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weird spot on knuckle
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An_253212 posted:
Hi, hope I can get some clue as to what I have here on my hand...

On the back of my knuckle there is a small,flesh colored patch that forms in a very slight mound. The skin is smooth and has hair growing on it, though some of the hairs are short as if they stopped growing. I've had this patch for years, but only recently ever since I had a scare with skin cancer (results benign) is it starting to make me a little worried. In the winter this patch looks dry and flaky, but usually it is pretty smooth. There are no real borders of this patch, other than where the mound ends and begins which makes it circular (kind of looks like a scar). I have had warts before, but this doesn't really look like one. Also, it's remained the same so many years that I don't think it would point to that. Any ideas what this could be? Primarily I'm worried that it's some sort of aggressive skin cancer or something.
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