Dermatology Community
appearance of red discoloration (like a birthmark) on chest?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

appearance of red discoloration (like a birthmark) on chest?

8198635?1343872174
hey I think i've had this for about a year, right in the middle of my chest but it definitely wasn't there before i just checked a picture from 2-3 years ago and it wasn't there

its just this patch of red discoloration and it reacts like a birthmark, if i apply pressure to it it gets whiter.  what is it? why did it appear?  could it be dangerous? will it go away?

pic attached

1340994_tn?1374197577
I would get that checked by a dermatologist to make sure it's not a basal cell or squamous cell cancer.  Those spread slowly and pretty much stay in the skin.  They are no big deal if you get them taken care of, so go do it.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ
1096512_tn?1384893378
Blank
vedadhar
Hyderabad, India