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WLE scar itches 3 years later

Forums General Melanoma Community WLE scar itches 3 years later

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    teach
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    I had an early melanoma removed in October  2007.  Recently, for the last month or so, the scar has become terribly itchy.  It is on my back, and I can't see it, so I had my husband take a look.  He can't see anything unusual, and he didn't feel any bumps.  I am somewhat concerned, since it has been so long since my surgery.  I just wondered if anyone here had had a recurrence with a symptom like this.   I am watching it, but don't want to be paranoid.  

    I had an early melanoma removed in October  2007.  Recently, for the last month or so, the scar has become terribly itchy.  It is on my back, and I can't see it, so I had my husband take a look.  He can't see anything unusual, and he didn't feel any bumps.  I am somewhat concerned, since it has been so long since my surgery.  I just wondered if anyone here had had a recurrence with a symptom like this.   I am watching it, but don't want to be paranoid.  

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      nicoli
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      Just go see your doctor. It may be nothing but you need to get it checked.

      Nicki, Stage3b. scalp

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      nicoli
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      Just go see your doctor. It may be nothing but you need to get it checked.

      Nicki, Stage3b. scalp

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      dian in spokane
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      I assume you are seeing a dermatologist on a regular basis. Bring this to his/her attention. If you can't feel anything or see anything, then the derm probably won't either..but you need to have it monitiored. And keep your husband checking it too, in case it changes between visits.

       

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      dian in spokane
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      I assume you are seeing a dermatologist on a regular basis. Bring this to his/her attention. If you can't feel anything or see anything, then the derm probably won't either..but you need to have it monitiored. And keep your husband checking it too, in case it changes between visits.

       

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