Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns we suggest you consult your GP.

So scared..please help

(9 Posts)
fireflies24 Thu 21-May-15 14:41:37

I suffer with HA which I am going to get help with but I actually have a very real concern now. I have had a mole on the sole of my foot for as long as I can remember. It is flat and oval but I would not say 100% regular. I am covered in moles. I am freaking out about this as even though I have been aware of it for a long time, I thought nothing of it. I recently was researching about the meaning of moles on feet/soles etc and I am left literally terrified. I had no idea that they could be so dangerous.
I know only a qualified dermatologist and biopsy can help me and I have made an appointment. The last few days I have not been able to eat or sleep. I know nobody here can really tell me it will be OK but I just wanted to find out if anyone else has had a mole on the sole of their foot?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 21-May-15 15:17:21

You've done the right thing to make an apptsmile

You've had it for as long as you can remember so hopefully it's nothing nasty, has it changed in shape, size, colour?

fireflies24 Thu 21-May-15 15:47:52

Thanks for your reply. I really don't know. Its always looked the same really...my dh said he has always seen it and not noticed anything different. It's always been the same size. Thing is I took a magnifying glass to it earlier and it really does look irregularsad I am literally terrified.

royalair Thu 21-May-15 16:02:06

Try not to panic and tell yourself it's the anxiety making you think like that not the reality of anything being wrong with the mole. I had a new mole appear on sole of my foot a few years ago and it was completely fine. I had another mole that bled & scaled over & it too was fine. A mole that is there a long time & hasn't changed doesn't meet the criteria of anything suspicious but get the professionals to tell you and then tick it off the list as nothing more to worry about wink

fireflies24 Thu 21-May-15 17:00:37

Thank you royalair, that is reassuring. I obviously won't know until I get it properly checked out but its reassuring to hear of other people with similar moles! Thing is there is a fine line between being vigilant and early detection of something sinister and then obsession.
There is so much conflicting advice online. On one hand people say a mole can look completely normal but then be growing in a much more sinister way deep into the skin without any obvious signs on the surface and then we are told to watch out for changes as that's the sign of danger. I have actually read that if a mole is showing changes-bleeding, growing etc it is often too late.
As you can see I have spent way too much time on google....HA makes me constantly seek reassurance.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 21-May-15 17:16:22

Step away from Google my love smile

royalair Thu 21-May-15 17:22:55

You will generally only read the scary stuff online and no matter what you read to reassure you will keep searching until you it drives you crazy. It's all part of anxiety. You have no worrying signs but you are doing the right thing to get it checked out so you can forget about it afterwards. It will be fine. Stop googling!! smile

fireflies24 Thu 21-May-15 18:31:23

Thank you all. I am still scared shitless but I just have to wait and see. I hate being this weak, before kids I never worried about any of this stuff, really wish I could feel like that again. I jumped out of planes, did loads of traveling and never gave a second thought to my health.
I don't feel like I am enjoying life and I hate Google because it always has the worst outcome no matter what you search... My mother is covered in moles and has never seen a dermatologist, she is 80.. but I just think if I don't keep on top of things and something could have been prevented..
I have young kids and I am terrified about leaving them without a Mum, it's my worse fear. Thanks for your replies.

molecule01 Thu 21-May-15 19:50:19

The mole will be nothing but your HA is something. Once you get the all clear from the mole you'll latch into something else next.

I know how shit it is so I'd concentrate on trying to get help with minimising the HA as that's the way forward ultimately.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now