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Any advice on strnage "spot" on leg would be appreciated.

(8 Posts)
parachutes Tue 14-Dec-10 08:59:09

Hello, for the last few months I have a strange spot on my right thigh. It's grown quite a lot in the last few months (though is still only small) and changes from red to brown etc.
Two GP's in my surgery have had a look and told me it's "just a spot" however my faith in them, over my son's illness, is not as good as it could be and I'm concerned that they might be wrong.
Is there anywhere I can get this looked at other than the GP?
TIA

Flyonthewindscreen Tue 14-Dec-10 22:03:05

I think there are private "Mole clinics"? Some branches of Boots have them I think.

alypaly Tue 14-Dec-10 23:58:48

does it have an irregular edge or is it quite round

werewolf Wed 15-Dec-10 00:00:29

Could you take some photos to show GP the changes?

Silkstalkings Wed 15-Dec-10 10:17:10

Is it itchy or sore? Does it only go red when you've been fiddling with it?
If it's generally inert (but perhpas growing), have a google of molluscum contagiosum.

parachutes Wed 15-Dec-10 17:30:27

Hi, thanks for the replies.
It is round and not irregular and I can't say definitely whether it's actually it that has been itchy or just within that region.
I'm googling silkstalkings suggestion (thank you) and will also look in to the Boots clinics.

Thanks

Silkstalkings Thu 16-Dec-10 18:13:50

If it does turn out to be molluscum, make sure you ask your DP to check himself too as it is contagious skin-to-skin. I managed to catch it when treating my 4yr old son, v embarrassing as it ended up down in the bikini areablush. DS's went just with an essential oil mix but no such luck for me. I had to go to STD clinic and get them zapped with liquid nitrogen a couple of times! The nurses there are a good laugh thoughgrin.

Good luck.

alypaly Thu 16-Dec-10 20:34:07

molluscum normally has a waxy like plug in the centre and initially looks like warts or tapioca

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