Nevus

Nevus, otherwise called a mole, is a common and harmless skin spot formed due to the collection of pigmented skin cells. They can be black, brown, tan, or pink in color. Some of the common types of nevi are congenital nevus, common nevus, blue nevus, halo nevus, Spitz nevus, and Reed nevus. If the color, shape, or size of the nevus changes suddenly, consult a doctor.

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I have a lesion that changes color frequently. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached a photo for your reference. Is this sign dangerous? It started almost 20 years ago to become dark and it became to be lighter around 5 years ago. Two days ago, again I have noticed this transformation with a white surface and that is healing now. It is around 4 mm. Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Is there any complaint in it? How many such lesions are there? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

I notice a bump on the mole on my chin. Is this melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have always had a small, raised, symmetrical mole on the right side of my chin. It has always been very benign and had a hair growing out of it that I consistently plucked. About two weeks ago, I noticed a small, shiny whiteish bump on the mole and called my d...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks to be a pretty benign nevus to me. Well defined, uniform colored, small, rough to oval, and symmetrical. I think the nevus perhaps has an ingrown hair ...  Read Full »

Can a dark spot in a thigh be melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I found a very small dark spot on my thigh today. To the best of my recollection, I have never seen it before. Now, of course, I am thinking the worse and believe I have melanoma. I am olive-skinned. I have never had an issue with moles or dark spots before. My mom had a pre-cance...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). No, it is not melanoma. It is a normal nevus (benign). For your confirmation, you can go for an excisional biopsy of the lesion. Histopathology reports will confirm that the lesion is benign...  Read Full »

Why do I have dark lesions on my thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had first larger and dark lesion that is bump behind my left knee, since I do not know when, but it certainly not since birth. I noticed it before two to three year and from that time the lesion is the same and has no pain. Now, there is this another small lesion have appeared on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The darker one is the lesion of lichen sclerosus chronicus. For this, you may apply Tenovate GN cream (combination of Clobetasol Propionate and Neomycin sulfate) over it twice daily for two weeks. The skin colored lesion may be an acquired nevus. A skin biopsy is require...  Read Full »

How are moles under the nails treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have moles under the nails of each of my big toes. They appeared over the last months, but I do not remember exactly when. The one on my left toe is a round dot in addition to a diagonal line next to it and that goes to the right edge of my nail, while the one on my right toe is just...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any pain? Any change in placement noticed as the nail grows? Revert back with answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

What could be the chance of a mole with no pain or itch turn malignant?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 6 years old. He has one black mole on the left hand measuring about 5 mm in diameter with some elevated surface. It is from the last about one year and looking growing but can not sure about the growth. He has no complaint of itching and pain but when asked yesterday about this...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is a mole in medical terms it is called melanocytic nevus. Majority of them are benign and go through growth cycle of inapparent to getting dark and with age slowly losing the color. But i...  Read Full »

I have fatigue and lightheadedness with enlarged lymph nodes below the jaw. What can cause this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been looking for the cause of my constitutional symptoms including lightheadedness and fatigue. I have enlarged lymph nodes, with the biggest being behind my jaw just under my ear on the left side. I used a camera to look inside of my ear, and I found a concerning discolored a...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The area of discoloration does seem to be something like a nevus. Though uncommon nevus can occur in the external auditory canal. Otherwise, your external auditory canal and TM (tympanic membrane) are normal and are not a source of fatigue and lightheadedness. Did y...  Read Full »

Will a birth mark in small child cause any health risk in future?

Query: Hi doctor, This is about my 3.5-year-old son. Just after a couple of months of his birth, a light reddish spot appeared below his nose (please see pictures). Now it has grown as dark brownish, textured spot and appears to be growing with the body. Although it does not make any physical problem to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I looked into the pictures of your son (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can understand your concern. It is a simple nevus (common mole). Regarding future health risk, most of the common mole does not cause any problem except they may grow in size....  Read Full »

How does a nevus look like?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to sauna I do not have goggles on to protect my eyes. Then there is exposure to heat. I have attached my reports. I would like to know is it a nevus? Should I worry about it? I appreciate your answers. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I am not sure whether it is a nevus. I am more inclined to say that it is not a nevus. Unless I examine you directly, I cannot be sure. You can send better pictures, so that I can help you better....  Read Full »

Is it possible for a pimple on a nose to be skin cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a zit or pimple on my nose. I had it for a few years. I was never worried about it. It does not look too extreme or anything. But someone mentioned about skin cancer sometimes starting as small red bumps that do not go away. I am not sure if it is possible to have a pimple for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saira Mohsin

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload the pictures of affected areas for an exact diagnosis.  Read Full »

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