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I have had a pink/light brown skin blemish on the top of my right cheek. I noticed a itchy lump there around 3 weeks ago and just thought it was a spot, scratching it a few times due to a mild itch that came and went. It was still there after a week, I had a closer look to see it wasn't a normal spot, it was a mole looking blemish but was pink in colour, a darker colour than the rest of my face, and had a riased bump under the skin.
I went to the GP a few days ago but he just told me it's nothing to worry about, some kind of infection under the skin and that he would give some fucidin cream to clear it up. When I went to see him most of the lump had gone but the blemish had got bigger, about 8 mm across, but was now flat. He told me that because it has now gone flat that there would be nothing to cut out and because it's going flat that it's a good sign. He told me to come back in a few weeks if it hasn't cleared up.
Is he right when saying 'it's gone flat so that's a good sign and nothing to worry about'?
Even if I can't physically feel a bump anymore but the discoloured skin is still there can they not cut anything out to test?
Hello Minty, I can honestly say that you should listen to your doctor. Im sure if there was something to be worried about he would look further into it. Im not a doctor, but I was diagnosed with a stage 2 melanoma cancer, which a melanoma is the most serious of skin cancers, and can tell you that from having this type of cancer, they know what to look for. Keep in mind though, you are the patient, and if you want to make sure it's nothing then see a specialist. Goodluck to you!