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Itchy mole
Mar 26, 2009
Hello everyone. I'm a 21 year old female with a concern. Just recently I've noticed that I've been scratching a single area of my torso a lot. Today I looked at the area after subconsciously scratching away and realized it's a mole. It's an average brown-redish mole that's 3mm wide and 5mm long. It looks completely normal except the skin around it (extending about 2mm) is red and slightly inflamed. Normally I wouldn't be worried but it itches very badly.

I also have a mole above my pubic hair that honestly looks like melanoma (from pictures I've seen) It's 10mm in diameter and about 4mm wide. The outside edges aren't raised above the skin but the middle is. It's also very floppy. It hurts when I accidentally snag it on my pants or something else.

I'm actually very concerned about this. I do not have a history of skin cancer, or any of the sort. I am however one of the lightest skinned people I know, I'm covered in freckles, and when I was younger I spent a lot of time at the pool unprotected, resulting in blistering sunburns frequently throughout my childhood. I also have mild psoriasis (which I thought the itching was at first, hence the non-concern)

Any advice would be great. I plan to see a doctor, but I'd like some opinions first.
Re: Itchy mole
Dec 20, 2010
[QUOTE=Ariaden;3934659]Hello everyone. I'm a 21 year old female with a concern. Just recently I've noticed that I've been scratching a single area of my torso a lot. Today I looked at the area after subconsciously scratching away and realized it's a mole. It's an average brown-redish mole that's 3mm wide and 5mm long. It looks completely normal except the skin around it (extending about 2mm) is red and slightly inflamed. Normally I wouldn't be worried but it itches very badly.

I also have a mole above my pubic hair that honestly looks like melanoma (from pictures I've seen) It's 10mm in diameter and about 4mm wide. The outside edges aren't raised above the skin but the middle is. It's also very floppy. It hurts when I accidentally snag it on my pants or something else.

I'm actually very concerned about this. I do not have a history of skin cancer, or any of the sort. I am however one of the lightest skinned people I know, I'm covered in freckles, and when I was younger I spent a lot of time at the pool unprotected, resulting in blistering sunburns frequently throughout my childhood. I also have mild psoriasis (which I thought the itching was at first, hence the non-concern)

Any advice would be great. I plan to see a doctor, but I'd like some opinions first.[/QUOTE]
Hi,

I have the same problem as you. I am 24 yrs old and I have recently discovered that a mole on my chest has grown in the past 2-3 months, it bled for the first time last week and it has then changed color and it's itchy. I am very concerned and like you, I have no insurance and very little money b/c I am in school and an unpaid intern. What have your doctors said about this? I am going to look for answers as soon as possible. I played tennis growing up and didn't protect myself from the sun as I should have. =( I hope you and I do not have anything serious to worry about.





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