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    Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    Hey everyone, Iím back.

    Basically, Iíve had a mole on my right thigh for years, ever since I can remember. In about the last 4 or 5 years, it has not grown, but slightly spread out and faded around the edges with the center remaining the same color it always has.

    I am worried that due to the multiple colors, this could be melanoma. Iím also worried that the pain Iíve been having in my right side could possibly be melanoma thatís spread to the liver, which is one of the most common places for melanoma to metastasize. Iíve almost convinced myself that I have stage 4 metastatic melanoma and I only have months to live.

    I cannot remember the last time I was this scared.

    Picture of the mole in question below. I have many other moles as well, but they all appear normal, this is the only abnormal one.



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    Re: Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    No pictures please.

    Why haven't you asked a doctor about the moles?
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    Re: Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    I see my doctor on the 29th of this month for a physical exam. I am going to ask her then. Iím sure she will say it looks normal, but just trying to keep myself grounded until then.

    Iím also trying to tell myself that if there were metastases on my liver, they wouldíve shown on the ultrasound I had in late July, which was for my gallbladder but stated ďthe liver appears normal.Ē


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    Re: Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    Yeah so there you go - panicking for no reason.
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    Re: Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    I have dozens of moles. I am also at high risk for melanoma. So, I get checked every six months. Many of my moles have done exactly what you are describing. My doc will tell his assistant to write that very thing in his notes. He says itís normal, but they make a note about these changes just to be extra safe.

    I bet youíre fine. Show your doc and youíll feel better. 😁

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    Re: Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    Thanks everyone.

    Just got back from my appointment. My doctor said it looks like a normal mole and that if she were worried she would send me to a dermatologist but sheís not worried whatsoever!


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    Re: Scared about Melanoma, pics included

    Good for you!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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