So i have an almost 1 year old male cat and he will claw my hand off if i touch the area in the picture. I'm a bit concerned about it, considered the intensity of the hand shredding. He is a normal weight (I admit a tiny bit on the heavy side for his age, but don't worry he's on a diet!) His droppings, behavior, and everything else are normal. Is it just me? He never liked being pet, or is this something like a growth. He had a hernia as a kitten, but there was a successful surgery so I don't think it really matters, but just in case! I haven't felt any lumps (I just checked since hes on my lap, nothing but fat. Its always been there since the surgery.) He is also neutered. Please note that he will also shred my hand if I brush near his... rear. But hey its all for his own good!