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I have a raised dry looking appeared on the back of my leg.

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Hi I have a raised dry looking brown mark appeared on the back of my leg. It looks like a mole but Ive never noticed it before.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
This is the latest photo

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Hello. Thank you for your patience. I am so sorry for the long wait, but I have been busy taking care of patients and have just now come online. Would you like my help with your question today?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No thankyou

This is a seborrheic keratosis

100% benign

nothing to worry about

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Why has it suddenly come up and will it go away?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
What causes it?

They occur increasingly with age

It probably will not go away without treatment

I'm sorry

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
What treatment would it need?

your doctor could cut it out or use liquid nitrogen spray (cryo).

This would take care of it

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is it definitely that?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Could it turn into skin cancer
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Are you still there?

yes, it is definitely that

no it cannot turn into cancer

sorry about the late reply

Dr. Phil, MD and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thankyou for your help

welcome :)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The mark on my leg is getting darker and drier. Is that normal?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
This is the latest photo. Thanks

looks fine

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
it's normal for it to change? Will it continue to grow?

yes and it might

it is a seborrheic keratosis

not a mole

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thankyou for your help. Just was worried as it had changed its appearance.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Cant be too careful these days