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Found a small skin color bump on wrist, is that anything to worry about?

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Found a small skin color bump on wrist, is that anything to worry about?
There's was a dry spot on the bump that I scratched off and the bump didn't bleed.
No oozing or crusting, or rolled edges.
It's small maybe around a 1 mm
It hurts like pimple when pressing on it
It might have been there for a couple weeks I think.
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That would not get my anxiety up but if you are nervous, perhaps see your GP for reassurance
 

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I agree with Corey it looks like an inflamed hair follicle, but neither of us are medically trained. If you can’t move past it, go to your doc or walk-in clinic
 

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Does it look like it's healing?
I did an electric razor shave in the area to get a better look at it, and no bleeding.
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Now that I had a chance to calm down a bit. I think I do remember that mark being there for years. It just scared me because it was catching something because I was just normally itching the area. Probably just redder right now because I irritated it.

So I guess the question is what is this exactly? 2024-03-18-11-23-21iuoiuio.jpg
 

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Found some old picture of my arm from about a year ago, and didn't look like it was on my arm then.
So it's probably newer.
 

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Small skin colored, slightly raised bump on the wrist that's stayed the same basic shape and size and color for 10 years.

No oozing or crusting, rolled edges, veins in the bump or translucency.

It's small maybe around a 1-2 mm

It moves with the skin.

It's blanchable.

Was also able to shave the hair in the area without bleeding.

Scratched off a layer of dry skin on the bump, the dry skin had a raised c shape with it not bleeding a few days ago. Now it's flat.

With a bit of dryed skin around the edges.

The color looks exactly the same as the surrounding skin.

It just seems like the light reflects off of it differently

It does seem like there's some slightly dry skin in the area.

It does seem like it has a similar visual texture to the skin around it.

Feels like the skin around it too.

No redness surrounding the area.

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Reassurance is not helping you once again. You need to seek help mentally.
Agreed. An online anxiety forum is also not a place to seek a diagnosis of any kind.
 

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Agree with Binn and EB, you’re in an anxiety spiral and looking for things to worry about. Getting support to eliminate the OCD tendencies of seeking reassurance and looking for answers to irrelevant questions will help.
 

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Agree with Binn and EB, you’re in an anxiety spiral and looking for things to worry about. Getting support to eliminate the OCD tendencies of seeking reassurance and looking for answers to irrelevant questions will help.
Seems like it. Somehow I ended up finding a another one. Normally it's no big deal, but after worrying about this type of thing for the last few weeks it's freaking me out again. Somehow meaning I was just touching my arm to keep it warm.

Found a another Small skin round colored, slightly raised bump on the other arm.
No oozing or crusting, rolled edges, veins in the bump or translucency.
It's small maybe around a 1-2 mm
It moves with the skin.
It's blanchable.
Feels like the skin around it too.
No redness surrounding the area.

https://ibb.co/PZRmzc8

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Seems like it. Somehow I ended up finding a another one. Normally it's no big deal, but after worrying about this type of thing for the last few weeks it's freaking me out again. Somehow meaning I was just touching my arm to keep it warm.

Found a another Small skin round colored, slightly raised bump on the other arm.
No oozing or crusting, rolled edges, veins in the bump or translucency.
It's small maybe around a 1-2 mm
It moves with the skin.
It's blanchable.
Feels like the skin around it too.
No redness surrounding the area.

https://ibb.co/PZRmzc8

https://ibb.co/gPV8VbK
Your doctor can provide a proper examination and treatment, if necessary. We cannot.
 

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It is advisable to have an annual examination by a dermatologist anyway.
 

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I agree. The best way to get an answer is to have a professional look at it. Whenever I have any doubts, that's what I did. 2 years ago, I think I went to the dermatologist about 5 or 6 times. Everytime, what I was worried about, was nothing and it healed a few days later. Several times I was told it was an inflamed hair follicle. One time, it was a cyst, and again, it healed.

Since then, I have only gone every 6 months for skin checks. There is nothing wrong with going, even several times. For me, it was just part of my process. Now, I learned and no longer react anywhere near as much as I used to.

I hope this helps.
 

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I had basal cell carcinoma on the upper part of my right nose around 16 years ago. I noticed it and something did not look right, so I called my dermatologist and made an appointment. He saw many patients and I got an appointment within a week. When he saw it, he grimaced and I knew something was wrong. He biopsied it and I got the call that it was basal cell carcinoma. He sent me to a Mohs surgeon who removed it in his office. He sat me in a special chair and hooked me up to a blood pressure and heart monitor and then stuck a needle in my nose and he began the surgery. He had to go in twice as he said the tumor was deeper than he originally thought. I was up the whole time. He said there was a 99% chance it would not come back, and it has not. You can't even tell there was ever any surgery there at all.
 

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I had basal cell carcinoma on the upper part of my right nose around 16 years ago. I noticed it and something did not look right, so I called my dermatologist and made an appointment. He saw many patients and I got an appointment within a week. When he saw it, he grimaced and I knew something was wrong. He biopsied it and I got the call that it was basal cell carcinoma. He sent me to a Mohs surgeon who removed it in his office. He sat me in a special chair and hooked me up to a blood pressure and heart monitor and then stuck a needle in my nose and he began the surgery. He had to go in twice as he said the tumor was deeper than he originally thought. I was up the whole time. He said there was a 99% chance it would not come back, and it has not. You can't even tell there was ever any surgery there at all.
Did it look like what I've been worried about?
 
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