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Worried about mole
Feb 2, 2004
Hi
I am quite worried about a mole I have on my back. I think it has always been there but lately I have become so paranoid about my moles that I am stressing out about it. It's about 5mm wide and slightly raised. I've been keeping an eye on it for the last three months or so and it hasn't grown or anything but I can feel that one side of it is a bit rough and crusty.
I have been to the doctors twice since December and she said that she could not find anything to be concerned about but wants to see me every three months because I am very fair and have lots of moles. Also, the mole is right on the place in my back where it rubs against my chair at work so I'm not sure whether that has caused it to go a bit crusty. I have been at my desk a lot more than normal recently.
Could it just be irritated or should I go back to the doctor again?
[QUOTE=Kellylou]Hi
I am quite worried about a mole I have on my back. I think it has always been there but lately I have become so paranoid about my moles that I am stressing out about it. It's about 5mm wide and slightly raised. I've been keeping an eye on it for the last three months or so and it hasn't grown or anything but I can feel that one side of it is a bit rough and crusty.
I have been to the doctors twice since December and she said that she could not find anything to be concerned about but wants to see me every three months because I am very fair and have lots of moles. Also, the mole is right on the place in my back where it rubs against my chair at work so I'm not sure whether that has caused it to go a bit crusty. I have been at my desk a lot more than normal recently.
Could it just be irritated or should I go back to the doctor again?[/QUOTE]
I had mine removed due to cosmetic reasons the Doctors always said it was fine, well so much for fine. I have gone back three times and had more skin removed deeper and longer than where I started. The pathologist literally said I was a baby step away from melenoma. I personally say go with your gut feeling Im glad I did.Jeni





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