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attached is photo of this scab on my arm. I

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Sun, 6 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: attached is photo of this scab on my arm. I have had melanoma in situ. this does not look like what I had, but just want to make sure
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Some more details are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I see the photo you attached and it doesn't seem as melanoma, at first sight.
I wanted to know some more details how it started.
Does it hurt or itches?
Does It started as a pimple?
Did you schratched it?
Do you remember any insect bitting you?
Did it increases in size rapidly?


Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Hi
It does not itch. It has remained the same size, just its appearance is different. No insect bit me, I did not scratch it
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I think you should visit a dermatologist.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking again.
I think you need a further evaluation of it.
You need to go to dermatologist to check it will magnifying glass and probably he will do a biopsy too.
Listening to your melanoma history I think is more reasonable to get checked soon.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Best regards.
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