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Worried about a mole

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PepperAndPops Fri 10-Aug-18 21:40:35

I have a mole that was a bit itchy and then realised it has totally changed colour and grown - it's the only mole on my body that is raised and not smooth.

To look at it, it doesn't look particularly unusual it's definitely unusual for me.


Handbaghag Fri 10-Aug-18 21:43:26

Simples. See your GP. neither Google nor anyone on here is qualified to say anything else. If you're worried about it, see your GP. Hope you get some reassurance soon x

PepperAndPops Fri 10-Aug-18 21:54:21

I know, I will call them on Monday. I guess I don't really have a point to my post, just needed to write it down/tell somebody but didn't want to turn it into a "thing" in real life iyswim? It might be nothing

lljkk Sat 11-Aug-18 08:45:11

There are lots of types of harmless moles, you probably need an expert to figure it out.

Arcadia Sat 11-Aug-18 08:54:41

As PP said lots of things it could be but just get it checked out as you are planning to. I am lucky enough to have a dermatologist neighbour that I pop into with skin things sometimes (we help them out with other stuff!). I sometimes get a type of wart that raises and goes a bit hard then eventually peels off so it could be that. Pic attached ( not mine but from internet).

Arcadia Sat 11-Aug-18 08:55:42

Called geriatric warts - but I am 44 so was a bit shocked when he told me!

SlimmingMumOf1 Sat 11-Aug-18 09:04:13

Yes you need to go and see your GP. Immediately.

lljkk Sat 11-Aug-18 09:27:54

yeah, I get 'geriatric warts'; I think the first one when I was 32yo. I've never had them diagnosed, I just figure out I could peel it off & make it go away. Later on got curious enough to figure out what it was from Dr. Google. I spot them on other people sometimes.

PepperAndPops Sat 11-Aug-18 14:45:59

I don't think it's a wart, it's not hard at all. But wouldn't rule it out I guess.

The issue is once you google things like this - you end up convinced of worst case scenario!

lljkk Sat 11-Aug-18 17:23:37

geriatric warts aren't warts, it's a misnomer. They aren't even contagious (real warts are contagious). The proper name is seborrhic keratosis (I probably spelled wrong). It's a skin growth that appears, grows, scabs off. ime over 6-10 weeks. I get one in the same few places every 2-4 yrs.

I'm opposite, the more I google the lower chances of worst case scenario I see. Just too many billion other possibilities.

PepperAndPops Sat 11-Aug-18 19:28:56

Thanks, I've just googled seborrhic keratosis and actually it could be that. But will try and get to the gp tomorrow to check

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