Lynne H. Morrison, MD
Location and Office HoursOhsu Center For Health And Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland, OR 97239
- Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
- Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
- Shriners Hospital for Children Portland
Should a dermatofibroma be removed?
You should consider having a dermatofibroma removed only if it's causing discomfort or you don't like the way one looks. Permanent removal of a dermatofibroma requires minor surgery, which will leave a scar. Less-disfiguring methods are available for removing dermatofibromas. Doctors can use liquid nitrogen to freeze a dermatofibroma or shave one away with a special instrument. However, these techniques are usually not permanent, and the dermatofibroma may reappear.
How common is a Spitz nevus?
A Spitz nevus is an unusual type of mole that looks similar to melanoma but isn't. Most Spitz nevi occur in a person's first 20 years of life. While these moles may develop in adults, they are more common in children and adolescents.
A Spitz nevus is often is pink and somewhat dome-shaped. A Spitz nevus also can also be other colors such as red, black, and brown. If you have any odd or irregular moles or moles that change in appearance, talk to your doctor or dermatologist right away.
What causes stretch marks on breasts?
Breast stretch marks can certainly spoil a woman's décolletage. In this video, Dr. Oz explains why unsightly stretch marks sometimes crop up on women's breasts.
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