Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy, otherwise called dermatoscopy or epiluminoscopy, is the examination of the skin surface using a skin surface microscopy. It is used to examine skin lesions without interference from skin shadows.

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What is the raised pink mole on my daughter's scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 20, has a raised pink mole on her scalp. It has been there for several years. The one in question now has a purplish line running through it. My thought is that it is a visible blood vessel.  Is it a change that requires seeing our dermatologist? Her dad passed away...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It can be nevus sebaceous. One of the differential diagnosis can also be viral warts.Nevus sebaceous can appear in the prepubertal age, which looks like solitary, yellow-orange smooth, velvety plaques on the scalp.In postpubertal age, they look thickened, larger, waxy and m...  Read Full »

I scratched a mole with my nails. Do I need to be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I scratched a mole with my nail. It is a tiny scratch, and I do not even know if it is a mole. It appeared a few years ago. Now, I am worried. I have also attached the photo of it. Can you please advise me if it is dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have scratched the mole as scratching increase the chance of malignancy in otherwise benign mole. Presently, what I can see is the erosion (attachment removed to protect patient identity), so at this stage, even dermoscopy would not be able to find out...  Read Full »

Kindly see the picture and confirm whether it is nodular melanoma.

Query: Hello doctor, Before three months, my husband noticed a pink spot on my hip. I thought it was just a bug bite and I put some cortisone cream on it. It has been three months, and for a while, I forgot about it. Now, I do not think that it has grown much. It would be hard to say as I kept trying to ri...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is impossible to diagnose from a picture whether or not it is a nodular melanoma (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On the site, it is extremely uncommon on unexposed parts as well as in your age group. Also, nodular melanoma grows very rapidly. It ...  Read Full »

What are the tips to distinguish nodular melanoma at home?

Query: Hello doctor,What are the tips to distinguish nodular melanoma at home?  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The most important warning sign of melanoma is a new spot on the skin or a spot that is changing in size, shape, or color. Another important sign is a spot that looks different from all of the other spots on your skin. One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the o...  Read Full »

Why do I have a mole with hair growing out of it?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago I vigorously scratched off a mole that was on my back. While lifting weight and lying on my back, it got irritated. I have had the mole for at least seven years. It has always been relatively big and light brown shade. However, when I picked it off it went away at firs...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have scratched it, because the chances of malignancy increase in otherwise benign mole. Presently what I can see is the erosion (attachment removed to protect patient identity) so at this stage even dermoscopy would not be able to find out malignancy. So, b...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion on the moles on my back.

Query: Hi doctor, I have some moles on my back and that in my opinion look suspicious. What do you think? Please clarify.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the photographs to get a better opinion. Thank you. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

I have an infection on my penis that is not healing. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old unmarried male. I have a patch on the inner part of the skin that covers the penis. I consulted a doctor. He asked me to take Cefix 200 twice daily, Atazis 1/2 morning and 1 in the evening for five days and MF Sudif ointment. He then asked me to continue these for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the image, it appears to be psoriasis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You will need a physical examination as well as skin biopsy and dermoscopy for a confirmation. Please visit a dermatologist for the same. Please provide me the following infor...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to determine if a mole is cancerous.

Query: Hi doctor, There is a mole like appearance on the back of my thigh. I am worried if it is a cancerous one. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and do understand your concern. Please send the photo for better management. Also, mention since when it is present? Please mention whether it has changed the shape or size. If yes, what is the change? Is there any symptom over this lesion? Revert ...  Read Full »

Why did my mole disappear?

Query: Hi doctor, Several years ago, I had a flat, brown mole on the inner side of my lower lip. I am not sure whether it appeared suddenly or I just noticed it later after some days. I went to my dermatologist and she said it was a mole. She might have said freckle and that it was not anything to worry ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Moles are of various kinds. Some moles are non-pigmented. It is normal for a pigmented mole to regress and disappear, as it is to become raised above the surface of skin. That is not a cause of concern, especially when your doctor had ruled out any atypicality of the mol...  Read Full »

Is my nevus a melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some questions regarding what the dermatologist told me yesterday, when I was visited with dermoscopy to check my nevi. I asked the dermatologist to focus on an atypical blue nevus (on my right arm) which has increased in size during the last nine years. He told me that the nevus ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dermoscope is of different types. Some are more good than others. Using this instrument requires a lot of practice and experience. Sometimes the person performing it cannot appreciate all the features of a particular disease. In your case, the conversion of blue nevus ...  Read Full »

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