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What Does An Age Spot Look Like
Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was on mini pill and bled/spot for 4 months,so came off it ages ago,had the injection today will I bleed constantly on that like I did with the pill?
A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. ...Read more
I have a brown age spot on my face which has recently started to itch. Is this something that I should be worried about?
Brown spot: If itchy, yes you should get it checked out. ...Read more
Can age spots become cancerous? I have noticed what i think is my first age spot. Should i be concerned that it could turn cancerous?
No not really: Age spots mean different things to different people. But most spots on the skin that appear as we grow older are benign. So they rarely become cancerous. But skin cancer is relatively common. If there is anything that is growing and causing you concern, it should be checked by a physician or by a skin specialist(dermatologist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i got small white dot on top of my left nipple which is look like spot but when squizing nothing coming out should i be worry ?
Small dot: probably normal but see your PCPGet a more detailed answer ›
What does a tick bite look like and what does it look like if its Lyme disease and what are the symptoms got bit a month ago and spot still there?
Appearance varies: A tick bite can be invisible after the tick detaches, or leave a red spot. When lyme is in the tick, often (but not always) a red rash spreads out in a circle (can be other shapes too) and is often clearing from the center outward. Called a "bull's eye" rash because of its appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a light brown round spot the size of the tip of ur pinky on my pubic area just noticed when I shaved. If it was cancer what would it look like?
Check ABCD/ Melanoma: Moles are usually benign unless they begin to change color, size or borders. Mixtures of colors and border irregularity(read up on ABCD of Moles/melanoma) are signs to look for a dangerous mole. If it is one uniform color and has a round border then it is unlikely to be a melanoma. ...Read more
Absolutely: In general, I recommend having any changing skin lesion evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal at the age 55 to spot a little blood at had been having cramps for several days and then today 10-11-14 I spotted a little blood?
Post menopausal: Bleeding isn't normal. I suggest you see your primary care or OB/Gyn for a checkup as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more
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