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The mole has not really changed in a while, but it's just iching a lot right now. Though it could just be my mind playing tricks.
I have been to the dermatologist a couple months ago.

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replied June 10th, 2008
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Has it always been with irregular shape?
Do you feel a burning sensation, too?
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replied June 10th, 2008
MandMs wrote:
Has it always been with irregular shape?
Do you feel a burning sensation, too?


Yeah it's always been like. I've had since I was very young so it probably deformed a little while I was growing.
No, it doesn't burn. It really only iches when I think about, or have nothing else on my mind.
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replied June 12th, 2008
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A persistently itchy moles can be indeed warning sign of a melanoma (ordinary moles aren't usually itchy).
Also, knowing the fact that melanoma can develop from a mole located at the soles and toe fingers, and that this place has frequent frictions and trauma, you should ask for further examination or even excision.

It will be good this mole to be first checked with dermatoscope, an instrument that can help your dermatologist to distinguish benign from malignant lesion (it will help your doctor to decide if the mole needs to be exceeded or left). It is especially of aid in the diagnosis of malignant melanoma.

Melanoma changes don't take long time!

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replied June 12th, 2008
Like I've said, it doesn't ichi all time. It's only when I think about. I've had other moles being ichi before, and they stopped iching when I stopped worrying about it.

Like I was saying it could be mind playing tricks on with the ichiness. It's about 3x more ichi than it was earlier today. Soon, I'm gonna forget about it, and the ichiness will go way down, or go away again.

Oh yeah, when I went to dermatologist. This is one the moles I was directly asking some questions about.
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replied June 12th, 2008
MandMs wrote:
A persistently itchy moles can be indeed warning sign of a melanoma (ordinary moles aren't usually itchy).
Also, knowing the fact that melanoma can develop from a mole located at the soles and toe fingers, and that this place has frequent frictions and trauma, you should ask for further examination or even excision.

It will be good this mole to be first checked with dermatoscope, an instrument that can help your dermatologist to distinguish benign from malignant lesion (it will help your doctor to decide if the mole needs to be exceeded or left). It is especially of aid in the diagnosis of malignant melanoma.

Melanoma changes don't take long time!

Waiting for your post!
Best wishes!
Marija


Is it possible for someone that's not a doctor to be able to use a dermatoscope fairly easily, and accurately? I doubt my parents would like the idea of me going back to the dermatologist so soon. A few months ago I pissed them off really badly from me worrying about moles. THey were diffrent ones than the one I'm worried about now.

Actually, could it be a scare of some kind?
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replied June 12th, 2008
BTW, the mole hasn't changed in shape in years, Also nobody in my family history has had skin cancer.
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replied February 6th, 2012
I have a mole the shape is normal but it was bleeding once but it does not any more I discovered it 3 months ago it start burning and pain in the area the mole is
I booked an appointment with specialist and my appointment is in 20 days from today I also checked my self in a walking clinic and was told to come tomorrow to do a biopsy I am worrying that should I wait for dermatologist which see me in 20 days or do a biopsy in a walking clinic
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replied February 6th, 2012
can you plz kindly letting me know
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replied February 6th, 2012
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Hi paktazh and welcome to ehealth: Wait for the Dermatologist...You will get a better evaluation by him/her...Please believe me that nothing will get worse in 20 days...Keep us advised...Take care...

Caroline
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replied March 20th, 2012
Is the burning commonly a sign of skin cancer? I have had a mole on my back for a long time but i recently began to feel the burning sensation, im worried
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replied March 20th, 2012
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kake1_1 wrote:
Is the burning commonly a sign of skin cancer? I have had a mole on my back for a long time but i recently began to feel the burning sensation, im worried


Hi kake and welcome to ehealth: No,this is not a sign...Look for discoloration of the mole...Changes in shape....Show it to your doctor when you see him/her...They ususally look different...Go to google and hit the images after you do skin cancer...This will show you..Take care...

Caroline
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replied June 5th, 2013
Itchy moles...
I have a rather small raised/flat mole in my underarm area/upper side of my breast. It has been itching alot sometimes I just want to tear the thing off it itches so bad. Even if I attempt to satisfy the itch it still itches until I get preoccupied with something else and even then it kind of has a light burning/itch sensation kind of similar to a bee sting (only way i can think of describing it) I have had breast augmentation several years ago- and different cancers do run in both sides of my family. I am concerned it could be, and hoping its not. Could anything else cause an otherwise normal mole to itch so much so often (like everyday)? Thanks!
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replied June 5th, 2013
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Hi logens_mommy: Anything that wasn't there the last time a doctor checked it over should be of concern...Seeing there are different cancers in your family puts a double need for this to be done...The best result would come from a Dermatologist...She/he is very familiar with this type of mole...Please have it checked out..Take care...

Caroline...
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replied June 15th, 2013
I have an appt on the 25th with my PCP, and hoping to get a referral to a dermatologist. I am anxious because I want to know what is causing the itching and treat/solve it. Its so aggravating that I am totally open to even having that mole and surrounding tissue removed. I was thinking the other day and for some silly reason I was just hoping it was like clogged ducts or something! Wishful thinking- but I really do hope that it turns out to be something that simple to treat!
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replied June 17th, 2013
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logens_mommy wrote:
I have an appt on the 25th with my PCP, and hoping to get a referral to a dermatologist. I am anxious because I want to know what is causing the itching and treat/solve it. Its so aggravating that I am totally open to even having that mole and surrounding tissue removed. I was thinking the other day and for some silly reason I was just hoping it was like clogged ducts or something! Wishful thinking- but I really do hope that it turns out to be something that simple to treat!


Wise move...Staying on top of something that is troubling you is the only way to go...If nothing else they should refer you for your own peace of mind...Take care...

Caroline...
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replied August 21st, 2013
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I had a mole recently that itched and was also stinging. Almost felt like a sting. I scratched part of it off. The Dr. didn't seem that concerned, but removed it anyway. It turned out to be harmless.
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