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Should I be concerned?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 19, 2010
  • 09:15 PM

I am a 24 year old female. I've recently found a lump on the back of my neck, which slightly concerns me. It is about the size of a pea, and has been there for a little over a month without any noticeable changes. Since the discovery of the lump, I've noticed on my right nipple that I have 2 brown spots. Also on my inner thigh, near my bikini line, I have 2 spots that are considerably lighter than my normal skin tone. I have been ridiculously tired lately, and having headaches that are unusual for me.

A few years ago, I discovered a lump on my left breast. I had a ultrasound done on it, as well as a biopsy of it. All the results for it came back benign.

I guess that since I have been through something similar in the past, I don't feel the pressing urgency that I did with my breast. Odds are that it is the same thing right? Should I be overly concerned about this?

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  • A dermatologist can tell you within minutes what the case is by just looking at them with a magnefying glass. I recently had this done for peace of mind. I've had a lump like that on my neck (slightly behind and below an ear) for about 25 years, it never caused trouble. Spots are usually no problem either - I also have darker moles and those flat hairless ones that are lighter than normal skin. Visit www.aad.org/dermaz/Default.aspx - select M, then Moles. Also perhaps, Seborrheic Keratoses (under S). If the spot is large (from about half a finger nail) as well as irregular in shape and colour, then do have it checked.
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