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i have a wart like feature on my nose. it came and went for about 3 months then remained. looks like pimple but hard im 42 and get a lot of sun this appeared about 6 months ago

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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
Difficult : Difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but given your age and that it is located on the nose, i would be concerned with the possibility of a skin cancer. It could be a wart, a nevus, a skin cancer, or other possibilities. Take a look at the link below to see a few example pictures of skin cancer and then i would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps!
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. S.: A likely possibility is a kerato-acanthoma, a low grade neoplasm of squamous cells. It is imperative that you see a dermatologist. The lesion may need to be removed and tissue sent to a pathologist for diagnosis. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, Wish you good health! Nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Answered on Jan 2, 2019

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