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3. Other characteristics

Sometimes AKs can be mistaken for warts. Like warts, they are often raised above the skin and may appear skin-colored. The growths can be just a few millimeters across or a few centimeters across. Some people report the patches feeling sore or itchy, and rarely, they may even bleed. If you have an unusual growth or patch that begins to multiply or to bleed, make an appointment with your GP right away.

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