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Types Of Cysts Under The Skin
Epidermoid cysts: The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. This type of cancer is serious and has worse prognosis compared with other types. It requires chemotherapy and surgery at the outset. ...Read more
Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more
What kinds of gynocological surgical procedures can remove discolored folds of skin around the vagina opening....?
Labiaplasty: Vaginal lips vary. Nothing needs to be done as long as there aren't any problems (eg. Pain with intercourse, tight clothes, thong). Cosmetically some women decide to modify their labia, but should proceed with caution. Most of time results of surgery are good, but sometimes pain can linger and interfere with sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can glutatione remove the discolorations of acanthosis nigricans from the groin and genital areas?
Acanthosis nigricans: No, but weight loss canGet a more detailed answer ›
It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pigmentation: Some areas of the skin are darker by nature. Underarms, genital skin, etc. If you ever get rashes or irritation or are irritated by shaving, minimizing those things can help. Typical bleaching creams are not used under the arms. If it is really distressing, laser lightening of the skin could be tried. ...Read more
A lot of blackheads on the skin around the vagina. Some swell into cysts which feel large under the skin and the pus smells. What is it?
Yes: Hi Jeniffer, Yes, the arm pit is a common place for cysts to develop. Based on your brief description, I am unsure of what type of cyst you may have, however just for your general information. I have included an article about epidermoid and sebaceous cysts, a common type of cyst that we encounter clinically. Hope this helps. http://wb.md/1k6wVL9 ...Read more
Skin tissues: This diagram gives an excellent depiction of different tissues in skin: http://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=viJGPXeW&id=B7858E6F62339CF82AEB418F8E10F08A2729FB2F&thid=OIP.viJGPXeWTLLjPxf9nFEUwgEKDq&q=skin+tissue&simid=608020963741139983&selectedIndex=29&ajaxhist=0 ...Read more
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