U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 23-year-old male asked:

I have raised scar on nose which spreads, visited 4 dermatologists, they said it is not keloid.they had no explanation why it happens.what could it be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Biopsy.: If you have been to four different dermatologists, go to one more and request a biopsy to prove scar. You can get scars from acne that occurred several years prior. If that is the case, there are laser treatments for scarring. If it is spreading, that begs the question why--scars do not act in this way. Get a biopsy to get a definitive answer as to what is on your nose.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 5, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.