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I'm pretty sure that's what I had on my shin, after reading the link you posted. I had mine "punched" out and then there were a couple of stitches. It did leave a pink scar (I had it done a couple of months ago, maybe there's still hope it will fade), but man, it is SO much easier shaving without that sucker there! The procedure was really no big deal, neither was the recovery. The only problem was the numbing agent, crud, now I can't remember what it was, but it makes my heart race and I feel like I'm going to pass out. I need to remember the name of that thing so I never ever ever have it again. That part sucked.


I had one of these removed a couple of years ago, for the same reason you are considering it--I constantly nicked it when shaving. It was quick and painless to have it removed. I had two stiches, and can barely see the tiniest of scars now. I had the thing for 3 or 4 years before I finally had it removed. I wish I hadn't waited so long!


OMG! So that's what it is! I've had one on my shin bone for about 6 years. I asked a dermatologist about it once and he never gave it a name. Just said it wasn't anything to be concerned about. And I do shave over it from time to time and it bleeds a lot. Yick!

And dude...al those front desk people need HIPPA lessons. I can't believe how careless they are.


I like anyone who says I need to take it easy for a week and not exercise!


I had one removed, as well. Although mine was on my bum. It was a big enough bump that it showed through fitted clothing & it itched a lot. The procedure was quick & simple -- left a very small scar. I'm glad I did it, even if it did seem frivolous since nobody really SAW it.


Yep, I've had two of those, one on each leg and both have been removed. The first was super easy as it wasn't too deep and healed very nicely, you can't even see where it was. The second was in the crook of my knee and much deeper, so there is a scar and it took a long time (almost a month) to heal. But I had the second one removed because it was suspicious and I wanted it tested for melanoma as my dad has had some major melanoma issues, I wanted to be safe. Good Luck!


never had anything like that. My grandmother's husband has had several removed, and he's been fine. He's 92, and I think you're a little younger, so I think you'll be OK.

My brain is gone after getting a headcold along with my other fun medical crap.


Sorry I haven't taken you up on Mission Monday or Topic Tuesday - I seem to have caught myself a nasty cold and it's all I can do to manage the required laundry, dishes, and kid management, with a bit of blog reading in between. Plus, I've hit the 32 week mark in the pregnancy and have started to feel crappy in general, anyway. I'd love to try my hand at the story once I'm feeling better.

Now that that's out of the way, I haven't had that particular dermatological dilemma, but I've had others, particularly a small cystlike thing on my face that resembled a cross between a small mole and a wart, and it hurt like hell when I would get, ahem, a wax job. Doc had to use the anesthesia and cut it out, but he did a fantastic job, I only needed one stitch, and although there is a small scar, if I didn't tell you where it was, you'd never be able to tell me. If I were in your shoes I would go ahead and have it removed, especially if you cut it when you are shaving.


I went to the dermatologist today too! However the main reason I went was for acne.


I know this may sound nuts, but I have some herbal stuff that is great at getting rid of stuff like that. If you want more info, you know where to find me. Trying this stuff won't hurt you if it doesn't work, but if it does you'll save yourself being cut up and stitched and all that jazz.


Can you post a pic? I've got a couple of things on my leg - and I never remember to ask the doc about it when I'm there. She is always in a hurry and I'm only there when I already have something else going on. My visits seem to consist of her writing all the places she wants me to go for all kinds of other reasons!!

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i would get it removed. I have a third nipple (shhh, don't tell) I had it removed after each pregnancy and it grew back, still have it now. Insurance companies aren't what they used to be.


I had two under my left breast. The only problem I had was that I couldn't help but look while he was removing one of them. I saw the big gaping hole and fainted, other than that all was fine. In fact, six days later when it was time for the stitches to come out the flu was running rampant in this house, and the itching was driving me crazy. I moaned until my husband took them out with a pair of embroidery scissors and tweezers. Have it taken off, it is really no big deal and much better gone, than staying and growing!

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