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New, odd skin lesion, very anxious.

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by wickermania on Tue May 15, 2018 6:44 pm

New, odd skin lesion, very anxious.


And thanks in advance for any help anyone may be able to give. Joining a forum like this and brazenly attempting to solicit the opinions of users is something I’m very much pained to do and would not have, save for my fairly serious issues with health-related anxiety.

My problem is that I’ve discovered a small-ish raised lesion in my upper back. It’s generally within the spectrum of normal skin colours, albeit perhaps a touch more towards the yellow end. No brown, blue or black that I can see. I have available a couple of hi-rez images that I hope give a good impression of the thing. It isn’t sore, itchy or bleeding and was discovered accidentally. It is somewhat raised, roughly oval and around 10mm at its widest.

Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give me and apologies for gatecrashing a community that I’m sure it’s fair share issues with neurotic newbies seeking reassurance. I have a doctors appointment pending but it is some time away, hence my approach here.

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by Lisa BSF on Wed May 23, 2018 11:56 am

Re: New, odd skin lesion, very anxious.

Hi there,

We would recommend you see your GP or a dermatologist who will be able to advise you.


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by rophi532 on Sun May 05, 2019 12:15 pm

Re: New, odd skin lesion, very anxious.

I have something very similar on my left leg (see photos attached).

These are painless, slightly raised patches of skin. Normally they are not easy to see until they are scratched when the skin on them appears much lighter than the surrounding skin. They are quite tough and don't come away when scratched. There is a small cluster of five or six of them confined to a small area, with the largest measuring about 8mm across. I first noticed them about 5 years ago and they haven't changed in that time.

They are so small and seemingly benign that it hardly seems worth bothering my doctor about them.
Approx diameter 8mm
Approx diameter 8mm
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Lesion site right side of left knee
Lesion site right side of left knee
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