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What is a bathing trunk nevus?

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 more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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I have noticed around 40 moles on my back and trunk suddenly. What could be the cause?

I have noticed around 40 moles on my back and trunk suddenly. What could be the cause?

It would: be very unusual for multiple moles to appear quickly. Best bet is to see a dermatologist for a comprehensive skin check. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What is atypical Nevus?

What is atypical Nevus?

Dysplastic nevus: Researchers have shown that dysplastic nevus or atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma. Make sure your nevus is managed by a dermatologist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysplastic_nevus ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nevus be colorless?

Yes: Some moles can be flesh colored (or light tan) and dome shaped called intradermal nevus. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more