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Skin Biopsy

Skin biopsy is a procedure where your doctor removes a small piece of your skin to run some tests on it. It is used to diagnose skin cancer, skin infection, and other skin problems. The types of skin biopsy include shave biopsy, punch biopsy, excisional biopsy, and incisional biopsy.

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How to treat the bumpy freckle present on my back?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to scratch my back today. I scratched a bumpy freckle. I thought that it was a pimple. Kindly tell me whether I have to be worried about it or not? Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use Fucidin cream (Fusidic Acid 2%) twice daily for seven days on the scratched lesion. Did you had bleeding?  Read Full »

Have I got facial pain and numbness due to burning moles?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the beginning of this year, I have noticed a couple of moles on the left side of my head have been very itchy and burning, and when I start to itch them it causes the whole left side of my scalp to burn and feel uncomfortable. I am worried it might be something serious. This yea...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The ABCD criteria for moles you should be aware to see for malignant changes. One should always look for the change in color, size, margin, the surface of the mole, also if it is associated with itching and bloody discharge. I have reviewed clinical photograph attached ...  Read Full »

I have a painless small raised lump on my arm. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small red raised lump on my arm with a slightly waxy appearance. It does not itch and has grown from nothing to approximately four to five mm in diameter in three months. Initially, it just started as a very small dot and has grown. I am attaching the pictures for your referen...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your photos (attachments removed to protect patient identity). It is a small reddish papule. Since how long have you had this? Is it painful? This could be either of these. Insect bite reaction or small lipoma. Mastocytoma (mast cell tumor) or melanom...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old son has a small hole in the ear cartilage. What is the problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a two-year-old son who has a small hole in his ears. It started as a little spot and later degenerated into a small hole in the cartilage. Now it started spreading to another ear. I have gone to many ENT specialists and dermatologists, and they could not be able to figure out what ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your description and after reviewing the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can think of a condition called angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE). It is a benign harmless condition that presents with bumps in the ears. ALHE is...  Read Full »

Why am I getting wandering rashes all over my body for more than ten years?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash on my legs or arms all the time. There is only one rash at a time and at different places every time. What could this be? I have had this issue for at least 10 years and maybe more.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, please let me know the following: Is this rash associated with itching? Have you consulted a dermatologist in the past? What topical medications have you used for this? The clinical photogr...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter, who is 20 years old, 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...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 likesolitary, yellow-orange smooth, velvety plaques on the scalp. In postpubertal age, they look thickened, larger, waxy ...  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 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 mo...  Read Full »

Do you have any idea about the raised painless red spot on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I noticed a red spot on my penis skin. It was only visible with an erection. It was slightly raised, but it does not hurt. I had my last sexual intercourse before two months. I never had it before. I am not taking any medicines. Do you have any idea? What is it? Is there anyth...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There were no abnormalities seen except for the three papules present over the shaft of a penis. Is it associated with itching? These papules are not STD (sexually transmitted diseases)...  Read Full »

What can cause a dark patch on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dark patch on my skin. It is not itchy, swollen or bumpy. It is just discolored skin. It is about the size of a quarter coin. It is evenly colored. It has been there since about four years and it may have become a little bigger. But, I am not sure. I wanted to know if I have anyt...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

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