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What is this lump on my leg? It's raised slightly and

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What is this lump on my leg?
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It's raised slightly and feels itchy quite frequently
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

yes, I see some scratching trauma around the bump

the bump looks like a benign mole

or it could be an actinic keratosis

or it could be a subaceous cyst.

try not to scratch it

I am glad you are seeing your GP doctor

a biopsy will be able to tell for sure

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It does not look like anything you have listed as possible answers, also the marks around it are thread
Veins and not damage to the skin, there is no puss inside so it isn't a sebaceous cyst, it's not brown like a mole and it isn't dry and scaly like actinic keratosis... There are also two similar smaller lumps a bit higher up my leg that I have only just noticed
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
subaceous cyst don't have pus in them.

not all moles are brown .

you can have moles with less or no melanin in them.

it sounds like you are googling images online

best to see your doctor and get a biospy, then you will know for sure what it is

it can be difficult for any doctor to tell for sure what something is just fomr a slightly blurry photo and without examination and without a full medical history.

even a dermatologist will want a biopsy to confirm examination.