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What could this wart-like looking lesion be??

Patient: This has been on my right arm just below the for about a year. It’s a bit rough, and the skin or whatever it is, is dry-ish and flaky. it is not sore or sensitive I don’t know if this is a wart or not… I tried freezing it a few times, and no visible change. There is nothing else like this on me. I’ve kept a band-aid over it and put that otc healing cream on it (forgot name) and no visible change. Can you just tell me if this is actually a wart? thanks!

 

 

Doctor: It looks like a wart, but you may need to see a dermatologist for a biopsy test to confirm the diagnosis. It may be requ ired to differentiate it from seborrheic keratosis, a benign lesion that has a very similar appearance and no significant symptoms.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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