• question-icon

    Suggest treatment for lentigo simplex

default
Posted on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have what I think is a very new spot on my calf. It is completely flat and smooth and only about a millimeter in diameter. There are two other VERY tiny black dots close to it. At first I thought it was somehow a marker mark, but it seems to be at the very surface of the skin. I thought maybe a blood blister but it is black. It is so small I feel silly going to the doctor, but I know Melanoma can be black. I will attach several pictures. One to give you an idea of size and two zoomed in. I am a 40 yr old female.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Lentigo simplex

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the Images
It is a Lentigo Simplex, more specifically, a reticulated lentigo simplex. It is an absolutely benign pigmented skin lesion.
Lentigo simplex are sharply circumscribed, uniformly pigmented, smaller lesions. They may have regular or irregular margins whereas Melanomas are usually larger and have irregular margins and variegated coloration.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Kakkar S.

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 8969 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Melanoma

doctor1 MD

Hi, I just took off my socks to clip my toenails, when I noticed a strange black spot on the tip of one of my toes. It s under the skin, so at...

doctor1 MD

I m 63 old male. my brother dyed from melanoma at 62. I have had 4 skin biopsies already, 2 were BCC (back), one warty dyskeratoma (back), and one...

doctor1 MD

have had several melanome removed from forehead and temples the past six years...and now again another melanoma to be removed next week in the...

doctor1 MD

My 57 year old sister just called saying she had melanoma on her leg...She is prone to exaggerate to get special attention. I asked how she knew...

doctor1 MD

I have a small patch of skin discoloration under my right eye and just above the cheekbone. It has been a dark shade of brown for a number of...

doctor1 MD

What would a rare mitotic figure mean on a shave biopspy of a mole that had been picked and traumatized?

doctor1 MD

I just had two surgeries removed yesterday, one from my hand that was a "horned" something and one from my ankle that was round, reddish purple and...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

167 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Kakkar S.
  • Q - Suggest treatment for thinning of skin

  • Q - Is boil inside nose folliculitis a cause for concern?

  • Q - What casues allergic skin rash?

  • Q - How to diagnose herepes type 2?

  • Q - What causes white pimples in vagina?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for headache, acne and weight gain

  • Q - Suggest treatment for dandruff and red spot on scalp

  • Q - What causes non itchy eruption on penis?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for itching acne on hand

  • Q - Suggest treatment for itching sensation all over body

backtotop2