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Black scale on mole--rubbed off
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JENNYROGERS posted:
I have a very small mole that, basically, has not changed. The other day, I noticed what looked like a black line running through the center of the mole. I looked at it under my magnifying glass and the "line" looked kind of like an ant--it didn't look like it was part of the mole, but growing on top. I was sure this was some evolution of the mole (my mom had melanoma, my sister and I have had basal cell a couple of dysplastic moles each--we are a skin cancer family). Given that this was Saturday, and there was really nothing I could do, I rubbed some olive oil on the mole (I know, I know, bizarre, but my Italian grandmother used to tell me that olive oil will cure anything). Later in the day, I noticed that the black scale was flaking off, and, over the next couple of days, the mole itself started to flake off--it's now much smaller than it used to be!

My question is: What the heck is going on. I know this has nothing to do with the olive oil (except that it acted as something of a solvent). Should I still go get this checked out? Except for the blackish scale, there's nothing abnormal about this mole at all (hasn't grown, changed, etc.). Insights?
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