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    Is this a suspicious mole?

    I have one mole that really concerns me, and freaks me out, and also annoys me (the one that itches). And it's shape has changed over the last month I THINK (Not sure, but i think)

     


    Sorry for photo quality, but it's hard to check it well and to make a photo of it, and my phone doesn't have the best quality. I'm not sure if it's me being paranoid, but it just doesn't look good and some warning signs went off, to be fair... (it's assymetric probably, it MIGHT've evolved, i'm not sure about the "border") I mean the other ones seem okay, but this one... yes i just can't guarantee that this one is okay.

    What do you guys think. Should I probably make an appointment with a doctor or dermatologist. Would that be the best thing to do?
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    @Lakigigar - You should see a dermatologist then a GP. In that order.
    Last edited by Scoobyscoob; 01-22-2019 at 12:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakigigar View Post
    I have one mole that really concerns me, and freaks me out, and also annoys me (the one that itches). And it's shape has changed over the last month I THINK (Not sure, but i think)

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    Hi, Lakigigar! Suggest you get a bottle of iodine. Every day paint the 'mole' with iodine. That's pretty much it. Just apply the iodine every day until the spot is gone.

    Of course if the spot gets larger or changes in some other worrisome way without shrinking, it may be best to check with a doctor.




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    Get it checked. I had one removed from my back, which was painless and easy. I learned quite a bit in the process. These shouldn’t be trifled with. Some are nothing, others can be much more. I wouldn’t put off having it checked by a professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobyscoob View Post
    @Lakigigar - You should see a dermatologist then a GP. In that order.
    what is a GP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakigigar View Post
    what is a GP?
    A general practitioner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascal01 View Post
    Get it checked. I had one removed from my back, which was painless and easy. I learned quite a bit in the process. These shouldn’t be trifled with. Some are nothing, others can be much more. I wouldn’t put off having it checked by a professional.
    Was your "mole" already incarcinerous... How often do you need to go to the dermotologist for check-ups...

    More than 11 moles on right arm 'could indicate greater skin cancer risk'

    I mean i have 27 of them on my right arm and i've only been once to the dermatologist in my life...

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    I went to a dermatologist because several people I know had developed multiple skin cancers. There were several places on my scalp I had checked, which turned out to be nothing. I was surprised when he told me to lift my shirt so he could check my back. He found two moles that concerned him and sent them both to be biopsied. One was nothing, the other was significant.

    When I saw him a second time he explained my biopsy results. The second mole was not cancerous, but was nearly so. Moles can change with time and go from being nothing to becoming cancerous. Mine was nearly there.

    There are skin cancers which are easily treated. There are others which are far worse.

    Not long ago a woman was told by her hairdresser that she had developed a mole on her scalp. The hairdresser suggested seeing a doctor. Finding serious cancer, the doctor said the hairdresser had saved the woman’s life.

    A mole which changes shape, bleeds, itches or otherwise causes concern needs to be looked at by a doctor.

    These are very easy doctor’s visits by the way. My office call was strait forward and painless. You should consider seeing a doctor, the sooner the better, to ease your mind. The chances are it is nothing. If it is, the sooner you get it dealt with, the better.
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    Yes, it's true, and i'll at least have them all checked.

    This is another one... this one is huge (it's by far my biggest, and probably has a diameter of 3-4 cm) but doesn't seem concerning otherwise. I didn't check my moles in the last year. This one didn't change since last month, but i don't think it's there for a long time... I mean it wasn't there last year (if i remember correctly).


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    This is actually easy to address. The doctor will listen to what you have to say and then examine you.

    You sound concerned, perhaps even worried. A person’s thoughts can be troubling. The doctor will alleviate that by getting a good look and making an assessment of your condition. Biopsies may follow. Then you can forget this happened or deal with it.

    You know, the chances are you’re just fine. And the best part is the doctor will look at what you can’t see. That way you really do get a clean bill of health and put your concerns behind you.


     
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