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I’m a newly here and joined after finding a very suspicious looking mole (Dr told me a few years ago ‘don’t worry they are warts’).
My partner checked it, on my back, as I’ve been complaining of it’s constant itching.
When he showed me the photo I was a bit shocked, now worried. It’s quite crusty on top, large (1cm plus)itchy , huge change in colour from lighting brown to a dirty grey, slightly dark flecked, not long ago looked like the one next to it.
Dr aren’t open till Monday, when I will contact them, but can anyone say if there is cause for concern please?
I see a way of posting my photo…please let me know how if possible.
Lulu, if you don’t have a history of melanoma then I have no idea why your first stop is a melanoma web site because you have a funny looking mole. Even if you could post a photo, no one not even a dermatologist can tell what it is until they take it off and look under a high powered microscope with the proper staining applied. Derms are great for having experience of what might look like melanoma but even they get it wrong a lot when they just guess without sending out tissue to specialist to do proper staining and evaluation at lab. I have melanoma and if I scratch at an itchy mole, it will scab over and look crusty. Let an expert take a look when you can get a dermatologist appointment and go from there. If I have your history wrong (going by what you wrote above) and you have a history of melanoma then I would still give the same advice!
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