• I have an itchy mole that is getting itchier and itchier. Is this something to worry about?

    Asked by grannys on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    I have an itchy mole that is getting itchier and itchier. Is this something to worry about?

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      Is it growing in size? You might want a dermatologist to look at it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      When in doubt, check it out. Why worry? Go to doc to get it checked. It may be no big deal.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      You have received good advice to have your mole checked by a dermatologist, preferably a dermatologist with experience in melanoma. A mole that itches is something to get checked out and there are other signs to be aware of and follow the ABCDE rule for moles.

      A for lack of asymmetry, B for irregular borders, C for variegated Color, D for a diameter larger than a pencil eraser, and E for evolving over time.

      All that having been said, try not to freak out, the vast majority of questionable moles turn out to be nothing, but do not put off getting an appointment.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      Go to the dermo and get it checked. If only for piece of mind. Have him do a full body check. Its worth it. Might just be cold weather or a new soap you are using. Better to have an expert look at it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar
      packerbacker

      I had what I thought was a mole that had grown. I told my doctor, and after doing a whole body check, he biopsied and removed it. It turns out it was a wart! But, I felt much better knowing instead of wondering and worrying. Let your doc know!

      almost 5 years ago
    • maralyn's Avatar
      maralyn

      i have a spot on my face and one on my back that i wonder about, but they say "deal with one thing at a time, we'll check the spots after your recover from your next surgery" is this good advice or should i go over their heads and check them out on my own??? maybe i am just paranoid of having cancer in other places!?!?!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      Maralyn, if your surgery is scheduled for right around the corner and recovery is anticipated to be quick, the advise to wait might be sound. Personally, I feel having a dermatologist take a look can, under the best of circumstances, give you a feeling of comfort. Since 2007 I have had four different types of cancer and I'm glad I never waited to get something checked out. Regardless of what your decision is, best of luck to you.

      almost 5 years ago
    • maralyn's Avatar
      maralyn

      dick, my surgery is hopefully around the end of february, i have no idea what the recovery will be, everyones stories seem to be different,,, maybe i wouldn't be able to get into a dermatologist before then anyway,,, decisions, our lives revolve around them, and i have a hard time making them when it comes to myself,,, maybe gaining weight and getting stronger should be my 100% focus now so i can have this surgery and move on from there!!! thanks for your reply+++

      almost 5 years ago

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