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A 17-year-old male asked:

Small papule that is skin coloured on the side of nose grows back when scratched and bleeds. what could this be? skin cancer?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes but rare @17: I have seen bcc in a 5 year old but that is rare and he had a syndrome. It isoprene likely an inflmatory lesion or benign growth but see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and possible biopsy or excision.
Dr. Karen Vaniver
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose lesion: This could a skin tag, pyogenic granuloma, or possibly a basal cell cancer in a fair skinned individual. It should be checked by a physician.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2013

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