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Thedarksideofthemoon30 Tue 27-Oct-20 21:30:53

Iv had a mole on my hip for many years. It’s always been raised.

Where it is my belly covers it 🙈 but for the last 6 months it’s been really itchy. I try rubbing it as it hurts to itch. It’s bled a few times.

Is it worth getting it checked or is it where it is, it might be abit sweaty and making it itch? 🤮🙈

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Thedarksideofthemoon30 Tue 27-Oct-20 21:32:42

Is It even a mole? Maybe a skin tag? Uhh

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FernGilly Tue 27-Oct-20 21:33:29

Get it checked by a doctor!

Seaswims Tue 27-Oct-20 21:35:11

Definitely get it checked ASAP!!!

Seaswims Tue 27-Oct-20 21:36:53

Irregular shape, different colours, itching and bleeding - they are all big warning signs OP

Thedarksideofthemoon30 Tue 27-Oct-20 21:42:49

Now I think about it that hip has felt really “numb” lately, but I thought it was from my section 4 years ago.

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NanTheWiser Tue 27-Oct-20 22:16:59

It could be something as simple as a sebhorreic keratosis, quite benign (I have loads, but I’m old), but best to get it checked out, for peace of mind.

PlanDeRaccordement Tue 27-Oct-20 22:18:45

Agree get it checked out right away. Those are all warning signs of skin cancer.

Allywill Tue 27-Oct-20 22:34:53

I have something similar on my forehead. Made a gp appointment (which was over telephone) I explained my worries, gpmsaid come down now. She spent several minutes (felt like hours) looking at it with an eyeglass thing to declare it “fine”. Feel much better now. It’s still itchy and dry but she said to put some emollient on it and it does seem to be improving. Get it checked better safe than sorry.

Pyewhacket Tue 27-Oct-20 22:36:22

Get it removed

MrsMigginsMate Tue 27-Oct-20 22:45:03

I had one like that on my hairline, and very apologetically told the doctor 'i'm sorry for wasting your time, it's probably bleeding because it's catching on my hairbrush'. She accepted that and sent me home, in hindsight I was being daft and should have pushed for referral.

2 years later I went back and was referred urgently to dermatology, the consultant said nothing to worry about but we will shave it to biopsy anyway and it came back as cancerous. Don't worry though, basal cell carcinoma is extremely common and not life limiting at all, it's one of the slowest growing cancers and the only treatment is to cut it out and then you're discharged and it really won't come back or spread. Had a small section of skin removed with a few stitches and everything is completely fine.

But I am cross with myself for minimising it to my doctor and almost encouraging them to sweep it under the rug. It's best you get a dermatology referral under the urgent two week wait system. But please don't worry yourself, there's so many things it can be that are so easily fixed. The whole experience taught me not to be so scared of the "c word", and that an awful lot of cancers are easily treated and never come back, unlike the scary portrayal on TV and film.

Good luck OP

IdrisElbow Tue 27-Oct-20 22:49:18

OP please get it checked as soon as possible. You are not wasting anyone's time. Skin cancer is one of the cancers where if caught early it has an almost 100% success rate, whereas if left those odds quote rapidly diminish. As someone who had a melanoma removed a couple of years ago, which had been on my body for a while and was showing all the classic signs of being sinister, and which I ignored, i pop onto every one of these threads to urge you to have it checked.

Please do not worry but also don't put it off.

Thedarksideofthemoon30 Tue 27-Oct-20 22:53:05

Thank you, going to ring in the morning.

The more I think about it the hip area has been playing up more. It’s really tingly/numb around the area and my hip hurts but as I said I assumed it was from my spinal 4 years ago 🙈

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frustrationcentral Tue 27-Oct-20 23:10:02

Another here to have a nag! Please get it checked OP

Like another PP I've had malignant melanoma before - a few years ago. I was lucky as it was very early stage but I'm now ultra cautious now about my skin

Good luck x

Makegoodchoices Tue 27-Oct-20 23:13:03

Get it checked. Mine is on my shoulder, got bigger and was itchy. Turned out to be a skin tag inside a mole, but definitely worth checking out.

Janegrey333 Tue 27-Oct-20 23:18:40

It’s important to get it looked at. x

Thedarksideofthemoon30 Wed 28-Oct-20 12:41:25

Thank you.

I have a phone appointment on Friday and Iv had to send photos 🙈

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Thedarksideofthemoon30 Fri 30-Oct-20 09:59:07

He said it just looks like a normal mole. But I’m not sure I believe that?

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Seaswims Fri 30-Oct-20 10:03:19

Did you go in and see the doctor? Did he have a good look with a mini magnifying glass thing? I had a mole that was a perfect circle but had gone darker and they whipped it off. I'm shocked that he's said its fine - itchy, bleeding and an irregular shape!!

Thedarksideofthemoon30 Fri 30-Oct-20 10:11:05

Nope he just looked at that photo.

He said they won’t remove it either atm due to Covid.

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Seaswims Fri 30-Oct-20 10:57:59

Is there an option to have it privately removed?

WitchQueenofDarkness Fri 30-Oct-20 10:59:01

Keep the photograph and take another every couple of weeks. If there is any change then you have evidence to push for a dermatology referral.

If it’s any help I have a couple shaped like that. They’ve been checked by a specialist and cleared.

frustrationcentral Fri 30-Oct-20 13:18:46

Thedarksideofthemoon30

Nope he just looked at that photo.

He said they won’t remove it either atm due to Covid.


Even if it's suspicious?! What is going on with this world

Thedarksideofthemoon30 Fri 30-Oct-20 16:28:51

I know. He just said it’s a normal mole.

I’m really worried about jt.

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MrsPinkCock Fri 30-Oct-20 17:04:48

OP I’ve had both basal cell carcinoma and a referral for squamous cell (which turned out to be benign!)

Yours looks to me like two moles of different colours and they are fairly symmetrical in mole terms so whilst I wouldn’t hugely worry, I would definitely try and get it looked at because of the itching, that (and fast growth) was the trigger for my BCC.

I went private for excision and removal as the NHS couldn’t book me a bloody appointment as there was nothing in our region within two weeks. It cost me £650 for the op and biopsy.

You need a referral letter from your GP but I was seen within 48 hours. I would hope they would write you a referral for peace of mind.

Call back and explain you are worried and want to be seen in person and if they won’t then ask for a referral so you can deal with it privately!

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