Lumps On The Skin Are Small Brownish Gray In Color?
Good evening, I have had a lump in the upper right groin for more than 7 years and the lump is also slightly bigger than a corn kernels. The color of the lump is gray * brown. However, the lump didn’t feel itchy nor did it hurt. Likewise, recently I noticed that there were more than 5 small moles growing on my fingers and wrists. Is that a symptom of cancer? And if yes. What medical examinations should I do?
Hello good afternoon Gerianta.
Lumps on the skin that are small, gray-brown in color can be any of the following conditions:
papillomas, or also known as "warts" by ordinary people. This disease is caused by the HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus). This virus attacks the skin layer, causing keratin production in the skin to increase rapidly and accumulate at the top of the skin, forming a texture called a wart. Warts can appear on any part of the body. Treatment can range from applying creams or ointments to cautery or laser treatment.
malignancies in the skin, such as melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
Melanoma skin cancer tends to be less common than non-melanoma skin cancer, but it is a dangerous condition. Melanoma skin cancer is usually characterized by the appearance of a new mole or changes in an existing mole. Usually melanoma skin cancer appears on the face, hands, back, and feet (parts of the body that are often exposed to sunlight), although this skin disorder can also be experienced in any part of the body. The characteristic of melanoma is the appearance of a mole-like lump on the surface of the skin that is irregular in shape, itchy, and easily bleeds. The color of melanoma is generally a combination of two or more colors, with a lump size greater than 6 mm. Melanoma will get bigger from time to time.
Meanwhile, non-melanoma skin cancer is divided into two types, namely basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Of the two types of non-melanoma skin cancer, BCC is the most common type. In BCC, the lumps are soft and shiny, flat, brownish or reddish in color like flesh. Whereas in SCC the lumps are harder, flat in shape, and scaly hard like a crust.
To be able to tell whether your skin disorder is a common skin condition or is it malignant, it must be observed and examined directly. We highly recommend that you check with a doctor who specializes in skin diseases for further treatment. The doctor may recommend investigations such as tissue biopsy if necessary.
While waiting for the schedule to see the doctor, it is hoped that you do not touch or suppress the skin disorder you are experiencing and do not use any creams or ointments without a doctor's supervision and prescription, to avoid bias in your diagnosis and avoid worsening complaints.
That's all, hope it helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa