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Small pink bump next to an existing mole/freckly on my arm.

small pink bump next to an existing mole/freckly on my arm. The bump appears pearly too, the borders when I looked under a magnifying glass look good. The bump offsets slighlty in the pink area. The mole/freckle is brown. The pink is about a quarter the size of a pencil eraser. Just wondering if its something to get into my dermatologist now or wait till my appointment on May 9th? I first noticed it about 3 weeks ago.JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: Overall my health has been the same. The spot appears to shrink some at night or after a shower, but it could be me perceiving that. Doesn't itch, doesn't hurt.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Brother diagnosed with Melanoma about 8 years ago, no recurrence. Only family member to have gotten it. Extensive breast cancer in all females in the family, but I am male.

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I have noticed a round shape thing on my back, what could it

Hello, I have noticed a round shape thing on my back, what could it be? Should I worry, could it be cancer (I have attached several photos, hope some of them are clear enough)?

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I have a red spot on the arch of my right foot. It's been

I have a red spot on the arch of my right foot. It's been there for about 9 months, and its recently become more pink/red and seems a little larger than it first began. When I first got it, I thought I must have stepped on a rock and bruised it although I don't recall doing anything to it. I am a breast cancer survivor (stage 3 triple negative), and I carry the BRCA1 gene. Why this hasn't occurred to me sooner, I am not sure, but it suddenly occurred to me this could be skin cancer. Skin cancer on my foot seems very odd to me, but I'm concerned it hasn't gone away. I will upload a photo.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Sorry I can't see how to upload a photo.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: The spot on my foot has been there about 9 months. Although it has recently gotten brighter and larger. No other changes in skin and nailsJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I've had several moles removed that were all benign. No other issues besides being a breast cancer survivor and carrier of the Brca1 gene

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Pravin, I had a question previously about a boy wanting to

Hello Dr Pravin, I had a question previously about a boy wanting to pursue dermatology with mild tremor and you suggested its fine if he does not do sensitive botox kind of procedures. This same person also has some issue with color vision. he is color blind and has issues with red and green and their shades, and is persistent to do dermatology. will this color issue become a hurdle in his career towards diagnosis/treatment.

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Dr. Pravin

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Master Degree in Dermatology

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I have recently had 5 bumps around my genital area. This

I have recently had 5 bumps around my genital area. This came after shaving with an electric razor which I've been doing for years. 3 of the bumps look are raised, slightly darker than my skin color, bumps that are soft to the touch that I were concerned were warts. One the left side of my scrotum, one on the left side where my scrotum and penis meet, and one right above my penis on my pubic area. The first and last ones I mentioned are pretty small, like hard to see and the other one is about 2.5x the size of those. I also noticed a pimple/razor burn looking bump about the same size where my penis and scrotum meet at the same time that I was less concerned about. After a few days of waiting to see there was no improvement so I went to planned parenthood expecting to hear I had genital warts / hpv. They told me there it was not herpes (no pain, itching, and they don't resemble blisters) nor was it warts and that it was most likely a dermatological thing from shaving/touching them when I examined them at home. She recommended to do nothing and if I still felt worried in a month to come back. It's been about 1.5 weeks and I've seen zero change in the bumps, including the pimple/razor one by my penis. Actually the 5th bump has come since then at the top of my pubic region that resembles a pimple/razor bump as well. I'm still not convinced I don't have hpv but after some digging on the Internet I think I might have molluscum c. Especially because I have a few consistent bumps on my left hand. What do you think?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: 2 wks and no, nothing major besides a weird soft under my eye that lasted a few weeks a few weeks ago and almost a small painless but sometimes itchy spot that is like a cross between a mole and a blister on my stomach above my belly buttonJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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What are these bumps that appear on my penile shaft towards

What are these bumps that appear on my penile shaft towards my circumcision line? They really just annoy me because of the cosmetic appearance. I showed my dermatologist these about a month and half ago and she said that they are not warts and are benign. I just absolutely hate them though.

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I was just looking for some information on some dermatology

Hi I was just looking for some information on some dermatology issues I am having.JA: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?Customer: about three weeks ago my fingers started peeling and my doctor said it was from me using some sort of chemicals, which I knew it wasn't. about a week later my toes started peeling. and around this time my hands and feet would burn. my feels have heels for the most part and my toes look like they are going to stop peeling. the only side effects I have had besides the peeling is burning and red hands and feet. and for the past week the burning sensation comes and goes and is mostly on my face now.JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?Customer: and also I notices tiny little pinpoint dots on my left index finger. it started 3 weeks ago. no other skin conditions.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no

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My wife developed some kind of warts on her breasts and

My wife developed some kind of warts on her breasts and neck, she is pregnant 8 months.I would like to share image of that, but not publicly visible.We are interested if there is some kind of treatment that does not include risk of premature birth or something bad for our unborn baby.Thanks!

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I would like to know what you think of the safety of

Hello I would like to know what you think of the safety of self-tanning products? I have read that certain chemicals in these products can be considered a carcinogenic.Thank you

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Master Degree in Dermatology

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