A new spot

@ElicBxn (60135)
United States
May 28, 2016 6:45am CST
Okay, so I'm a spotty person. I have lots of spots (moles.) But I was driving to drop off the roomie's blood pack and I noticed one I don't remember seeing before. It's not like its in a place I can't see, far from it, its on the top and a bit to the outside of my left forearm. It is flat, but very dark and irregular looking. That's 3 out of 4 alarm buttons, so I called the doctor and made an appointment for Tuesday morning. Granted, I don't get out a lot these days, but I rode horses for years and I've also had a few bad sunburns in my time. So, I've been needing something to post and now I've found it.
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@Raine38 (9036)
• United States
28 May 16
My dad had a lot of moles too, but my sister took him to a dermatologist and they were able to cauterize it. They were not harmful, the doctor assured us, but of course it is aesthetically unpleasant. I am glad you are able to get an appointment with the doctor to get that checked on.
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
28 May 16
most of my moles I'm fine with, had one on my chin I hated and finally got removed, and had several more "suspicious" ones removed, but they were nothing...
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@trivia79 (7933)
• El Segundo, California
28 May 16
who in your family got also a condition like yours?
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@trivia79 (7933)
• El Segundo, California
31 May 16
@ElicBxn whoa! is it that deadly?
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
31 May 16
@trivia79 Melanoma is that deadly because it spreads. It can go down into the blood stream and end up in any organ in the body.
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@trivia79 (7933)
• El Segundo, California
31 May 16
@ElicBxn whoa! i didn't know that! so you think your condition would lead to that?
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• United States
28 May 16
I have a few of those that cause concern..must do something about it also. It is not something to take chances with that is for sure El.
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• United States
29 May 16
@ElicBxn Indeed especially if it is in the genes..sorry to know of your losses my friend.
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• United States
30 May 16
@ElicBxn I have it pre skin cancer..my insurance sucks too.
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
30 May 16
@TiarasOceanView My insurance isn't bad, so I'm not afraid to go to the doctor if I need to.
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@hereandthere (25015)
• Philippines
28 May 16
i have a lot of moles, too, raised and flat, black and brown. some have grown as i've gotten older, but so far, still symmetrical.
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
28 May 16
I have a LOT of them. Heck, I've had a LOT of them removed, even, but so far this is the first one I've seen that I've really been worried about since I don't remember ever seeing it before.
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• Philippines
28 May 16
@ElicBxn what is a bad sunburn like?
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
28 May 16
@hereandthere a bad sunburn is where you have blisters, I was literally pulling layers of skin off and the blisters were bursting and running like water down my bod
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@Marcyaz (36026)
• United States
28 May 16
Any time you see something like that on your skin that doesn't look right you need to have it checked out.
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
28 May 16
I totally agree! I lost a cousin to skin cancer, so I do worry a bit about it.
@Marcyaz (36026)
• United States
28 May 16
@ElicBxn fI it runs in the family then you do need to have it checked out right away.
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@marlina (64651)
• Canada
28 May 16
It is better that you keep an eye on them.
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@ElicBxn (60135)
• United States
28 May 16
That's what I believe. And I do watch my moles, but this is the first time one has appeared - ever. The rest I remember from childhood.