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I think I might have a dermafibroma or a cyst. It has been worrying me lately and my parents want me to get it checked out. Can you give me any answers to this?

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

This seems to be a dermatofibroma. It's a benign connective tissue tumour. The best method for removal would be to get it excised by your doctor.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

I thought thats what it was but every picture I saw online looked more to be above the skin, like a mole where mine seems to be under the skin. It was flesh colored but changed to this purple/brown color. Does this still sound like a dermatafibroma?


Yes it still does sound like Dermatofibroma. However, without examining it, it's difficult to confirm the diagnosis. If it's changed colour the way you mention it could possibly be a haematoma as well. Since how long do you have it?

It would be best to let your doctor physically examine it.


Patient replied :

I have honestly had to for as long as I can remember so definitely at least 5 years but it changed colours about 2 to 3 years ago. It doesn't hurt, it just feels like a marble under my skin but a little softer.


Then it's more likely a dermatofibroma.

It would be best to let your doctor check it out.

Haematoma would not last so long.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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