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    Hi. What looked like a mole appeared 4 weeks ago on my left eye caruncle. I went to the opthamologist, who said it was a pigmented lesion, and gave me 2 choices. Monitor for 4months or arrange for removal. I chose to have it removed. This happened yesterday under a local, and it was horrendous. The consultant warned me the needle would hurt, and by god it did. I am the worrying type of person, and I grilled the consultant who did the op, but she would not give me any guarantee whatsoever that the lesion would not be cancerous. I have 3 weeks to wait for the results. During the wait for my op, I pestered another consultant, who had seen the photos of my lesion, and he seemed a lot more relaxed about it. Where as the doc that did the op, wouldn't really say anything. Not even what the suspected diagnosis was. I read that caruncle malignant nastys are rare? Based on past studies. However, I'm convinced I have a nasty and I'm questioning my mortality at the moment. Looking at all photos of melanomas etc... It does look like a nevus. Surely if all the consultants thought it was a melanoma, they would not have given me the option of leaving it for a few months to monitor???? For the record I am 36, I have lots of moles all over, and this particular mole I noticed in February this year.





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    i have had a M,R,I done and it shows i have several tiny white matter lesions within both cerebral hemispheres the largest is in the deep white matter of the right frontal lobe and measures 7mm most are located in the deep white matter but there are periventricular lesions adjacent to both lateral ventricular trigones and there are a few subcortical lesions. there is sparing of the temporal lobes. no brainstem or cerebellar lesion. there is a tiny lesion in the left anterior corpus callosum. no mass effect or restricted diffusion. no cerebellopontine angle mass. the fifth,seventh and eighth cranial nerves appear normal with no mass or significant vascular compression. so have i had a strok





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    I have a lesion on my arm which is exposed to the sun a lot for the past 3 months it has started to scab over and bleed but it just won't heal should I be concerned





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    I have a blue/black lesion, about 5mm on my labia minora. I am too scared to go to my gp as after looking on google all that comes back is vulval cancer. Is there any other reason for discolouration in this area?





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    You need to see a physician as soon as possible. There may be absolutely nothing to worry about, however if there is, you stand the best chances if you have this looked at early on. I wish you health.

    43 yrs old, noticed one white-like lesion in the labia majora and labia minora fold. It is not painful, nor am I experiencing any itching or symptoms other than its presence. What can this be and how should I treat it?





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    I have been diagnosed with large gallstones and am waiting for a date for cholecystectomy.mri scan revealed a well defined focal lesion on the liver. Repeat ultrasound recommended. I am terrified i have cancer. Alp and alt levels a bit high also.





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    I am 47 and was born with goldenhar syndrome and have had some surgeries to the face. I have recently found out thst I have ten white non specific lesion's on my brain. Is this linked with the syndrome. Anyone out there with goldenhar that has the same?





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    Ten days ago I had a camera to look at my voice box, the doctor said he wasnt sure what it was but I had a lesion on my right vocal cord. The following day he rang me and 2 days later I had it removed. The doctor didnt say what it was but said I will probably need more treatment. I have an appointment for my results next week. Do you think he could recognize it is cancer from the camera exam ???





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    I have been bleeding non stop for 3 years out of the 3 years I haven't bleed for possibly a month but this has been spaced out during the 3 year couple days here and there my gp has taken me off everything and they have basically put it down to my hormones . which I don't believe as my gp believes it could be endo but they have never tested me for it. Recently I had a scan and they said that they found a cystic lesion on my left ovary but they need to do another scan I feel like I'm getting no where and chucked from pillow to post I'm 25 and have never been able to conceive just wondering if any one could shine some light on what this could be.





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    I am 36 yrs old and I have been trapped in a female body ma whole life I cut my hair like a boys always have except 1yr when I tried to b a girl before I came out as a lesion I have spent years crying trying to live my life as a gay female but it's getting to hard can't keep a relationship cause am never happy and have many many ups and dwns I have never been comfortable with periods and have asked for a historectomy since I was 15yrs old. I have spoke to my gp regarding how I feel and the bouts of depression get worse and last longer. I need help cause I am scared I can't live this way anymre I need to be who I am ment to be to find my happiness in life. My gp said she wld refer me to the clinch but she hasn't as I have heard nothing in 2 yrs. I can't do it private as I can't afford to. I have no where else to turn and really need help Ave no where else to Turn and can't go on as life is getting harder the older I get.





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    Hi, I don't know where you live but I don't think you need your GP to refer you to the clinic. You should be able to go to them directly though they may take several months before you get an appointment and have a chance to speak to someone. I went directly but also spoke to my GP but I regret ever going to my GP for help because he ended up discussing it with his colleagues, treating it as a joke and now the use it to humiliate me every time I visit them for anything else. A lot of GPs even the younger ones still approach this in a very old fashioned way which is very unhelpful if you are already suffering enough.

    Your GP is playing with you, TELL her to refer you to Dr N Christopher or Dr Ralph they are at UCLH in London as I been through the whole thing.

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    i have had a lesion biopsied by my dermatologist. The microscopic description is Disseminated superficial actinic porkeratosis. This is my first experience at age 76. The only lesion first appeared this past winter ,was itchy and was resistant to topical steroids. Unlike DSAP's described in other comments, this lesion appeared in a location where "sun exposure was not a problem". The area seems to have calmed down, is not itchy, but still slightly present. Am wondering if the biopsy was accurate?





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    Nodulocystic acne-Medical history : i'm jarrah 29 yr old male with history o papules and pustules over the back and chest since 2 yrs . Aggravation of lesion with eruption of large nodules occurred since 1 yr . The lesion heal with alot of scarring . There no history of significant medical illness . He was treated with oral isotretinoin for 8 month . The condition improved partially with recurrence of lesion on discontinuation . O/E:there are multiple large cysts,nodules,crusteod lesion's as well as scars . The active lesions are predominant over the chest and back , with ledions over the Thighs,axilla,and face . Investigations:CBC,and Biochemistry profile-WNL





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    Nodulocystic acne-Medical history : i'm jarrah 29 yr old male with history o papules and pustules over the back and chest since 2 yrs . Aggravation of lesion with eruption of large nodules occurred since 1 yr . The lesion heal with alot of scarring . There no history of significant medical illness . He was treated with oral isotretinoin for 8 month . The condition improved partially with recurrence of lesion on discontinuation . O/E:there are multiple large cysts,nodules,crusteod lesion's as well as scars . The active lesions are predominant over the chest and back , with ledions over the Thighs,axilla,and face . Investigations:CBC,and Biochemistry profile-WNL





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    I have been monitoring a small pink raised mole on my chest. Recently it changed colour to a light brown. Now it has become Indented in its entire shape. I have previously had a basal Cell carcinoma removed and also another harmless lesion removed. Should I be worried about this indented lesion?





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    Nodulocystic acne-Medical history : i'm jarrah 29 yr old male with history o papules and pustules over the back and chest since 2 yrs . Aggravation of lesion with eruption of large nodules occurred since 1 yr . The lesion heal with alot of scarring . There no history of significant medical illness . He was treated with oral isotretinoin for 8 month . The condition improved partially with recurrence of lesion on discontinuation . O/E:there are multiple large cysts,nodules,crusteod lesion's as well as scars . The active lesions are predominant over the chest and back , with ledions over the Thighs,axilla,and face . Investigations:CBC,and Biochemistry profile-WNL . And i'm in paris now and some doctor make for me actually involved in amultistep surgical protocol for the rehabilitation of his extremely extended sequaelle of hormon dysregulation with female fat deposit mulitples localisations treatmement as well as afirst IPL treatment test . Help me plaze plaze and if he was some clenc in paris





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    Hi I am a 47 year old female, I developed a beckers nevus lesion on my right shoulder when I was a teenager. I was reasonably fortunate in that the lesion was not very dark and did not become hairy. However, I did feel very self conscious and sought medical help several times only to be told that nothing could be done. THEN....about a year ago I started getting melasma on my face which is a pigmentation problem many women suffer from caused by hormonal changes. My doctor prescribed a skin bleaching cream to use on my face which worked very well. I then decided to try it on my shoulder and unbelievably it has faded the Beckers Nevus lesion almost completely!!! The skin bleaching cream is 6% Hydoquinone, 0.5% Ascorbic Acid in Neostrata cream. I have been so excited to share my finding with other sufferers....hope it works for you!!!





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    Could you link me the site where you got this specific cream from? Thank you.

    Can you give me the name of the cream please?

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    I have been diagnosed with HS, Just entered Stage 2, I just hate the scarring, I also tested +ve for MRSA, just finished a 6 month course of Doxycycline,which helped a little but I have still had lesions, the just didn't last as long thus no time to burrow deeper into my skin. Currently have a large golf ball sized lesion on my upper buttocks which is making sitting down a tremendous challenge to day the least. Still I am soldiering on and make it into work each day. I fear this lesion will need draining which will mean a stay in hospital. I read an article that the diabetes drug Metaformin can help has anyone tried this? I have an appointment with my Dermatologist next week see what she thinks. BTW, my GP gives me Hibiscrub to wash with when bad which seems to help a little, I also get my dressings and they give me a prescription for Flucoxicillin which I can just take to the chemist at first sight of a flare.





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    I am 57 years old and have found a red lesion, probably about 2cm long in the folds around my vagina. It hurts to pee and also having sex. I think that it has been there for several months. Please help. Thanks.





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    Hi everyone, I have had HS for nineteen years, I've been stage 2 for four years and like everyone who has HS I have suffered greatly, mostly in silence. For some time now I have been suffering with flu like illnesses which last for a couple of days, high temperature, chills etc. I had thought that these illnesses were making my HS flare up but recently I made the connection between my HS and getting ill. It seems I am getting systemic infections from the local infections associated with HS. Since then I have done extensive research online and have discovered Turmeric as a possible treatment for HS. One week ago I started taking two 400mg capsules morning and night. Within 24 hours of my first dose, a particular lesion in my groin, which I have been struggling with for over a year, drained. It has since drained four more times, each time getting smaller. The skin feels smoother and the pain has dramatically reduced. Another smaller lesion in my armpit has begun to heal also. I cannot describe how happy and hopeful I am feeling right now!! So I wanted to pass this on, after nearly 20 years of pain, embarrassment and despair I'm hoping I have found something which actually helps!

    Hi everybody!, I have been enjoying all of your comments so please keep posting them. I am skeptical that the garlic method could work with my "fatty eyelids." I advise everyone to seek professional medical attention for addressing one's xanthelasma condition. Please don't squeeze or apply harsh chemicals to your delicate skin; you may cause injury to your self! I look forward to the day soon when I can visit the local dermatologist in Hilo for a consultation about my xanthelasma disfiguration. Early this year, 2012, a anthelasma lesion appeared on each of my top eyelids on the inside areas near my nose. The one on my left eyelid looks like a streak of fatty tissue under the skin lighter in color than the rest of the eyelid. The lesion on my right eyelid is shorter but a little more pronounced or puffy in appearance sort of like hammered metal and slightly yellowish in color. I feel self-conscious about these "spots" because they are fairly noticeable. I'll post an update after I see a skin specialist when I decide how I will pay for it because I do not have a health care plan at age 52. I'll just have to become more creative.





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    I have had Lichen Planus for 20 years. I had 2 general anaesthetics within 2 weeks of each other and it started in my nail beds and wrists. As I started to treat it with steroids, bath-puva, cyclosporine, even a long stay in hospital to treat, it just spread to my legs, I had a really deep thick lesion that no amount of steroids could help. I finally got rid of it by using steroid cream in hot sunshine, whilst abroad. I was so happy, even when the thick lesion turned white, it was better than the itching/scratching. I believe if you tackle one patch it comes out somewhere else, bigger and worse. After I got rid of it on my skin, I got oral lichen planus, then after using oral steroids, I got vaginal/vulval lichen planus, first noticing that I could not use tampons anymore as it was agony. My vaginal walls fused together and I have just had an op to infuse. This is a really bad time for me, worse than all the other times, even the embarrassing patches on my legs were nothing compared to this. My only message is do not over treat. It feels rotten, but there is way worse with this awful. Illness.





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    Hi eunice. I'm having the same problems and I'm thinking I'm starting to infuse aswell. I'm really worried and not sure wot to do next. I've had it for over a year now and recently it's started to get worse. Tried everything and not sure wot to do next.

    I've had HS for 40 years, first appeared in groin as a Freshman in college. Since then I've experienced over 200 nodules, boils, cysts, and sacks lanced, drains put down into the tunneling or removed, all to no avail. I finally decided to try old home remedies and found that warm, wet packs or poultices are soothing - or use a moist heating pad. Another great product is PRID salve - it's a tar-based drawing salve you can find in drugstores although you may have to ask for it; it's also sold online. Cover the infected area with PRID and a bandage (or gauze is sometimes less painful, especially trying to take the adhesive off the affected skin), and I've even used a sanitary napkin. Leave the PRID on, changing the pad or bandage periodically, much more often once the lesion begins to pus and bleed. As the pressure becomes less and it's evident the lesion is healing I use a combination of PRID and Neosporin. I know that HS is not caused by an infection but often times I tear up the skin around the lesions with the adhesive and that becomes infected. This is an awful disease, people don't realize how painful and debilitating it is. I hope this helps some of you, it's helped me and now that I'm almost 60 I seem to have fewer and less enraged episodes...hang in, maybe we will "grow out of it"...

    I have a round, flat, slightly raised, red lesion on my labia majora. It was a bit itchy on discovry a few days ago, but not now. It is not sore and I have no bleeding, discharge or burning when I pee. I have been in a monogomous marrage for 25+yrs and don't smoke. Any ideas?





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    I have a lump in my eye which I have already had removed in the hospital, but was told it would probably grow back. It has and when I asked again for help, I was told it was a lesion. What is this and what can I do about it? Do I just have to put up with it? It is horrible and as I work with children who notice everything, it can be embarrassing! Advice please. x





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    All very interesting to reassure read about. I was diagnosed with DSAP of fore arms and lower legs approx 20 yrs ago. This summer a larger lesion on the inside of my lower leg started to be commented on by others and when it had a blood spot on it I consulted my GP followed by a visit to a Dermatologist. Privately this time to avoid the wait. She felt there was nothing to worry about and/but prescribed some creams to apply. One contained a steroid, the other an antibacterial. Within a month my lesions had flared up and looked unsightly and embarrassing.yet I perseveres for another month. Looking at the poss effects of the creams I decided it might be the antibacterial and stopped using it. Soon after I stopped the steroid cream too. At the same time I stopped I was applying ALOE VERA GEL to a burn on my arm. Knowing it to have a therapeutic calming effect I used it on my arms and legs. The lesions undoubtedly would have improved without the AV but the improvement was quick and comfortable. My skin is back to and a little better than how it I was before this episode. I use the steroid cream on the worst of my leg lesions as well as the AV elsewhere. I will be seeing another consultant about the one concerning lesion and expect to be reassured that all is well if not a little unsightly. And that's the main point...ALL IS WELL....there are so many worse things I could be experiencing





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    I have a mark/lesion/pigmentation on my face, which just appeared about 2 - 3 years ago. I have tried many creams and a skin specialist gave me a prescription for a cream Rectin-A or something like that but still the mark is still there under my eye and it makes me very self-conscious





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    Have had constant mouth ulcers since I quit smoking 21 years ago. On occasion has had a gentil lesion. I am now 75 years old with macular degenration, A-Fib and skin cancer. Does this sound like Behcet's Disease?





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    Your symptoms could be behcets but there is much more to the illness, look on the Behcets disease society there very nice and also helpful. Good luck

    I always have a red eye or blood shot eye,I have a lump in my left eye like a scar tissue,which I have already been to the hospital to look at it, but was told it was because I have dry eyes.I asked for help, I was told it was probably a lesion. What is this and what can I do about it? Do I just have to put up with it? It is horrible and as I work with children who notice everything, it can be embarrassing! Give me some advice please. thank you x





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    i had LP on my arms,hands and feet...i had a treatment which recovered the disease but problem is that,that the lesion left dark coloured spots on my body which don't look good....kindly suggest anything to remove these marks....n the disease is again starting to spread....WHY???





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    You should ask your GP to send you to a Dermatologist for at least confirmation that is is definitely HS. If they refuse to ask the practice manager to send you for a second opinion. Going to A&E is an option of you have a badly infected lesion or a large abscess that needs draining. Hopefully, you will see a dermatologist very soon at least they can support you properly.

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