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Re: Question for you Dr. Pimple Popper Fans


@Icegoddess wrote:

I know you're out there.  Last night I noticed a black dot on my back.  I think it is a blackhead.  I do get them sometimes on my back.  But, this one is in a spot that I can't reach.  I go get hubby to look at it and he says he doesn't think it's a blackhead.  I don't want to go to the doctor for a simple blackhead, and a dermatologist is out of the question as it takes 6 months around here to get in to see one.  So, what does it look like to you?  Hope this works putting a pic in a spoiler.

 

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Looks like a blackhead to me. Let your husband treat it like a blackhead. Put a warm compress on it for a few minutes before. If he presses on it and sebum comes out, it’s a black head. If not, then show it to your primary care doc. 

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Oh yea, that’s a mega blackhead!   

 

Dr Sandra usually numbs, opens the skin a little, and lifts it out.   

 

 

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@Icegoddess

Please see a dermatologist as ASAP. It may be a blackhead. Let the doctor tell you.

 

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@Icegoddess  Have your PCP check it out. If you don't have a Dermotologist, your PCP will refer you to one who will see you in a timely manner (if necessary).

 

Yes, Dermotologists have very busy practices! Once you have a good one, it's prudent to see him/her annually or every other year for check-ups. When you need him/her, you'll be sure to get an appointment quickly if your records are up-to-date.  Best wishes on whatever it is on your back. 

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A dilated pore of winer. Just an enlarged blackhead. 

 

Compare with OP’s back

 

 

 

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Thanks everybody.  I have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday.  If it's an enlarged blackhead like @sidsmom and @Mindy D I guess he'll extract it for me.  Hubby's kinda squeamish anyways, so who ya gonna get to do those embarrasing/gross things that happen with old age? Sure, they can happen at any age, but they seem to be more prevalent with old age.

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@Icegoddess wrote:

Thanks everybody.  I have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday.  If it's an enlarged blackhead like @sidsmom and @Mindy D I guess he'll extract it for me.  Hubby's kinda squeamish anyways, so who ya gonna get to do those embarrasing/gross things that happen with old age? Sure, they can happen at any age, but they seem to be more prevalent with old age.


Hope all turns out well. 

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Geez just have your dh squeeze it!! If its a blackhead, you will then find out then and there.. If it isn't, nothing will come out of it. Kind-of a non issue if you ask me.

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I think the folks here did a dang good job on this mystery!  I ❤️ Sandra and Dr. Pimple Popper. Sometimes my heart breaks for the patient though... Makes us grateful for our small troubles right?? Have a great Saturday! 🎉💥

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My dh went to the derm last week, for a spot on his face (he got in the next day due to a cancellation, usually it's a 2 month wait!)

 

The spot he was concerned with was fine, she saw a different spot...precancerous!  She froze it off.  I would not wait.

 

My doctor said 'most' things from the neck up he would remove, but would not touch the face.