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scar on my back

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  • Posted By: Enlightened
  • December 27, 2006
  • 02:30 AM

I have a few scars(well it looks like scars) on my back and i have no idea where they came from. It doesn't hurt but it raises a little off my skin. i have the same thing on both of my knees. does anyone know what it is?

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  • It is a strong possibility that these random appearing lesions, could be what is called solar keratoses ie, sk's. These are benign growths (may vary in size)of the skin caused by prolonged sun exposure throughout the years. They may feel rough to the touch, become irritated/itchy, be raised and usually are brown in color. They may also flake off, but will almost always return. They are either frozen off with liquid nitrogen or removed by excision (both relatively simple and painless procedures performed by a dermatologist). Good luck
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    • December 31, 2006
    • 06:48 AM
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