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Getting white spots on the skin?

Getting white spots on the skin?

Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my tonsils?

What are the white spots on my tonsils?

Tonsils: The white spots could be a sign of an infection, but you should be sick with sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, etc. If you feel fine, but have white spots, this is usually tonsilloliths-white concretions that form in the crypts or crevices of the tonsils. It is a harmless condition, but can be annoying due to some discomfort and sometimes halitosis. Good oral hygiene can sometimes help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more

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What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

Isotope deposits: A bone scan invovles injecting a radioisotope into the body. The brighter white areas are where the body has deposited more of the isotope than the less bright areas. Some of this is normal, such as in the bladder but some of these areas may be abnormal. ...Read more

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There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes white patches on the skin?

What causes white patches on the skin?

White Patches: Psoriasis and vitiligo, may cause a light or white patch or other discoloration on skin. Treatment focuses on controlling the length and severity of flare-ups. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the white spots on my nails?

What is the white spots on my nails?

Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment. ...Read more

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White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read more

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What do white spots on the kidneys mean?

What do white spots on the kidneys mean?

On ultrasound: The white spots are calcifications in the material of the kidney (nephrocalcinosis) or stones (nephrolithiasis). Chronic kidney disease can also give a diffuse white appearance in the outer layer (cortex). ...Read more

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Reason of white spot on the throat?

Reason of white spot on the throat?

Tonsilar pocket: A lot of people mistake tonsilar plugs for pus pockets. They kind of look the same. Pus pockets are associated with tonsilar swelling due to inflammation and redness. If all you have is a white looking pocket but nothing else, it may be normal. Tonsilar epithelium regenerates and creates this kind of appearance due to the fact that the ducts are long and coiled. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my back?

Dermatological eval.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Red rash and white spots on back?

Red rash and white spots on back?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to give specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause white spots on the nipple?

What can cause white spots on the nipple?

Montgomery Glands: The skin of the nipple has modified oil (sebaceous) glands that lubricate the nipple called montgomery glands. Cysts can develop when these get blocked; rarely, these get infected and need to be lanced. Bottom line: no pain/no drainage/no worries. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils means?

White spots on tonsils means?

Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Painless small blood blisters on the sides of tongue and white coating.......is this a liver problem?

Painless small blood blisters on the sides of tongue and white coating.......is this a liver problem?

Not likely: More likely to be a viral infection. However, if you are concerned about liver you might possibly be drinking too much...if so, try to get help for that BEFORE you develop a liver problem! Good luck. ...Read more

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Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read more

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Whay causes spots on white matter of the brain?

Whay causes spots on white matter of the brain?

Many causes: White matter lesions can be caused by a very wide range of things, ranging from toxic exposure to multiple sclerosis to hypertension to chronic migraines. A neurologist can help you put the imaging findings into perspective with the rest of your clinical picture, and guide further workup and treatment as needed. ...Read more