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Why are there brown spots on my eyelid?

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Hi! I was washing my face yesterday and notices a brown spot on my eyelid. It's located on the inner part of the lid, very near to the crease. What could this be? I am a 36-year old, healthy female.
Posted Fri, 4 May 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 16 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Please provide some more info regarding your problem, like :

1.When did you notice the spot?
2.How big is it?
3.Any itching,visual problems,pain etc?
4.Just a single spot or multiple?
5.Ever noticed similar lesions before?
6.Do you work out in the sun,in any toxic environment?


Awaiting your reply.
Regards,
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Follow-up: Why are there brown spots on my eyelid? 4 hours later
Thanks for your response. Please see my answers below:

1.When did you notice the spot?
I noticed it yesterday.

2.How big is it?
It's pretty small - maybe about 2 cms? Maybe even smaller?

3.Any itching,visual problems,pain etc?
None

4.Just a single spot or multiple?
One single spot

5.Ever noticed similar lesions before?
Never

6.Do you work out in the sun,in any toxic environment?
No.

It actually looks like an age spot? I just think it's weird that it just appeared.

Do you have any ideas of what it could be?

Many thanks for your help.
XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 6 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX

When we talk about brown spots, the most common probability could be hyperpigmentation like a mole. The other common probabilities are skin tags, viral warts. It would be better to get examined and evaluated by a Dermatologist to come to a diagnosis and get treated accordingly. A few investigations like tissue biopsy might be required.

Mole shouldn't be a point of concern at present but if you notice any change in the size or texture of the mole in future then an immediate dermatologist opinion and excision of the mole is advised.

Viral warts and skin tags are usually present due to viral infection in low immunity people and require excision or cautery. These are permanently curable conditions.

Hope this answers your query.
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