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I have a dermatofibroma. Why?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Minor mystery

I'm going to assume it's not enlarging or otherwise suspicious, and that you have fewer than 15 total.
Some folks say these can begin with bug bites; the truth is nobody knows. They're probably true tumors but since they're almost never a problem, nobody's looked hard to find the mutations. Keep it or have it excised; it's your call. Thanks for asking.

In brief: Minor mystery

I'm going to assume it's not enlarging or otherwise suspicious, and that you have fewer than 15 total.
Some folks say these can begin with bug bites; the truth is nobody knows. They're probably true tumors but since they're almost never a problem, nobody's looked hard to find the mutations. Keep it or have it excised; it's your call. Thanks for asking.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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