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Worried about mole

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lucybee77 Tue 06-Feb-18 18:24:56

Hi there, just looking for advice or maybe reassurance about a mole. I have a mole on my back that has always been there, quite close to a bra strap. Just a normal mole, round, light brown, smooth surface. A week ago I noticed it was harder, darker and raised a bit. I rubbed at it and the top flaked off, leaving a normal smooth mole underneath. I freaked a bit (have HA) and immediately hot footed it to the GP. She had a look and said it was 'nothing scary, like cancer' most likely surface irritation because of where it is and gave me fusidic acid to use. She said if there were any changes to size, shape or any bleeding I should go back. I have been keeping a (very!) close eye on it since and it was smooth for a couple of days then seemed to go hard and flake off again. This has happened twice now. It hasn't changed in any other way but the fact that it keeps scabbing/healing seems a bit odd. Does anyone have any experience of this? I feel I am at the GP every other week at the moment and don't really want to go back as it hasn't changed in any of the ways she mentioned. Health Anxiety is through the roof at the moment. Thank you.

Milliways Tue 06-Feb-18 19:16:07

I get these, and have had the Gp have a look if any go black. They are seborrheic keratosis, so not even a real mole, and they continually crust and flake- and it’s perfectly safe to pick the crust off if annoying, then you get the smooth mark for a good while until they get irritated again.

lucybee77 Thu 08-Feb-18 08:25:17

Thank you. I had not heard of these, my GP didn't mention them. I am hoping that it's only because it is under my bra strap it is harder for it to heal as it is always rubbing, and nothing more sinister. I will persist with the cream and hopefully it will clear up. Maybe even go bra-less for a couple of days eeek!

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