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      I recently developed pimple-like thing which is not a pimple. It is red in color and drives me crazy when I think about skin metastases. However, when I press on it, the color goes away. Is it possible for skin metastases to  "blanch"????

      I recently developed pimple-like thing which is not a pimple. It is red in color and drives me crazy when I think about skin metastases. However, when I press on it, the color goes away. Is it possible for skin metastases to  "blanch"????

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        Jaime.30
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          I am not sure about the color going away but my husbands primary was a flesh colored lump on his ear and he thought it was a cyst.  It was a spitzoid Melanoma tumor.  Once we finally got him to a derm they told us that there are several benign skin bumps but melanoma can be a red, blue, black or even colorless bumps…not just the black or multicolored mole.  He has had other small red bumps that sent us into worry world….that the derm says are totally harmless and they went away on their own..infected hair folicles, I believe is what they were.  Sorry I could not be more helpful but I hope you can get into the derm and everything is fine. Take care.

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          Jaime.30
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            I am not sure about the color going away but my husbands primary was a flesh colored lump on his ear and he thought it was a cyst.  It was a spitzoid Melanoma tumor.  Once we finally got him to a derm they told us that there are several benign skin bumps but melanoma can be a red, blue, black or even colorless bumps…not just the black or multicolored mole.  He has had other small red bumps that sent us into worry world….that the derm says are totally harmless and they went away on their own..infected hair folicles, I believe is what they were.  Sorry I could not be more helpful but I hope you can get into the derm and everything is fine. Take care.

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            EricNJill
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              Eric's first sign of mets were small bumps that looked like pimples.  We never pressed on them to see if the color went away so I don't know about that.  I would definitely make an appoinment with your Oncologist or Dermatologist just to have it looked at.  He went from having 5 to 20 in a matter of weeks and now has innumerable. 

              I'm not trying to worry you but it's always better to get things checked out.

              Good Luck, Jill N Eric in OH

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                  Thank you for the response, Jill.

                  I remember you posted a picture of Eric's leg. Could you do that again, please? I will apreciate that.

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                    Thank you for the response, Jill.

                    I remember you posted a picture of Eric's leg. Could you do that again, please? I will apreciate that.

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                  EricNJill
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                    Eric's first sign of mets were small bumps that looked like pimples.  We never pressed on them to see if the color went away so I don't know about that.  I would definitely make an appoinment with your Oncologist or Dermatologist just to have it looked at.  He went from having 5 to 20 in a matter of weeks and now has innumerable. 

                    I'm not trying to worry you but it's always better to get things checked out.

                    Good Luck, Jill N Eric in OH

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                    Janner
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                      When something "blanches", it is most likely vascular (blood vessel) related.  Hemangiomas or cherry hemangiomas blanch when you press them.  They are totally benign.  These are extremely common.  Melanoma does not blanch when pressed – it is a solid tumor.

                      As with anything, check with your doctor if you have questions. But I wouldn't be jumping to any serious conclusions right now.

                      Best wishes,

                      Janner

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                      Janner
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                        When something "blanches", it is most likely vascular (blood vessel) related.  Hemangiomas or cherry hemangiomas blanch when you press them.  They are totally benign.  These are extremely common.  Melanoma does not blanch when pressed – it is a solid tumor.

                        As with anything, check with your doctor if you have questions. But I wouldn't be jumping to any serious conclusions right now.

                        Best wishes,

                        Janner

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