A 37-year-old male asked:
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i am experiencing skin bumps. the following also describes me: scaly lesions. what should i do? not sure if warts on shin or skin cancer. can provide pictures.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: Your physician or a dermatologist would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis of these skin lesions. They may well be benign, but for peace of mind, get examined.
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

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