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Multiple Mole Removal?

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      Hello all. Just a brief backstory, I had a mole on the back of my leg that developed last spring after a sunburn. I got it removed and last week they called and told me it was severely atypical with a high potential to turn into melanoma. I am getting more of the area removed in a few weeks. I also got 2 more moles removed a few days ago and am (anxiously) awaiting the results of those.

      Here is my question: I’ve had a mole on my stomach for as long as I can remember. Today I noticed it seems to have grown in size and the borders are looking irregular, and it is a brownish red color. I am 28 weeks pregnant and sure that could possibly account for some of the changes. However, I’ve also read that pregnancy could possibly speed up the effects of melanoma. I guess I’m just wanting to know if I am worrying too much about this? I’ve been reading so much about melanoma and am very scared. Would it be logical to get this mole removed too, even though I’ve gotten 3 other moles removed in the past few weeks? I want to be cautious, but not ridiculous about it. I would ask my dermatologist her opinion on it but she didn’t seem concerned about any of the moles, even the one that came back highly atypical.

      I’m also concerned about this because I got some bloodwork done by my obgyn for my glucose tolerance test, and my white blood cells and neutrophils came back high (13.4 and 10.6). I’ve read that can happen in pregnancy, but can also happen with cancer.

      Thank you all for your time and any input would be appreciated!

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          Punch biopsies are quick, easy, painless, and certainly beat the alternative.

          Have them frequently (and often too)

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