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Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC,
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is polymyalgia rheumatica?

A:

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory condition which can affect the entire body. It is a relative to rheumatoid arthritis, however the symptoms in polymyalgia rheumatica can appear suddenly, alerting your physician that something is going on. If you are experiencing sudden symptoms of stiffness and pain, visit your physician to get assessed.

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Symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

How can I tell if a skin spot or mole is melanoma?

A:

There are certain characteristics of how a spot on the skin (often mistaken for a mole) changes which could indicate it is a melanoma (skin cancer). These include asymmetry in the spot or "mole", an irregular border, multiple colours, a growing diameter and rapid changes to the spot or "mole". If you notice any of these changes or characteristics with a spot on your skin, you should address this with your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist for further investigation.

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The ABCDE's of Melanoma Skin Cancer

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

Do all teenagers get acne?

A:

Acne is a very common skin condition that affects most teenagers. It can happen in many different stages of severity, so it is very likely that almost all teenagers will have some form of acne at some point during their adolescent years.

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What Causes Teenage Acne?