Skin Cancer Community
1.41k Members
1219972 tn?1266763788

Wondering about 3 moles...

I have had a mole on my left side for as long as I can remember.  It got checked several years ago when I was a preteen (I'm 21 now), but has grown since then.  In September, I noticed a small dark mole had popped up by it and checking my other moles, I found a new large mole on my right side as well.  The original mole on the left side has a dark spot in it and the mole on my right side has a dark sized circle on the end of it as well.  It almost looks like a new normal round mole grew in it.  Two nights ago I woke up and the mole on my left side was bleeding and bumped up.  It has been hurting kind of like a burn does and scabbed over since then.  I don't go to tanning beds and haven't had a tan in probably 3 years.  I only have had a sunburn once in my life when I was 14 on my nose.  I find it kind of weird that it is a place that is almost always out of the sun that would get any sort of warning signs of cancer?  I was just wondering if this was something to be worried about.  Thank you.
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Unfortunately skin cancer doesn't always work like that. People can and do get them in places that have never seen the sun (soles of the feet for example) and not everyone . I say that not to worry you but to ensure you do actually go and get this checked out. You have said the mole has changed and now has bled so that's enough to make sure you get it checked out by a professional.

Good luck and take care.
Avatar universal
It might be nothing at all, but its always best to get things like this checked out.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
From freckles to fungus, skin and nail problems can be stressful. Dermatologists tell us how to remedy common crises.
Learn the 5 warning signs of skin cancer
See our picks for the best buys and must-have ingredients to protect your skin
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention than you may realize
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.