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Old 02-18-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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I have a couple of black totally flat black spots on my back that itch. Anyone know anything about this? They look like bruises,but they never go away. ??? I'm going to have my doctor look at them when I go in for my yearly physical,but was just trying to find out something now if possible. Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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Theres a ton of things they could be but you should go to the doctor right away. It could just be a skin reaction to soap or something more serious that needs treatment like cancer.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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True, vague description but not entirely inconsistent with melanoma. I wouldn't wait around.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have a couple of black totally flat black spots on my back that itch. Anyone know anything about this? They look like bruises,but they never go away. ??? I'm going to have my doctor look at them when I go in for my yearly physical,but was just trying to find out something now if possible. Thanks!
I assume you're in Florida by your s/n. Are you one to go outside often without a shirt on?
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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True, vague description but not entirely inconsistent with melanoma. I wouldn't wait around.
I agree. I would have them looked at right away just to be sure.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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True, vague description but not entirely inconsistent with melanoma. I wouldn't wait around.
I thought melanoma was more crusty and ugly looking. ?????
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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I assume you're in Florida by your s/n. Are you one to go outside often without a shirt on?
No.....unfortunately,I'm not in Florida now. I did live in Florida for fifteen years. No,I do not go outside often without a shirt.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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Melanoma typically has multiple colors in ONE lesion. And it's unusual for MULTIPLE spots to show up on the skin, unless it's ONE central lesion and other, satellite lesions VERY close by. They're not necessarily raised, however.

It's impossible to tell without a biopsy, however, exactly what is being described here.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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Melanoma typically has multiple colors in ONE lesion. And it's unusual for MULTIPLE spots to show up on the skin, unless it's ONE central lesion and other, satellite lesions VERY close by. They're not necessarily raised, however.

It's impossible to tell without a biopsy, however, exactly what is being described here.
There is no lesion at all....just flat dark spots like a bruise.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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There is no lesion at all....just flat dark spots like a bruise.

Yes. Doctors call that a lesion.
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