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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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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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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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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.
Well yes, it will probably be fine... but i won't make an appointment... (yet). I'm too afraid of the doctor / dermatologist.
 

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If, by chance, this is cancer, time works against you. The sooner you address this, the easier it will be.

By chance, I have a relative visiting with me in order to be treated by my dermatologist/skin cancer doctor. He has much delayed addressing his issue. Now, years after the discovery, he has lost a portion of one ear. Treated early he likely wouldn’t even have a scar.

Don’t be your own worst enemy. Especially since your mole is likely benign. All you are doing is taking away your own peace of mind.
 

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If, by chance, this is cancer, time works against you. The sooner you address this, the easier it will be.

By chance, I have a relative visiting with me in order to be treated by my dermatologist/skin cancer doctor. He has much delayed addressing his issue. Now, years after the discovery, he has lost a portion of one ear. Treated early he likely wouldn’t even have a scar.

Don’t be your own worst enemy. Especially since your mole is likely benign. All you are doing is taking away your own peace of mind.
Yes, i'll probably go to the doctor anyway. The discomfort and itching has increased... Like i can't (not) scratch on it, and that wasn't the case like a month ago... So just for that, it's concerning, and still better that it gets removed. And i can let that other (huge) mole check, but i think that one is safe, just has the potential to become a bit more concerning i guess (because of the size).
 

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I understand how you feel about this. I have been there without expecting an issue. Once you have this addressed it will be a big load off your mind. Make the call, see the doc, ease your mind.
 

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Go to a doctor laki. It might be nothing, but they will probably get it removed and you won't have to worry about it anymore. If it goes dark or changes shape it's definitely something you shouldn't ignore. Don't worry though, it's only an early sign/warning of something that could potentially become threatening to your health.
 

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Stop asking us questions you should be asking medical professionals.
 

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My mom always advised me to not "borrow trouble". i.e. don't worry about things that haven't yet happened.

Bottom line, if it concerns you, then remove mole and wait as patiently as possible for the biopsy results. Then and only then, should you start to research your options if needed.
 
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