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Ok so ive been using a few different soaps because I'm

good morningJA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: ok so ive been using a few different soaps because I'm trying to stay away from putting all those chemicals on or near my body and i've noticed that my vaginal area is sensitive to some. I have this darker area of skin that is irritated and sometimes ichy.JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?Customer: it comes and goes.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: yes i'm a lesbian and I'm hoping it's not somethin worse like an std

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I had this extremely small what I thought was a skin tag or

I had this extremely small what I thought was a skin tag or flesh colored mole. After biopsy, turned out to be a very small basal cell carcinoma. They are going to do a ED& C procedure on it. I have a few questions. Wouldn't the biopsy have already taken it off since it was so minute? Also how long does this procedure take? Do they go really deep? She told me they do it 3 times. If I were to do nothing, would it be dangerous to let it go?

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I had molluscum on my pubic region which the doctor treated,

I had molluscum on my pubic region which the doctor treated, and said cleared up about two months ago. Today i noticed a bump there, which is very small, maybe 1mm or less, is pinkish, and has a hair which i'm not sure if it's coming out of the bump, or is sort of next to it. Can i send pictures and get an opinion?

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In the past few weeks I have noticed some very small

In the past few weeks I have noticed some very small somewhat firm bumps on the shaft of my penis. I have been battling a host of dermatology issues the past few years including lhycus palantis in the same area years ago which was diagnosed with a biopsy. I noticed one of the small bumps about 6 months ago and it went away quickly.JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you in any pain?Customer: About a week and no pain.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?Customer: Nothing that comes to mind other than the dermatology issues. Also have vitaligo and some sort of out break on my forehead and sides of my face that o treat with a steroid cream.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.

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My daughter has tiny scattered specks on some of her

My daughter has tiny brown scattered specks on some of her fingers. They are the size of teeny tiny pepper. She is 13JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: No, she cut her finger on a kitchen knife but I must say that it was a very clean cut that almost 100% healed. She wanted me to mention that . I don't think it has to do with it as her cut is almost healed. But she said the specks were on the cut finger and now they are on other fingers. Have not seen a doctor. We don't have insurance. Just moved and are not set up yet. It doesn't hurt or itch.JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: It's not painful at allJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: http://www.justanswer.com/dermatology/8atkq-recently-noticed-tiny-grey-black-dots-fingertips.htmlJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Dermatologist about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: It is similar to that link but not clustered. I'd say only 2 -3 specs on each finger.

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33 year old female. 3-4 weeks ago starts to experience itch

33 year old female. 3-4 weeks ago starts to experience itch on both forearms. Thought it was due mainly to my anxiety about other life events. Itch still has persisted. Some redness and/or botch on arms. Getting in my head now and I feel itchy all over at random times. Itch level can be ignored for most part and not itchy all the time. Do have some itch in genital region. Went to a dermatologist today and she prescribed /clindamycin-topical and Triamcinolone. Said take 2x daily for 2 weeks and if not better we will explore other possibilities.I have not changed anything I have done, bathed or washed in. No change in diet.No fevers, weight loss or other obvious health issues. No noticeable or large lumps in groin, armpits or neck, though I thought I felt a moveable lymph node In posterior triangle.I do have cervical ribs and neck issues.Will these even work for this? I read about acne and pharmacist was surprised these were prescribed for this.What other issues could this be? Father and law recently died of esophageal cancer so I am worried it would be lymphoma??

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I have a history of melanoma in situ as well as basal cell

I have a history of melanoma in situ as well as basal cell carcinoma. I'm a 42 y/o white female with melanonychia of my great toe. I have two photographs taken three months apart. I need advice of whether or not I should have a biopsy of the nail matrix done

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I am wondering why my face looks worse than it ever has

I am wondering why my face looks worse than it ever has because I'm in Esthetician school and we perform facials on each other at least 3 times a week. I'm wondering why the pigmentation is there. Is it possible it's from birth control or from using retinal 3 times a week thank you

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Dr. Pravin

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I am continued to be worried by a rash which I have and is

I am continued to be worried by a rash which I have and is spreading. In August 2015 I developed a small (white?) patch on my scrotum (see pic4). This spread to a rash which became itchy and dark in my groin area (both sides). At the same time I was experiencing some rectal bleeding. Creams (Canstan & Dakacourt) tried by GP had no affect, and neither did Phenoxymethlypeniciilin tablets or Itraconazile capsules.On 4 February I had a colonoscopy and all was clear. Procedure appeared to go very smoothly other than the cannula breaking when the initial one was attempting to be inserted.A week later I visited the local hospital's dermatology clinic - they thought the groin rash might be eczema and prescribed emovate cream/ointment. They took some scrapings which I believe were negative re fungal.At the time of that visit I had a very small fleck of red rash on one of my inner wrists. The emote cream only seems to make my groin area flare up and I then developed a red, patchy, painless rash which spread on both arms, under armpits and now on a foot. (Pics 1 & 2 were taken of my arm today, picture 3 was taken on 7 March)Two dermatoligists have described it as an unusual rash and on Monday a skin biopsy was taken from my groin - results 2/3 weeks.I am extremely worried and would be grateful for any second opinion. I have had a blood test to rule out HIV, but wonder if I should be asking for a full blood cell count to be undertaken, or whether a skin biopsy should provide an answer/possible treatment plan?

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