I wrote yesterday concerning a sudden appearance of a rough light brown spot by my knee that had 2 "tiny scratches" on it. It did not cause any pain when I pressed on it, but when I cleaned the scratches with alcohol it burned a little bit. Last night I picked and picked at the spot...it appears that the brown flakes fell off. Now the area is irritated and red. I am seeing my dermatologist tomorrow for proper assessment. However, I am very concerned that it is melanoma. It appears to be healthy skin after I picked off the brown flaky part. Does melanoma appear like that overnight? I check my body regularly and never noticed the brown spot before. It was about the size of a quarter. I think I would of noticed it. Could it been caused by trauma?
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