Does this look like skin cancer?

(14 Posts)
Hoohaahoo Wed 19-Feb-20 23:16:10

I’ve booked a doctors appointment but for curiosity’s sake I’m posting a photo.

What do you think?

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Hoohaahoo Wed 19-Feb-20 23:17:11

For extra context it’s been itchy recently and the dark border is a new thing.

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GeePipe Wed 19-Feb-20 23:21:03

Cant say at all. A dr will look at it under a light with a magnifying lamp and prob send to dermatology to double check. Thats what they did with mine. If a dr cant even say with certainty i wouldnt trust people online to know tbf. Hopefully its nothing and your worrying needlessly.

glitterfarts Wed 19-Feb-20 23:50:53

If it is changing, then you need a referral to dermatology and they might do a biopsy or just remove it.
Don't burn it off. Doesn't look especially dodgy to me and I've had several removed surgically.

peekaboob Thu 20-Feb-20 00:06:56

Definitely get it checked, see your GP and ask for a referral to Dermatology. I have experience of something similar.

HollowTalk Thu 20-Feb-20 00:11:48

Google pyogenic granuloma and see whether it looks like your skin, OP. In any case see a GP.

Hoohaahoo Thu 20-Feb-20 09:35:34

I’m booked in to see a skin specialist but I can’t help obsessing over it.

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peekaboob Thu 20-Feb-20 10:00:01

@HollowTalk mine was "diagnosed" by a GP as a pyogenic granuloma but I pushed for a Derm referral. It wasn't a granuloma.

Hoohaahoo Thu 20-Feb-20 10:04:09

I don’t think it is pyogenic granuloma. It’s a pre existing mole that’s changed colour.

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Hoohaahoo Thu 20-Feb-20 12:49:37


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AnneOfTeenFables Thu 20-Feb-20 12:53:33

No-one can or should diagnose you over the internet. When is your appointment?
Be prepared that they might just remove it at the appointment. I didn't expect that to happen with mine and would have arranged DH to drive me home afterwards if I had (mine didn't look like your's and was in an awkward position in my leg for driving home.)

Hoohaahoo Thu 20-Feb-20 13:44:20

Yes it says on the letter they are a see and treat centre, I’m hoping they will just take it off.
It’s early March but I’m just impatient to know.

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SinkGirl Thu 20-Feb-20 13:46:57

I have several moles that have changed in a similar way (darker border, raised, itchy). I’ve had them checked out each time and they were completely benign. Had one big one removed because it ended up like a ball and it was catching on my bra and bleeding.

Definitely right to get it checked out but try not to worry - much more likely to be benign.

Hoohaahoo Thu 20-Feb-20 14:50:02

That’s reassuring to read. Thank you.

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