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To be shitting myself over a mole

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lozengeoflove Sun 16-Aug-15 21:56:03

I've had a mole on my torso for as long as I can remember. It's brown and looks a bit like an extra chocolatey, round cocoa puff. I've had it checked out couple of times in the past and each time I was reassured it was fine.

During first pregnancy it's been getting bigger. I've chalked it up to hormonal changes and didn't see anyone about it. Baby breastfed for a year and liked to play with -third nipple- said mole, once she became aware of it. For the last six months, since I've stopped breastfeeding, I haven't really paid it any attention. Last night my bra must have sat on top of the mole awkwardly and it's since been painful and red around the edges. I've noticed it looks bloody huge now and so am shitting myself.

On top of everything, I'm pregnant again - and as it's very early days I'm worrying about needing to get the mole cut out, or it having developed into something sinister.

Has anyone had this? AIBU to want to get this checked out ASAP, which in my neck of woods means waiting to see a GP for about 3-4 weeks?

TeddyBear5 Sun 16-Aug-15 22:04:35

I had one which developed and few massively in pregnancy. I had it checked out and was told that it was quite normal for the hormones to accelerate the size of moles. If the edges are still regular and colour is even across it then I would say you're probably still fine. Go get it checked out but try not to worry. It's almost definitely fine. Good luck.

TeddyBear5 Sun 16-Aug-15 22:04:57

*grew

lozengeoflove Sun 16-Aug-15 22:17:04

Thank you teddy. That's reassuring regarding size. I'd say that the colour is not quite even but will try not to worry excessively...

Calloh Mon 17-Aug-15 14:46:27

I had one which grew with uneven edges and colour uneven and that totally freaked me out but the GP said it was fine.

Really worth getting checked out but I'm sure it will be fine.

Thurlow Mon 17-Aug-15 14:52:47

Definitely get it checked out, but it is very normal for moles to change during pregnancy. Loads of mine did.

On a side note when I first saw this thread title I thought you meant there was a mole in your garden grin

mrspremise Mon 17-Aug-15 15:01:20

Another fool one who thought you meat a furry animal blush ! Don't tie yourself up in knots worrying; I have a huge cico pop mole in my armpit thst got bigger and very irritable both time I was pregnant. Do get it checked, if only for your own peace of mind, but it's almost certainly yet another batshit-crazy-hormones thing. Have a brew and some thanks smile

mrspremise Mon 17-Aug-15 15:01:59

meant,m not meat, stupid clumsy fingers!! blush blush

lozengeoflove Mon 17-Aug-15 18:46:53

Thurlow, so glad to hear all was well with your furry animal mole! Got an appointment to get mine checked in couple of weeks' time.

And yes, mrspremise, I suspect hormones have already started to work their batshit magic.

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