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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 7 days 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 6 days ago.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No thankyou

This is a seborrheic keratosis

100% benign

nothing to worry about

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We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Why has it suddenly come up and will it go away?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
What causes it?

They occur increasingly with age

It probably will not go away without treatment

I'm sorry

Customer: replied 6 days 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 6 days ago.
Is it definitely that?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Could it turn into skin cancer
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Are you still there?

yes, it is definitely that

no it cannot turn into cancer

sorry about the late reply

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thankyou for your help

welcome :)