Okay, so in July of 2011 (it is now June of 2012) I was being stupid on my birthday and decided to ride a tricycle down the hill in my mom's backyard, haha. Anyway, her backyard has a lot of trees and bushes. When I rode it down the hill, I fell into a bush and got a pretty good scratch on my lower right leg. Since then (mind you, it has been almost a year!), this thing will not heal. It constantly itches and I give in and scratch it because I have no willpower when it comes to things like that. It bleeds if I itch it enough, obviously. I thought this was weird but I haven't really thought anything of it, I just figured I wasn't letting it heal properly and I didn't consider the amount of time it's actually been since I got it. I was just itching it a few minutes ago and now there's a tiny bump on the scratch as well. I have a regular doctor's appointment for about a month from now so I plan on asking him about it but I'm a huge hypochondriac and keep reading about how wounds that don't heal might be skin cancer or staph. I just need to have some peace of mind for the next month or so... someone please tell me that it's probably not skin cancer! Any possible answers? Thank you so much in advance.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.