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Concerned about Nodular Melanoma - Help!

Hi,
  I noticed on Saturday evening that I had a BB size, very elevated, red color lesion.  It isn't firm but kinda softer like some of my other elevated moles, but this sticks out like a sore thumb... not like the rest!!  I was not home but thought something had been there before.  When I got home I looked at my photos of my moles, etc. and noticed there was a slightly elevated skin colored lesion right where this new thing popped up.  It is the same lesion but it just grew it seems overnight because I looked back there last Wednesday, just three days before I noticed this bump and it couldn't have been like this bcuz I would have noticed it.
  I have a history of having dyplastic nevi removed, one melanoma insitu, 4 squamous cell carcinoma insitus and numerous basel cells.  I completely stay out of the sun now of course.  My father has had two melanomas so there may be a genetic link?  I was just seen by my regular derm three weeks earlier wherein she removed what turned out to be a SCC insitu from my lower leg and this wasn't there.
  I will get in ASAP to my derm, but the wait for the results can be a few weeks to a month.  
  Does this sound like it could be nodular melanoma?  It has not bled, is not firm, but I can't figure out what else it could be arising from a mole like this.  Also it is completely one color, pinkish.  It is also not a pimple.  I've had many of those on my back.  It is slightly tender!  
  Thank you for your time!
  Sincerely, Annette
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Welcome to the Dermatology Expert Forum, Annette!

I fully support your prompt reaction to see a dermatologist.

Description you provided is really not specific enough, but this much I can tell you, it could be several completely benign things including Cherry angioma (bright red, elevated, soft on touch).

However, with your personal and family medical history, we can not be couscous enough. See your dermatologist immediately.

Yours in Optimal Health,
Dr. Jasmina Jankicevic
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Doctor,
   I forgot to mention that I just had a hysterectomy in January and my ovaries were also removed.  I tried to go without hormone therapy, but I finally gave in.  I am using an estrogen patch... that is it... I started that just a month ago.  I was wondering if this could be related also?
  Annette
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