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Offline rubee

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do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« on: February 07, 2011, 05:54:21 AM »


Do I have anything to worry about? I'm worrying about skin cancer now *rolls eye* and I thought this freckle thing.. well I worry.

It's on my stomach. I have had it since birth, my dad has one exactly the same in the same place too (and we share some other freckles, I get my genetic make up from him) And it hasn't really changed in shape or size, it did a few years ago, it sort of became raised and went slightly paler on the top, but other than that, it doesn't itch or hurt and it's just that one there on its own.
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 06:11:25 AM »
If you've both had it since birth...Yeah, don't worry.  XD!  As far as I know those generally don't spontaneously become cancer.  In fact, I've got two of my own that look pretty similar.  Hell, I've got a huge unexplained, non-painful mark on my ribs I've never understood..

I admit that I don't know why it would change like that, but if it was a few years ago...Yeah, you're fine.
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 07:10:45 AM »
I have one of these (since birth) on my thigh.

I show my derm every year. He isn't worried.

Have you ever showed your doc? I wouldn't worry.
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 07:32:02 AM »
I haven't shown my doctor yet but I will do.

Is it normal for it to be a little pale at the top? I just don't want to worry anymore.
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 08:12:14 AM »
To be on the safe side, I would show it to a dermatologist.
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 10:33:22 AM »
I spoke to my doctor on the phone - she said, although she hasn't seen it, she thinks I'm fine, because I had a full blood work blood test in december and that was perfectly fine - she said, if there was anything wrong it would have shown up in my blood results. Is this true? Can I stop worrying?
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 12:58:13 PM »
If you've had it since birth then no, it's not skin ca...:)
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 01:09:35 PM »
Thank you :) I don't even know why I'm stressing, it hasn't changed lately, it's been like this for maybe a few years now, and apparently they change as you get older? And like my doctor said, my blood test results show I'm healthy, so.. Yeah, I'm not dying. lol
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 01:10:48 PM »
I've been thru the skin ca fear last summer and I learned that if they're new or change then have them looked at by a dermatologist, but if it's one you've had all your life-nothing to worry about.
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Re: do I have anything to worry about? (picture)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 01:47:41 PM »
Alright thank you :) Hopefully I will be able to relax now.
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