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HawthornTree Tue 28-Jan-20 15:52:18

I've had a red spot type lump on my face for a year. I eventually went to the gp and got referred to dermatology and then had a biopsy in November. Dermatologist thought it was a red mole, although its already grown back since the biopsy. I've been recalled back to dermatology but they wont tell me over the phone what is wrong (appt in a few weeks).

I was at the hospital for something else last week and consultant checked the results and said it was an autoimmune thing but he hadn't heard of it before. He didn't tell me the name.

Any ideas what it could be? I have been feeling really quite ill since August (I have a long term illness so assumed it was that but maybe not). I'm struggling to work out what autoimmune illness would cause a red mole type thing. Nurse who took the biopsy pointed out it was also under the skin in the surrounding area. No scaling so it doesn't look like psoriasis (and surely the consultant would have heard of this)! Anyone come across this before?

INeedNewShoes Tue 28-Jan-20 15:54:36

Do you have a photo of it?

HawthornTree Tue 28-Jan-20 16:08:25

I haven't been able to get a decent picture of it as its on my jawline. It did look like a large red lump, dermatologist thought it was a red mole. Now it has scarring from the biopsy in the middle. It does stretch under the surrounding skin too.

INeedNewShoes Tue 28-Jan-20 21:16:20

I was interested to see it because I had a red ‘spot’ the was a lump that was growing under my skin on my face removed and biopsied. I’d had it for many years but it was becoming prominent hence the removal.

No one ever mentioned an auto immune element to it though. But the biopsy came up with a question mark over what it was. The only interesting discovery was that it had ‘malignant potential’ so they did another excavation to make absolutely sure they’d got it all. Thankfully it was skilfully done by an NHS facial plastic surgeon as it is in a very prominent place.

The possible autoimmune link is interesting because I have colitis and psoriasis which are both autoimmune conditions so I have an autoimmune background.

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