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    Referred to dermatology - worried

    So Iíve had a freckle/mole on my leg for a long time and during pregnancy last year I noticed it maybe looked a bit darker or maybe I just noticed it more than usual. Anyway, thought nothing more of it and recently with the warmer weather Iíve been wearing cropped leggings and Iíve noticed it again. Decided to contact my GP for what I thought would just be a reassurance!

    So my GP looked at the photos and she said it doesnít present with massive red flags (itching, bleeding, crusting, growing fast) but as itís a bit darker in the middle and because Iíve said I think itís changed she said she was referring me to dermatology to get it looked at. Itís going down the 2 weeks wait for a cancer referral as well Iím going into panic overdrive.

    Deep down, Iím telling myself Iím sure itíll be okay and Iíll possibly have to have it cut out but Iím also panicking and giving myself a death sentence. My little girl is one this month and Iím panicking I wonít be here to watch her grow up.

    Has anyone had a referral for this kind of thing and everything been okay?? Talk me off my ledge!


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    Re: Referred to dermatology - worried

    Me, I have had 3 biopsys. All come back fine. 1 of them was a lot darker in the middle. Try not to worry, the derm will tell.u straight away with a dermascope

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    Re: Referred to dermatology - worried

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzymoon86 View Post
    So Iíve had a freckle/mole on my leg for a long time and during pregnancy last year I noticed it maybe looked a bit darker or maybe I just noticed it more than usual. Anyway, thought nothing more of it and recently with the warmer weather Iíve been wearing cropped leggings and Iíve noticed it again. Decided to contact my GP for what I thought would just be a reassurance!

    So my GP looked at the photos and she said it doesnít present with massive red flags (itching, bleeding, crusting, growing fast) but as itís a bit darker in the middle and because Iíve said I think itís changed she said she was referring me to dermatology to get it looked at. Itís going down the 2 weeks wait for a cancer referral as well Iím going into panic overdrive.

    Deep down, Iím telling myself Iím sure itíll be okay and Iíll possibly have to have it cut out but Iím also panicking and giving myself a death sentence. My little girl is one this month and Iím panicking I wonít be here to watch her grow up.

    Has anyone had a referral for this kind of thing and everything been okay?? Talk me off my ledge!


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    Re: Referred to dermatology - worried

    Quote Originally Posted by Anxiouscow View Post
    Can I ask how old you are?
    Iím 35


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    Re: Referred to dermatology - worried

    Just to update on this post -

    I saw the dermatologist and she used her scope on my mole and said itís completely fine. She said to keep an eye on all moles but this one is fine.

    I also asked her to look at one on my neck while I was there lol and she said that one is also fine.

    So for now, all is well


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