Hi Was wondering if anyone had something similar or may have any ideas on what could be going on with my nose, as i am getting really worried. I began to have a lot of throbbing and pain on the bridge of my nose almost a year ago. I remember waking up one morning and having a big red spot there which eventually scabbed over. I wasn't concerned about skin cancer at the time because i had the pain before i noticed any lesion appearing.
Months went by and the scab got thicker and all i would have to do was touch it and it would begin throbbing. The pain would keep me awake. A round white spot like a ring shape developed on the side of my nose as well . I put cortisol creme on the scab and it would take it away but then the scab kept growing back.
Last month i finally went to the dermatologist and showed him my nose and explained about the pain i was experiencing. The scab was just starting to grow back and he said it was just solar keratosis and froze it off . I asked for a biopsy but he refused. I also showed him the white ring shaped spot as well and he said that's nothing-- just from the sun-- "we wont touch that. "
The scab is gone from the freezing a month ago but there is a deep hole there and it is painful and itchy. Both sides of my nose are swollen and hurting really badly . I now have a red lump beside where the scab was and the white spot on the side of my nose is getting bigger. My entire nose just constantly throbs and pulsates. Am due to see him again Tuesday and am afraid he won't biopsy this. He's a cranky old man in his 70s .
Should i go elsewhere and insist on a biopsy? I always heard skin cancer wasn't painful though ? I'm in my late 20's, a real sun worshipper. I've had relatives die of skin cancer and my mother is constantly having lesions removed so i am worried. Thanks.