Back in Sept. I was taking a shower and felt a bump on the back of my right upper thigh. I looked at the bump and it appeared to be dark brown/black bump. I preceded to pick at the bump and it bled and scabbed. Two weeks later I was left with a white circle and skin discoloration around the circle. I went to the derm. and he said it appeared to be a picked hair follicle. Several weeks later a dark brown dot began to form again in the middle of the white circle...I picked it again and it went away. It came back again and I picked it again. I went back to the derm. and he said that it was absolutely not a skin cancer, but may have been a foreign object in my leg or a picked hair follicle. I guess I have several questions: 1. can you pick off a melanoma? 2. Why does a dark brown dot come back two weeks after every time I pick it off? 3. My derm. is not worried about it but do you think I should request a biopsy or move on let it go and not pick at it anymore?
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