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Tiny dent on forehead

(19 Posts)
WelshMoth Tue 16-May-17 06:33:12

I noticed a red freckle type mark on my forehead last year - about 7mmx5mm. It's now a 'dent' and slightly bigger. It's right by my hairline. Saw my GP who is famously dismissive and he said it's nothing but it worries me a bit.

FallenSky Tue 16-May-17 06:36:27

Oh wow, I have the exact same thing. 2 of them on both sides of my forehead. Sorry, have no idea what it is but I'm glad someone else has it so I don't feel like a crazy person talking about the dent in my head. Dh just gave me a face like this hmm
Hopefully someone else will know what causes it.

WelshMoth Tue 16-May-17 06:41:45

Just tried to take a pic and it just appears as a red patch - it's next to the freckle.

WelshMoth Tue 16-May-17 06:43:07

Fallen, have you ever burnt in this area? I did, years ago. Bit worried about it tbh. I should have seen a different GP....

FallenSky Tue 16-May-17 08:08:54

I don't remember ever burning it although it's quite possible I have at some point over the years with straighteners or something.

FallenSky Tue 16-May-17 08:09:47

Oh actually I was really badly sunburnt on my forehead last summer. Could be something to do with it?

WelshMoth Tue 16-May-17 17:42:44

Maybe, that's what concerns me.

I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and see a different GP.
You should too.

Comps83 Wed 17-May-17 16:49:02

I have one on my cheek which has been there for years but has started to worry me lately. I'm thinking of having a whole body check as I have a lot of moles etc but I'm scared about opening a giant can of worms.

AlexaAmbidextra Wed 17-May-17 23:05:24

I have exactly the same. Was a tiny red spot, first noticed it six years ago. It's been a dent for the last three or so years. At first I thought basal cell carcinoma but it hasn't changed in any way. I keep an eye on it though.

Comps83 Thu 18-May-17 18:02:42

I've had mine years . But as I always associated skin cancers with moles the thought never crossed my mind until Hugh Jackman brought it into the limelight . Now I'm really worried. I'm sure I can feel a sort of long lump under the skin too. Argh i look at it every time I walk past a mirror. Not sure if I'm imagining it but keep thinking it's more indented than it used to be.
Hate to panic everyone ( including myself) but I think we should maybe all go get them checked out .

WelshMoth Thu 18-May-17 19:31:27

Right. Agreed. Let's do it.
I'm teaching but have half-term coming up. I'll get mine looked at then.

What about you lot?

Comps83 Thu 18-May-17 20:05:56

ASAP let's keep each other updated

WelshMoth Thu 18-May-17 21:38:04

It's a deal. We'll update this thread.
Good luck.

augustusglupe Fri 19-May-17 00:55:16

I had a basal cell years ago which looked like this and became an indent over time. It's the skin cancer Hugh jackman gets a lot.
Its very easily dealt with and not serious, but it needs sorting nevertheless.

WelshMoth Fri 19-May-17 06:36:21

thank you August. You're the final push that I needed - I'm glad you've got it sorted.

Draylon Sat 20-May-17 20:47:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WelshMoth Tue 23-May-17 16:15:54

Hi Draylon. How can you be sure?
Sorry - only now seeing your post.

Draylon Tue 23-May-17 17:14:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Footle Wed 24-May-17 07:10:23

Actinic or solar keratosis. Early sign of sun damage which can be treated with prescribed cream such as Efudix. I'm not a doctor, but a fair-skinned older person.

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