I'm a 24 YO guy, with lots of flat moles on my body from birth.
Around two years ago, I went to a dermatologist to remove a round, raised, symmetrical and 2mm diameter mole, that was slowly growing on my back. The doctor removed it in a blitz and said it was a "normal" mole. After a year, I noticed it was growing back, and around 8 months ago I noticed that a small bruise was also growing around it.
At first I did not pay much attention but my mother kept telling me that that was weird and last monday (13/08) I went to a dermatologist again. Two months ago started to apply apple cider vinegar and some Epione cream (corticosteroid I guess) from the pharmacy and last sunday (12/08) the centered mole simply fell off. And that was right before my dermatologist consult, on last monday.
In the hospital, since I had no mole left to analyse, I took with me a photo of the mole to show the doctors and the appear to find it very normal and were not worried about the bruise around it. They gave a a "neutral" cream to hydrate the bruise/eczema and schedule me another consult to October 4th to check the progresses (the vanish of the bruise or the returning of the mole!).
Here are the photos with the date they were taken. Please note that the different lightning may make they look more different than in reality. The camera flash makes the bruise seem softer.
3rd photo - After some weeks applying the cider vinegar and some Epione, this remained of the mole. Then, this also came off lefting just a subtle pink mark of the mole.
I'm now very worried because all I found on the internet is these symptoms related to melanomas and I really want to know the world and have some kids before I pass way...
Today (20-08), the mole does not seem to be returning but the bruise remains unchanged... And it's getting itchier.
Please give me your sincere advise, no matter how bad they might sound.
You are doing the right thing. You have seen a dermatologist and they are keeping an eye on things. The experts are not particularly concerned so you should also try to not to be concerned. The biopsy you had originally was clear and it still applies.
Itchiness is most likely due to the scar healing.
Keep your appointment in October but try not to worry too much in the meantime.
The mole I removed two years ago was not sent to biopsy... But if this does not get better, lets say, until next week, should I still wait until October or should I appoint asap another consult? If this is melanoma, 1 month can be very important, as I've been reading...
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.