus infection. Is the hair loss uniform or patchy? In short, you should see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Fungal infection.: There is a form of fungal infection known as black dot tinea due to the fact that the broken hair at the site of the skin reveals a "black dot". Additionally fungal infection can definitely cause hair loss and progress rapidly if left untreated. Start using an over the counter shampoo containing selenium sulfide, but get to an md to evaluate your scalp and possibly perform a scraping for fungus. ...Read more

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I have black spots on my scalp where my hair has thin and 2 spost on my face as well as on my ear. It's not acne or blemish. They scab up. What is is?

I have black spots on my scalp where my hair has thin and 2 spost on my face as well as on my ear. It's not acne or blemish. They scab up. What is is?

Black skin spots: Without a picture, it is hard to say. These could be many things, including benign nevus, seborrheic keratosis, or solar lentigos (due to sun exposure), to name a few. These do not usually scab up unless irritated/scratched. Basal cell carcinoma (a low grade type of skin cancer) can be pigmented. If there are irregular borders and coloration with bleeding or bump, this should be seen by MD ...Read more

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I have a very small clump of very very small black spots on my finger tip....What is it?

I have a very small clump of very very small black spots on my finger tip....What is it?

Impossible to say: If there is no pain involved then it is unlikely to be serious. Have a doctor look at it if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Just noticed small black spots on my leg, looks like I sat on a magic marker. Wasn't there last week?

Just noticed small black spots on my leg, looks like I sat on a magic marker. Wasn't there last week?

Dermatology: Any "black" spots on your body should be evaluated by a skin specialist. Without a photo it is impossible to diagnose. Please see a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a few tiny black spots on my anus. They're not painful and I didn't notice until I shaved the area. What could this be?

I have a few tiny black spots on my anus. They're not painful and I didn't notice until I shaved the area. What could this be?

Freckles versus...: ...something more concerning like Kaposi's sarcoma? Without a picture its impossible to say from here. Please have your local doctor check for you-- ...Read more

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After I went tanning I notice tiny black spots had appeared they were not there before and it's the first time I went tanning should I be worried?

After I went tanning I notice tiny black spots had appeared they were not there before and it's the first time I went tanning should I be worried?

Tanning, Lentigos: Tanning in tanning artificial tanning beds puts you at a greater risk for developing all types of skin cancer. Notably, tanning bed use increases your risk for melanoma by 75%. I strongly advise against ever using tanning beds from this point forward. As for the black spots, they are most likely benign solar lentigos, but they should be evaluated by a physician - as any new lesions should be. ...Read more

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I have 2 small black spots at the base under my middle toenail. I don't recall banging it but was stepped on once. I don't know if it has grown?

I have 2 small black spots at the base under my middle toenail. I don't recall banging it but was stepped on once. I don't know if it has grown?

Trauma: It is nit unusual for that discoloration to occur under a toenail that has been traumatized and it may last weeks. If you have more concern, consult a podiatrist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I've been spotting off and on. A cpl times it turned yelllow when it dried and there were tiny dark brown/black spots with it. What can cause this?

I've been spotting off and on. A cpl times it turned yelllow when it dried and there were tiny dark brown/black spots with it. What can cause this?

Be seen: You need a thorough check up with cultures and a Pap smear. You may also need an ultrasound. All the best figuring this out. ...Read more

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Why do I suddenly have small spots floating in my peripheral vision? A few weeks ago I noticed little black spots floating in my peripheral vision. At first I kept mistaking it for little gnats, but I realized it was just spots. It looks like the floati

Why do I suddenly have small spots floating in my peripheral vision? A few weeks ago I noticed little black spots floating in my peripheral vision. At first I kept mistaking it for little gnats, but I realized it was just spots. It looks like the floati

The: The back of the eye is filled with a jelly call vitreous. As we get older it tends to break up and clump into little floaters. These often present similiarly to your description. Most of the time these go away with time. It is a good idea to get an eye exam if this is a new problem becuase a few patients with this problem can develop a retinal detachment. Although commonly referred to as floaters the fancy name for this is a posterior vitreous detachment. A link to the page at the american academy of ophthalmology below goes into more detail. Other problems can present as above but this is the most common finding when a patient presents with a similiar story.

http://www. Geteyesmart. Org/eyesmart/diseases/floaters-flashes. Cfm. ...Read more

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Hii doctor I had small black spots on my face. .......

Comedies: These may be comedones that may be improved with extraction techniques. If they are growing or changing, see a dermatologist for possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Small black spots on my breast. Wt could be the reason?

Small black spots on my breast. Wt could be the reason?

Moles: These could be nevi or more likely seborrheic keratoses. These lesions do not become cancerous usually. See you dermatologist for the exact answer. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny black spots at the back of the body?

What can cause tiny black spots at the back of the body?

Spots: This could be from folliculitis, seborrheic keratoses or from other problems. You need to see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are tiny black spots on the tip of your tongue just birthmarks or something else?

Are tiny black spots on the tip of your tongue just birthmarks or something else?

Varies: Based on ethnicity, they could be melanin discoloration. If not swollen or painful, you could see a dentist to satisfy curiousity. ...Read more

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Hi. I saw two tiny black spots on my iris (hazel eyes). I am worried. What could this be?

Hi. I saw two tiny black spots on my iris (hazel eyes). I am worried. What could this be?

Possible ephelis: You may have small freckles (epheli) or moles (nevi) that are almost always benign. By the fact that you 'just' discovered them, A friendly visit to an EYE MD would be very reassuring to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Black spots/sprecks in stool, stool is not completely black but I can see many small spots which don't look normal. Stool color is also different.

Black spots/sprecks in stool, stool is not completely black but I can see many small spots which don't look normal. Stool color is also different.

Fecal impaction: You should see your primary doctor. Fecal impaction, constipation could be explanation for your symptoms.
If you have bleeding (when stool could be black/dark red) colonoscopy can help understand the source of bleeding. Cancer/cancer bleeding unlikely at age 21.
Another test: stool for parasites.
Thank you for question. ...Read more

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My fren has black spots on her tounge. Its painless and its at either side of her tounge. Its having small blisters on it. She don't use tounge cleaner?

My fren has black spots on her tounge. Its painless and its at either side of her tounge. Its having small blisters on it. She don't use tounge cleaner?

Pigmented spot: Should be evaluated. Please encourage your friend to see her Dentist, a Periodontist, or an Oral Surgeon. She should schedule as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dark very small black spots are the signs of vitamin a defeciency?

Dark very small black spots are the signs of vitamin a defeciency?

Floaters: What you are seeing may be floaters, which may be due to a variety of eye disorders (e.g., vitreous syneresis, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal detachment...Etc.). If you ever experience a shower of floaters or flashes of light, you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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My teenage son has several tiny black spots surrounded by white inside both ears. What might these be and how should they be treated?

My teenage son has several tiny black spots surrounded by white inside both ears. What might these be and how should they be treated?

Guessing here: Probably open comedones, aka 'blackheads'. It may be tricky to do, but applying any standard topical acne treatment should help. If the issue persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I see small black spots when looking through my left eye?

I see small black spots when looking through my left eye?

Likely floaters: Vitreous floaters increase with aging of the eye. Depending on various factors, such as refractive error, genetics, eye diseases or injuries, the presence of floaters varies. But as you do age, the number increases. Remember to always follow up with your eye doctor if sudded changes occur. ...Read more

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Hello doc, I have small black spots on my back and arms. Do you have any solutions how to remove those? Thank you. ..

Hello doc, I have small black spots on my back and arms. Do you have any solutions how to remove those? Thank you. ..

Difficult to answer: By just saying "black spots" it is not possible to say what is causing your problem. This could be simple hyperpigmentation from some dermatitis, acne or other condition. Or it could be other things. I would suggest you have these "spots" examined to determine exactly the diagnosis and then possible treatments. ...Read more

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On my susceptibility weighted imaging scan there were two small black spots. Dr said these were just blood vessels. How can he know?

On my susceptibility weighted imaging scan there were two small black spots. Dr said these were just blood vessels. How can he know?

They probably: Had a characteristic appearance that the doctor sees all the time, and were therefore of no significance. ...Read more

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Hi, I have got small black spots in between my breast am getting worried pls what is the likely cause and I have lumps removed before. Thnx?

Hi, I have got small black spots in between my breast am getting worried pls what is the likely cause and I have lumps removed before. Thnx?

Not A Breast Issue: Small black spots between the breast or on the breast is not related to a primary breast issue, such as breast cancer. This woul dhave something to do with the skin. Se a dermatologist for a check and they should be able to tell you the issue. ...Read more

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I have found 4 black spots on my left breast? No small bumps are anything!

I have found 4 black spots on my left breast? No small bumps are anything!

Probable skin issue: Your should have your doctor check just to make sure it is limited only to the skin, but you may well have nevi (moles which are usually benign) or some other skin lesion. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tiny bumps and black spots on your lips that is very itchy?

How to get rid of tiny bumps and black spots on your lips that is very itchy?

SPOTS ON LIPS: I CANNOT SEE THEM.
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE.
ARE YOU REALLY 127 YEARS OLD?
PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP AND BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I had faced a problem due to so many pimples on my face and black spots on my face and a small holes on my face. How to reduce them?

I had faced a problem due to so many pimples on my face and black spots on my face and a small holes on my face. How to reduce them?

Acne: Might consider seeing a dermatologist or aethetician for help. Isotretinoin or even lasers can help clear that up if antibiotics and topical medications like Differin (adapalene) or Retin A or Benzoyl peroxide don't work well enough. ...Read more

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I have tiny black spots.... Since many years... Which seem to spread. Non itchy... At my back upper part.... Outre side of upper arm.... Forehead..

I have tiny black spots.... Since many years... Which seem to spread. Non itchy... At my back upper part.... Outre side of upper arm.... Forehead..

See a dermatologist: Cannot be diagnosed without direct observation: you have let this go on for "many years" and today want a diagnosis: NO: see a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I have tiny black spots on my breast almost looks like a black head when squeezed white stuff comes out some are red instead of black. Is this normal?

I have tiny black spots on my breast almost looks like a black head when squeezed white stuff comes out some are red instead of black. Is this normal?

It is a blackhead: What you describe is a form of blackhead. Although most people are familiar with this on their face, this can also occur on the chest or back. Not serious, just ugly... : (
There are treatments to make formation of these less likely but if there is just one or two a gentle squeeze is okay. ...Read more

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I smoke a pack a day & weed everyday & sometimes I get sick just get light headed I see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

I smoke a pack a day & weed everyday & sometimes I get sick just get light headed I see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

Sobriety: I appreciate that you may not like this advise, but it sure sounds like your body needs a break. You are putting your physical and mental health at risk. If you have the disease of addiction you are also putting yourself at risk for despair or worse.

Your brain may need some days of clarity. You may need less carbon monoxide circulating in your blood stream and more oxygen. Please take a break. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my forehead a lot of them. When I pop them white liquid comes out, also I have small black spots on my chin & nose?

I have small bumps on my forehead a lot of them. When I pop them white liquid comes out, also I have small black spots on my chin & nose?

Acne?: How are these different from the universal pimples of acne? Adults can have acne as well and may be part of a dermatological condition known as acne rosacea and it's treatment is not unlike that of teenage acne. ...Read more

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Not sure if just floaters. Been seeing small black spots in vision. Occur 1 at a time for only a second. Opthamologist says eyes look fine. Vascular?

Not sure if just floaters. Been seeing small black spots in vision. Occur 1 at a time for only a second. Opthamologist says eyes look fine. Vascular?

Neurologist?: Sometimes people get the floaters but no headaches that are often associated with certain types of migraines. A neurologist may have to evaluate if your problem continues. ...Read more

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I noticed some fairly small (No larger than a sesame seed) solid black spots in my brown stool recently. Could it just be diet? Should I see a doctor?

I noticed some fairly small (No larger than a sesame seed) solid black spots in my brown stool recently. Could it just be diet? Should I see a doctor?

Yes/no: Your digestive enzymes and the debris in bile will do some interesting things with stool debris. I cannot think of anything bad that your findings would suggest. That you are actually following your poo that closely makes me wonder if your not giving us the whole story. If this is all it is, ignore it and get on with life. ...Read more

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I m a boy! When I do sex 1-2 times in a day I get some small black spots starting from my cheeks to my nose! I get some pimples on my face too! I m 18?

I m a boy! When I do sex 1-2 times in a day I get some small black spots starting from my cheeks to my nose! I get some pimples on my face too! I m 18?

Not sure: What to tell you. You may have played it hard- too intense that small blood vessels (capillaries) burst to cause those black spots. Could be pressure petechiae, which is self limiting. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more