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I got this spot on my forearm about a month

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Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Question: I got this spot on my forearm about a month ago. it is reddish and sometimes itchy. what is it?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of dermatofibroma

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have viewed the image and gone through your query and here is my advice.

I can see a pink/red, raised nodule in this image. I will keep a possibility of a Dermatofibroma which is a benign tumor composed of proliferating fibroblasts. It is believed to be a reaction to minor injury like insect bite or prick. A dermatofibroma is firm and is tethered to the skin. A skin lesion clovelly typical of a dermatofibroma can be left alone as it is harmless.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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I got this spot on my forearm about a month

Brief Answer: Possibility of dermatofibroma Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have viewed the image and gone through your query and here is my advice. I can see a pink/red, raised nodule in this image. I will keep a possibility of a Dermatofibroma which is a benign tumor composed of proliferating fibroblasts. It is believed to be a reaction to minor injury like insect bite or prick. A dermatofibroma is firm and is tethered to the skin. A skin lesion clovelly typical of a dermatofibroma can be left alone as it is harmless. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance