growths that look like warts, or molds
by Kathi Silva
(Arlington, Tx. USA)
For the last 10 years I've been getting little growths on my back , feet, face, legs scalp.Some of them look like a wart or flesh colored mole.
Some of them are brownish like a mole, but all of them are dry and crusty, rough feeling like a wart. Most of them are flesh colored and relatively small.
I'm 56. My mother has them too, but she just started getting them on her legs arms and a few on her face just the last few years. (Her's are bigger then mine.) She had hers removed and checked out for cancer. They were' all benign. She's 85.
I pick mine off or scratch them off. I had a brown one on my face that I had for years and I picked it off. It didn't hurt and it hasn't grown back either. It started out small and then as time went by it spread out more.
It was brown and flat It was on the side of my face and I couldn't see it very well. Everybody else did and told me it looked ugly and I should have it checked out and removed. None of them hurt when I pick them and pull them off. They just bleed.
What could it be? Some of them are flat and some are like a mole. You can't see most of them. They're in places that I can cover up.The little ones on my feet itch sometimes. That's were I have a lot of little pimple size ones.
All of them are flesh colored. I seem to be getting more of them as I get older. I've had about 8 regular moles removed about 30 yrs ago.( I still have a couple of them.) I'm blonde and fair skinned.
They don't really bother me except that they look ugly ( to me) and I just want to know what they are. Any suggestions as to what they are and what is causing them would be greatly appreciated.