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I've have a red mark on my hand for 2 yrs now and its started changing and spreading. It doesn't look like an age spot or cancer?

I've have a red mark on my hand for 2 yrs now and its started changing and spreading. It doesn't look like an age spot or cancer?

Get Checked!: I would get your primary doctor (or a dermatologist if you have one you can go to) to take a look at it and render an opinion, especially since you've observed a significant change. ...Read more

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Is scratching an age spot off bad?

Is scratching an age spot off bad?

Possibly: You may possibly cause scarring by scratching off a lesion. Another problem is if you want to have a definitive diagnosis of whether or not the lesion is a skin cancer, you would need to have the lesion present for the doctor to evaluate and biopsy. ...Read more

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Does everybody get age spot growths on their skin if they are lucky enough to live to be old ?

Does everybody get age spot growths on their skin if they are lucky enough to live to be old ?

Age spots: These "liver" or "age" spots, o/w called senile or solar lentigines, are very common over 40. Of course with pigmented lesions it is very important to consider more serious, and possibly life-threatening forms such as malignant melanoma. So, always see your dermatologist if a lesion is changing or has any of the warning signs of melanoma- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001853/. ...Read more

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Do I have an age spot or a birthmark?

Do I have an age spot or a birthmark?

Don't have a clue: On this public site we don't have access to anything you upload, so if you sent in a picture we cannot see it.If your spot was there within weeks of birth then it might be considered a birthmark.Otherwise you need to ask your doc or have someone look at it. ...Read more

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What does the spot after a tick bite look like?

What does the spot after a tick bite look like?

Often a red spot: The primary infection of lyme disease is a rapidly expanding ring. This should be promptly treated. A temporary red spot is a reaction to the tick rather than lyme. ...Read more

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My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

Possible geogrtongue: Median rhomboid glossitis is a rectangular area in the midcentral tongue where some taste buds are missing congenitally. Geographic tongue occurs with migratory red spots on the top surface of the tongue. Both are benign conditions. ...Read more

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Why on the rigth side of my 4 month old grandson head is flat we turn hem all the time it look like a baby that lay n 1 spot all the time but not hem?

Why on the rigth side of my 4 month old grandson head is flat  we turn hem all the time it look like a baby that lay n 1 spot all the time but not hem?

See your Peds doc!: There are some congenital abnormalities that are related to premature closure of the cranial sutures (craniosynostosis). In layman terms- areas of the head that can close early resulting in skull deformities. Some need to be fixed by surgery. There are some that are clearly positional- with modifying sleep habits or using a helmet- these deformities can be solved. Some are completely normal. ...Read more