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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I have this little growth on my back for which I would just

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Hi, I have this little growth on my back for which I would just like clarity as to what it is
JA: What are all your symptoms? Are you taking any medication?
Customer: No
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about this?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 21 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Please post a picture of that for me here

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
one second just downloading them
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
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Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I think I
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 21 days ago.

Got it--hold on please

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I think I first noticed it around 2 years ago, I don’t think it grew, neither can I recall it itching
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Or causing any other problems
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 21 days ago.

Looks totally benign

Just a keratosis and not any kind of cancer

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Perfect! Thank you very much! How do they appear? Is there anything I've done for this to happen?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 21 days ago.

No specific trigger for them and nothing you've done

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
OK. Well as long as you think this is harmless, all is good.
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
May I also ask, i think I grew this wart, or whatever it is, over the past few years too. Can I just use wart remover?
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

That's fine

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

Totally benign

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
OK, so any pharmacy wart remover will get rid of it?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

Yes it will

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

You're welcome