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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 10 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 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No thankyou

This is a seborrheic keratosis

100% benign

nothing to worry about

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Why has it suddenly come up and will it go away?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What causes it?

They occur increasingly with age

It probably will not go away without treatment

I'm sorry

Customer: replied 10 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 10 months ago.
Is it definitely that?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Could it turn into skin cancer
Customer: replied 10 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 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thankyou for your help

welcome :)

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The mark on my leg is getting darker and drier. Is that normal?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
This is the latest photo. Thanks

looks fine

Customer: replied 9 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 9 months ago.
Ok thankyou for your help. Just was worried as it had changed its appearance.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Cant be too careful these days