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Anon_150102 posted:
So I am 24 years old and thus far I've been rather lucky about things. Many months ago I noticed this thing on my stomach. It wasn't very big (maybe the size of pen point) and it didn't look scary. It was skin tone colored (maybe a little darker then my skin because I am very pale) and puffy.

Anyway. About a week ago I noticed that it had grown and darkened. It was sore to touch and itchy. I made an appointment with my doctor right away scared to really think about it. The doctor poked it..made a 'oh crap' face and told me she'd refer me to a dermatologist. Doesn't give me a lot of comfort. But I found out it can take up to 2 weeks for a referral from her!

Today when I woke up I noticed that it had 'broken' and it is all bruised around the edges. Should I be worried? Does anyone know how to get the doctor to show more concern? Or am I just being paranoid

This is what it looked like when I first noticed it's change.

This is what it looks like currently
Steele_09 responded:
I was 26 when I found out I had melanoma. My mole was lager than yours but it turned black then started to bleed one day and no matter what I did it wouldnt heal. Based on my experience I would say that you want to get to a dermatologist as soon as you can.
sam1985 replied to Steele_09's response:
Visit your doctor immediately, it looks a little serious.

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