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Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Laser therapy can be used to shrink tumors, treat kidney stones, improve vision, treat pain, remove tattoos, remove warts, and hair removal.

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Is surgery the only option for cervical erosion?

Query: Hi doctor, I did my pap smear test yesterday and transvaginal ultrasound. I had scanty periods issue and usually lasted only two days or so and then spotted for four to five days. Hence, I underwent the test doctor. After checking myself for a pap smear, my doctor told me that I have bleeding inside...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your pap smear report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report shows that there are no signs of malignancy as such. The second thing is there is a fungal infection that is Candida albicans. Now there are two things to be treated first...  Read Full »

How long will it take to get rid of a cystic scar with laser surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student, and I have huge cystic acne scars on my nose. I am getting laser sessions for the same, in a local clinic. But, even after three sessions, my skin shows no difference. Those marks look raised and terrible. Should I discontinue the treatment as it is extremely expensive for...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is really difficult to get the scars healed with the available treatment options. Laser therapy is costly, and the results with this cannot be guaranteed. Laser therapy is one of the best available modality of treatment. So, if you can bear the cost, then you can cont...  Read Full »

Are several flat black spots on the penis a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have several black mole-like spots on the foreskin. It is flat and does not cause any discomfort. Do I need to worry about it? Please suggest any treatment to remove them or any home remedies for this.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

How to treat dark lines on the upper lip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed dark lines that align with my upper lip and curves downwards when I smile. I have no idea what this can be and how to treat it. Please let me know if you can help me. I use a cream to help with my acne, but I have been using it for the past four years now and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your history, and what you are having is pigmentary demarcation lines. Pigmentary demarcation lines can cause an appearance of uneven pigmentation over the face that can be worse...  Read Full »

I had a scar on my right eyelid, and it was removed using a laser treatment without eye covers. Will it affect my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a scar on my right eyelid, and it was removed. It was exactly in the middle of my eyelid, and my iris was right under it when I closed my eyes. The doctor told me not to worry, and they did a light laser over it. They did not use eye covers. Now I am worried about how it will a...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. From your description, I understand they treated the scar with a laser. Then the laser went just to the skin of the eyelid and did not enter the eye. If the laser enters the eye by any chance, you will feel somethin...  Read Full »

Do I need to remove my hair during surgical removal of birthmark behind the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a birthmark behind the right side of my neck, which looks like a black thick mass. I had once consulted a skin specialist to check if there are any options to get this removed. I was told that even if it is removed by surgical means there are chances that it may reappear. I wan...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the photo. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand your concern. The condition is known as nevus sebaceous. In case of deep surgical excision in nevus sebaceous, chances of it coming back are very less. The thing is the excision should...  Read Full »

Can a brown colored birthmark be removed using laser?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a birthmark on the left-hand side of my face around or near my eye. Not too big in size. I do not know the name of the particular birthmark but it is brown in color. With and without insurance, how much would it cost to get the birthmark lasered? How many sessions would I need?...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been better if you could attach pictures of your lesion for proper diagnosis and treatment. From your description, it could be a port wine stain or maybe congenital melanocytic nevus. For its treatment, lasers are available like pulsed dye laser, an ale...  Read Full »

What is the wart like lesion on foot?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about this lesion on my son's foot. It has been there for a couple months and it is not going away. Can this be some type of melanoma (acral)?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Single lesion or any other also present?  Read Full »

How serious is temporal pigmentation with retinal elevation?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to an optometrist and diagnosed with something like below. Retinal exam showed OD temporal area of pigmentation (old chrpe vs atropical hole) with area of retinal elevation. I have attached the optomaps. Can you please tell me how serious is this? Does it need surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your optomap. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first (left eye) one seems fine. The second one (right eye) on your left-hand side has a few changes. It is a bit tricky to make assumptions based on images, but are you referring...  Read Full »

Is laser treatment better than wearing specs for vision problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know to weather the laser treatment is better than continuing specs for vision. What would be the drawbacks of laser treatment, is it very complicated?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is quite a common question youngsters ask. The best answer to this is it depends on you and your daily activities, profession, and lifestyle, etc. For example, if you want to take up professional sports, modeling, enjoy adventure sports, few jobs in the armed fo...  Read Full »

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