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Old 05-17-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Concerned about birthmark.

Since I was young I always knew about this birthmark high up on my thigh - it was dark in colour and generally flat. Months ago I noticed that it had raised up a bit, and there was a hair coming out of the raised up part - and with it still being like that, possibly worse (or just irritated at the time of me looking at it this morning) I thought I'd share a picture for an opinion.

What does everyone think? I read here that if there's hair in/around it then it's most likely not cancer. But I'm rather much a hypochondriac and I am having a hard time.. doing anything at this time.

And just for a quick history on me - I'm rarely in the sun even in he summer time, generally pale skinned, etc.


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Old 05-17-2011, 11:17 AM   #2
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Re: Concerned about birthmark.

Hi, For peace of mind get it looked at by a Dermatologist. I have had four removed from my nose. One was a lump that grew rapidly and required surgery. The other three were flat, rough, mid-brown and itched. They were treated with Liquid Nitrogen. Fortunately they were all Non-Malignant, if I had left them I might be telling a different story now. I nearly didn't go except my family kept on at me. I might add there's not an abundance of sun where I live. Good Luck, Solofelix.

Old 05-19-2011, 06:11 AM   #3
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Re: Concerned about birthmark.

Luckily I had quick access to a doctor that does wart removal on me, and he said it's just formed a skin tag.

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