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What does an indentation on the buttock suggest?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: I've found a small indentation in my skin on the lower part of the inside edge of my right bottom, about 2-3 inches away from the anus, it is not large or does not cause any pain, but it has bled a little, what can this be? skin cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be skin cancer at your age!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this indentation that you have described. The site and your age makes it unlikely to be cancer of the skin. However, I will appreciate if you could send an image for review. That would be the best way to make sure the response is personalized and helpful to you.

To upload an image, simply click on the link to upload a file and follow the instructions. If this proves difficult, please send the image by mail to YYYY@YYYY and request that the image should be uploaded to your query.

I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience and would promptly return with more information to you. Until the, be relaxed because cancer is very unlikely and we would most likely figure out a way to address this condition fully.
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What does an indentation on the buttock suggest?

Brief Answer: Unlikely to be skin cancer at your age! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this indentation that you have described. The site and your age makes it unlikely to be cancer of the skin. However, I will appreciate if you could send an image for review. That would be the best way to make sure the response is personalized and helpful to you. To upload an image, simply click on the link to upload a file and follow the instructions. If this proves difficult, please send the image by mail to YYYY@YYYY and request that the image should be uploaded to your query. I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience and would promptly return with more information to you. Until the, be relaxed because cancer is very unlikely and we would most likely figure out a way to address this condition fully.