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What Is A Bathing Trunk Nevus
Congenital Nevus: A bathing trunk nevus is a common term used to describe a giant congenital nevus. These large moles or birthmarks are present at birth and can cover the entire trunk (like a one piece bathing suit). There is in increased chance of developing melanoma in these lesions compared to smaller moles. These children should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a male of almost 20 yo, I have a becker's nevus on the torso, and my forearms are getting hairier in all of a sudden! is it normal ?
Keep an eye on it: Only about 1 guy in 200 gets a Becker's. Richard Gere and a couple of other mainstream / "adult" male actors show theirs off; my physician colleagues who have them all think they're fun. The increased risk of melanoma is low; watch all of your skin like anyone else. Most young men get a spurt of thicker body hair around your age. Have a dermatologist evaluate the nevus now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting little white bumps on my upper front torso. At first I thought they might be skin tags but they look more like colourless moles.
This sounds like....: ...Molluscum Contagiosum, a skin condition caused by a virus of the same name. It's contagious, but most of the time people only spread it to other parts of their own body. There's no specific treatment but it goes away on its own. If you do a Virtual Consult on Health Tap Prime, you can upload a photo & we can probably tell you for sure. Best wishes! ...Read more
Red pin size dots showing up on my torso and legs. Not raised, don't itch/hurt. Other moles have been looking strange and need checked. Poss related?
Cherry angiomas: These benign skin lesions are called 'cherry angiomas' . These red spots are associated with pregnancy, 'hormones', aging and liver disease. See your physician/dermatologist for confirmation because sometimes a melanoma can present with various shades of red-black. Any 'strange moles' need double-check ('the ugly duckling sign'), but may not be related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Clark's nevus is a type of atypical (dysplastic) nevus or mole. Many dermatologists feel these are benign, some experts think they're precursors to melanoma. Having many clark's nevi always increases the risk of melanoma. Becker's nevus is a benign (normal) nevus that occurs on the trunk, often in boys and men. They're often large and light brown. Sometimes hairs can grow from it (after puberty). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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