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What Is An Age Spot
Solar lentigos: 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 professional is also encouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it normal for a 2 year old boy to have what feels to be a fast heartbeat? Is it normal for the age
Normal: In the range of 115... Hope that helps ...Read more
What could cause a 26 year old male to develope a complete bald spot the size of a us dollar coin. Also is it something that could be treated?
Sudden bald spots: Sudden round bald spots could be an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata. These spots are the result of your immune system mistakenly fighting against hair follicles. A dermatologist may inject steroid or prescribe steroid creams to help reduce inflammation and allow the hair to grow back. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what appears to be a l2-3 cyst. It is palpable and visible. What is the treatment for this?
See surgeon: The treatmetn for a cyst is to have it surgically removed. See your doctor for evaluation and the proper referral. ...Read more
In what age range is someone most likely to have a melanoma? During what age range does it not occur?
Melanoma: It is very rare in young children (they don't get much sun, and not enough time for genetics or heredity to have their effect), and becomes increasingly common after the late teens. Chronic sun exposure or a strong family history are the major risk factors. Pigmented moles that are asymmetric, with an irregular border, with a change to a darker color, larger than 1/2 a centimeter should be checked. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What kind of exam test is given for knee pain? What is a valgus stress test? Is it suppose to hurt when that exam is performed?
When a female see a small amount of yellowish discharge, what is it?. If it is an STD what can she take?.
18 yrs: Most societies and doctors recognize age 18 as the minimum age to undergo breast implant surgery. Most 18 year olds are mature enough to understand the risks of surgery and the consequences of their decisions. Further, most have fully developed breasts with the exception of pregnancy-related changes. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
The term "ocular migraine" can be confusing: It's sometimes used to refer to two different conditions, one of which usually isn't cause for concern, and the other which might have more–serious complications. In some cases, ocular migraine describes a migraine aura that involves your vision. Migraine auras include a variety of sensations — often visual, but which also may include other sensations, such as numbness — that precede or accompany a migraine. Aura can sometimes occur without an associated headache. A migraine aura that affects your vision is common. Visual symptoms are short lasting. A migraine aura involving your vision will affect both eyes, and you may see: Flashes of light, Zigzagging patterns, Blind spots, Shimmering spots or stars. These symptoms can temporarily interfere with certain activities, such as reading or driving, but the condition usually isn't considered serious. Sometimes, ocular migraine is used as a synonym for the medical term "retinal migraine. " A retinal migraine is a rare condition occurring in a person who has experienced other symptoms of migraine. Retinal migraine involves repeated bouts of short–lasting, diminished vision or blindness. These bouts may precede or accompany a headache. A retinal migraine — unlike a migraine aura affecting vision — will affect only one eye, not both. However, most often, loss of vision in one eye isn't related to migraine. It's generally caused by some other more serious condition. So if you experience visual loss in one eye, be sure to see an eye specialist. ...Read more
Absolute neutrophil: Count (anc) there are different types of white blood cells. The polys or neutrophils fight off baterial and fungal infection so knowing how many there are is important. This is especially the case because many chemotherapy drugs reduce the neutrophil count leaving one open to infection. Knowing the anc helps doctors determine how vulnerable a patient is to infection or sepsis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 145 cm: The suitable height for 11 years old female is between 145 cm (58 inches) to 155 cm. ,this height will show that the child is growing well in height .But the height varies in different ethnic groups and also depends on nutrition and health status . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
35yo female,brown age spot on breast & itchy.1st appeared & felt like a burn then turned brown on left breast. Also petite pois sized lump on bra line?
Will age spots eventually fade on their own? If i wear sunscreen every day, will my age spots eventually fade and disappear?
Not that easy: If you truly want the age spots/discoloration to fade (never disappear) you should seek the help of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The treatments will range from topical use of skin lightening agents (hydroquinone) to laser treatments (photo facial/fraxel/etc). Also an experienced aesthetician can be quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have spots on my body. Looks like age spots, but it's not. Tried anti fungal cream and Celltone. Spots are just increasing.
Age spots: Need pictures.. Not likely at your age. ...Read more
Age Spot Treatment: Renova, (tretinoin) in my opinion, has no place in treating any skin condition. Retin-a replenishes collagen & reduces wrinkles. To treat spots requires hydroquinone. This can be used alone, but is best combined with retin-a, an Alpha hydroxy to remove abnormal cells, a pH restorer and a sun block. The obagi nu-derm system is the best way to do this. See a plastic surgeon specializing in skin rejuvenation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 61 years old and noticed age spots on my face. What is the best approach to get rid of them. Creams? Laser? Retin-a?
I'm 52 have age spots and starting to get lines around my mouth and wrinkles under my eyes. I have oily skin?
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
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
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
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