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What causes vascular lesions?

What causes vascular lesions?

Depends: It depends on what type of vascular lesion one is dealing with. ...Read more

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What causes eye lesions?

What causes eye lesions?

Common lesionss: Are caused by dryness, exposure to the sun, salt air, polluted air . Etc. ...Read more

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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

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What causes verruca?

What causes verruca?

Virus: Verrucas are warts which grow on the soles of the feet. These are non-cancerous skin growths and are caused due to the human papilloma virus (hpv). A verruca is by itself painless, but due to pressure exerted by the body weight, it can produce pain. Due to the body weight, the verruca gets pushed into the foot and it looks flat on the sole of the feet. ...Read more

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What causes pimples?

What causes pimples?

Nature: Acne pimples occur when the immune system detects the clump (comedone) of skin cells blocking a pore, trapping oils inside the skin, and also trapping some bacteria. The bacteria and oils leak into the skin, causing a reaction in which the immune system sends white blood cells in to push all of the stuff out of the body. After the pimple ruptures, it heals but imperfectly, leaving little scars. ...Read more

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Hi doc's what causes "multiple sclerosis"? What signs it appears?

Hi doc's what causes "multiple sclerosis"? What signs it appears?

Current thinking: Ms is an autoimmune disorder, which occurs in genetically susceptible folks, associated with environmental influences. But to date, we don't have all the information to prevent the onset. Various presenting signs provide clues of the onset of the disease. Since this is so complex, recommend going to mayo clinic site, wikipedia, or www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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What is vaginal lesions and what causes them ? What are symptoms?

Too broad: There are probably a thousand different ways to answer this question. That would require a textbook to do it justice. On this simple app it is best to be specific about what you have and what it looks and feels like. ...Read more

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What causes impetigo?

What causes impetigo?

A skin infection: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral antibiotic or a topical antibiotic like muciporcin. ...Read more

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What can cause skin lesions?

What can cause skin lesions?

Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot , painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

DNA abnormalities: Most cancers are the result of abnormal dna. This can lead to cell growth that is uncontrolled. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

Many causes: Risk and contributory factors to causing cancers would include genetics/family history of it, excessive exposure to agents- chemicals, pollutants, radiation, biologic, sometimes, we don't exactly know. Normal cells would grow, divide and die at an even pace but cancer cells would grow and divide at an alarmingly fast pace that it crowd out and impair the growth of surrounding normal cells. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

Genetic mutations: Cancer is clones-within-clones of cells bearing genetic mutations. The factors that really cause cancer (ionizing radiation, mutagenic chemicals, just dumb luck from random genetic errors) mutate genes or else cause massive cell turnover to allow selection for mutant clones. Bogus / political claims (cell phones, bad thoughts, GMO food, power lines) don't do this & ultimately get discredited. ...Read more

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What causes Cancer?

What causes Cancer?

Too many culprits!: 5-10% of the populations have a high risk of hereditary cancer. In addition, our gene is subject to thousands of hits every day, in the air, in the car....food, drinks, smoking, sun exposure, viruses..... to mention a few ! I am surprised that we are still alive! Count your blessings! ...Read more

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What causes skin cancer?

What causes skin cancer?

Sun damage, Genetics: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes genitals to itch?

What causes genitals to itch?

Men or women: There several differences between me and woman in this area. Here are the reason for woman related. Yeast infection sexually transmitted disease. Vaginal infection. Bacterial vaginosis. Genital herpes. Please if you want the part , write please. ...Read more

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What causes lesions in kidney? I have a few the largest being 23mm.

What causes lesions in kidney? I have a few the largest being 23mm.

Need more info: To answer accurately, need more specifics. Most common kidney lesions are benign cysts. Additional kidney findings include complex cysts, benign tumors such as angiomyolipomas , and cancers. ...Read more

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When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

See neurologist: There are many reasons for 'lesions' or 'white spots' but there shouldn't be many in someone aged 48. Would suggest seeing a neurologist for thorough evaluation and correlation between spots and clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes vascular lesions?

Depends: It depends on what type of vascular lesion one is dealing with. ...Read more

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What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.

What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.

What lesions?: Excess physical exertion isn't a risk factor for any vascular disease. "arterial lesions" often means atherosclerosis, a very serious disease for which fitness is actually protective. You're right to be curious about disease, but avoid letting personal impressions or emotional beliefs influence what you do or share with others -- whether it concerns, health, money, love or anything else important. ...Read more

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What causes eye lesions?

Common lesionss: Are caused by dryness, exposure to the sun, salt air, polluted air . Etc. ...Read more

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What causes dark lesions like moles to appear on face, ears, arms, and chest?

What causes dark lesions like moles to appear on face, ears, arms, and chest?

Could normal: Moles is general are considered to be normal unless it changes shape and size. If you have many lesions then i suggest you get an exam. ...Read more

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What can cause skin lesions?

Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot , painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more

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What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation. ...Read more

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What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Please tell me what can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Viruses, genetics: "intraocular inflammatory disorders encompass a broad spectrum of diseases that are a major cause of severe visual impairment." there are also tumors that can occur...Viruses can cause problems as can mutations, toxins, medications... ...Read more

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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

Sailvary Stones : Are the most likely answer but there are other lesions(both benign and malignant) which can have radiopaque aspects of the lesion.(chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (küttner’s tumour) of the parotid gland for example). ...Read more

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What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.

What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.

Anal fissures: These are more likely to be anal fissures rather than hemorrhoids which tend to look more like small bumps rather than sores. They are typically itchy and painful.These may be associated with certain conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and should be evaluated by your internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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My drs are stumped so i thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?

My drs are stumped so i thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?

Brain: This needs to be reviewed by a neurologist. As you are in newjersey , perhaps a referral to princeton med center is in order . Mapquest says you are about 1.5 hours apart . Grab your phone and make the call ...Read more

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What is vaginal lesions and what causes them ? What are symptoms?

Too broad: There are probably a thousand different ways to answer this question. That would require a textbook to do it justice. On this simple app it is best to be specific about what you have and what it looks and feels like. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause oral lesions?

Does smoking cause oral lesions?

It can: Smoking can cause oral cancer as well as other cancers in your body. Chewing tobacco can also cause oral lesions. ...Read more

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What could cause an 8 year old to get retinal lesions?

Multiple Causes: "retinal lesions" is a very broad term, describing pretty much any finding located in the retina. The broad categories include infection, inflammation, trauma, benign and malignant tumors, inherited diseases, or manifestation of systemic conditions. To answer your question better, it would help to know more details about symptoms and type of lesions that were seen. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

Bone mets: Some bone mets stimulate an abnormal bone formation response. Osteoblasts are the cells that form bone. If this response predominates, the met looks dense(sclerotic) relative to adjacent bone, and are called osteoblastic. If instead the mets cause a bone destructive response, they are called osteolytic. Some cancers can cause both lytic or blastic lesions. ...Read more