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    Ok, so about a year ago I had a mole removed becuase it had changed colour, luckily there was no sign of cancer or anything like that.
    However, does this mean that nothing bad was found in that mole particularly or in general there is nothing wrong with my skin?
    Also, I want to go back to my Dr about other moles I have, however can they just check it there to see if anything wrong with it and not have to refer me to a specialist?
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    Afaik, your doctor can just check it for you If not, even if you are referred to a specialist it's better to be checked out and sure about what it is.
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    sorry i have no idea about this, but, quick question, when you have a mole removed does it leave a bad scar?
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    I have my moles checked every six months or so (mother and sister both had skin cancer) and am scheduled to get some more removed from my back.

    I had quite a large one removed from my stomach about a year ago and there isnt any real scar unless you look very closely and you can see my skin is slightly paler. I think its best to get them checked before they can change into something worse.
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    I have been left with a scar yes, however as sequin12 said it only really looks like paler skin. I have loads on my legs and i'm wondering if the Dr checks them all? If he does then I wonder if all will be removed.
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    (Original post by sequin12)
    I have my moles checked every six months or so (mother and sister both had skin cancer) and am scheduled to get some more removed from my back.

    I had quite a large one removed from my stomach about a year ago and there isnt any real scar unless you look very closely and you can see my skin is slightly paler. I think its best to get them checked before they can change into something worse.
    Does your GP check them, or a specialist?
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    (Original post by fweefwee)
    Does your GP check them, or a specialist?

    Intially my GP does, measures to see if they are irregular in shape, i think its anything over 7mm, if they are dark or uneven in colour, then they refer you to a specialist. On occasion the specialist will take a sample to see if they will be problematic.
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    i have one on my face, i've never checked it, i'm starting to think i should, but i wonder if it gets removed if it'll leave a scar, which would obviously be more noticable on my face.
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    By all means go to the GP that is what they are there for really. They are likely to check over them and then isolate ones that need to be watched and will tell you to go back again if there is any change in them, they will explain what they mean by change etc.
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    Maybe It's Lupus?
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    (Original post by fweefwee)
    Does your GP check them, or a specialist?
    call the rscpa, moles can be real critters!
    (btw i thought you was me because we have same avatar :P)


    http://www.kwik-pest.co.uk/~pest/ima...oles%20049.jpg
 
 
 
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