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  • #460117
    Jan Lucinda1
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    Has anyone dealt with a dernatofibroma, small growth on the leg?

    #460118
    whaleharbor
    Keymaster

    Yes…if it is in fact a dermatofibroma it is no big deal at all. I have had one on my leg (a classic location) for almost 30 years. I’ve been told I can remove it for cosmetic reasons or leave it…my choice. I had one on my back removed a few years ago because it was itchy and painful. That one was confirmed a dermatofibroma because it was biopsied. My personal preference is to remove and biopsy anything that doesn’t belong even though they are considered more of a nuisance. Has your doc confirmed that diagnosis and what have they advised you to do?

    Also, I was never told that they had any correlation to any rheumatic disease…but who knows.

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    #460119
    Jan Lucinda1
    Participant

    Hi whaleharbor I diagnosed it myself. It is on my upper right leg, itches and bugs me. I see my new pcp tomorrow and will see what he says. I would like it frozen/removed before cataract surgery Aug. 29.

    #460120
    whaleharbor
    Keymaster

    Good luck, Jan and keep us posted.

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    #460139
    Jan Lucinda1
    Participant

    Whaleharbor My pcp confirmed dermatofibroma. My dermatologist will remove it next Monday, either freeze it or surgically remove it. I will be glad to be rid of it.

    #460148
    whaleharbor
    Keymaster

    Yes…they can be annoying but they are meaningless. I asked my doctor what it “meant”…he said with a smirk “it means are you middle-aged.” The removal will be easy-peasy either way and you will be so happy when it is done! xoxo

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    #460188
    Jan Lucinda1
    Participant

    Hi whaleharbor She removed it surgically, said it was too large to freeze and will biopsy it. Probably benign but occasionally they become precancer. Thanks for your support.

    #460191
    whaleharbor
    Keymaster

    I’m so glad you had it removed. What a relief. It will be fine…don’t worry.

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