Squamous Cell Cancer on 28 year old scar????

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Squamous Cell Cancer on 28 year old scar????

by StarHippy on Fri Apr 08, 2016 07:05 PM

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Hi, folks, I have a 2 inch scar from surgery for SCFE (hip surgery) as a child. It's now 28 years old. I have matching scars (right and left hips).  On Tuesday I was getting a shower and realised that the one on my right side was completely red, raised and later turned into a blister filled with clear fluid. It does not appear infected, however. I am very surprised by this as this has never happened to any of my surgical scars (I've got a number of them!). I took it to my GP on Wednesday and she said she had no idea what it was and just dressed it and asked me to come back next week to check that it was healing. Any ideas what it could be? I have read that Squamous Cell Cancer can form on old scars.  It's just the weirdest thing.  The entire scar is affected by the blister, which has started to, in places, burst.  I've got Eumavate Cream to put on it.  A bit of background to my complicated health, I have positive ANA (1:1280 at last read), am Anti-Ro (SSA) positive and centromere antibody positive. Rheumatologists have dismissed me as having any definite diagnosis. They have said "undifferentiated connective tissue disease". I also have been being treated for pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC) since early teens. I am now 40. Any advice on who I should be speaking to (rheum, derm or just continue with GP)?? If it is not Squamous Cell Cancer, any ideas what it could be? There is no evidence of trauma to the area or rubbing. Gosh, I've got 28 years with nothing wrong. It is starting to get itchy.  Thanks

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