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Should I be worried about this mole

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LazyLockdown Thu 14-May-20 09:24:38

At least I think it's a mole. It appeared on my head when I was around 12 and was very blue in colour. My mum asked a doctor at the time and she said it was a birthmark, though I'm sure she would have noticed it before if it had been there since birth.

Now it seems to be changing, its raised, more black in colour, has a lighter ring around the outside, is scabbing, itchy at times. It's in a place too difficult for me to look properly, I can't tell if the border is irregular.

Mum had melonoma, so not sure if I should be worried. But I've been told in the past it's a birthmark, I don't want to bother a doctor right now for obvious reasons and also I'm young, early 20's so I think the risk is lower?
What do you think?

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Gallacia Thu 14-May-20 09:25:48

I was 18 when I had a cancerous mole, Young fit and healthy with minimum sun exposure.

Go get it checked

LazyLockdown Thu 14-May-20 09:27:02

Sorry to hear that @Gallacia, I hope all is well now.

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avroroad Thu 14-May-20 09:28:05

I don't want to bother a doctor right now for obvious reasons

What obvious reasons?

The advice is if you have a changing mole you get it checked out. That advice hasn't changed recently.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Thu 14-May-20 09:28:33

If it’s changing you should definitely get it checked: www.nhs.uk/conditions/moles/

You won’t be bothering the doctor, the NHS is still open and GPs are seeing patients.

LazyLockdown Thu 14-May-20 09:30:47

I just hate to be a bother, I'm sure they'll look and say it's nothing. I'll give them a call later just to be sure.

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namechangenumber2 Thu 14-May-20 09:33:11

I'm also someone who hates to bother people, I left a mole a few years ago which turned out to be malignant melanoma. It was enough to stop me worrying about bothering people again!

Get it checked out op x

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