This is actually my first time posting here in several months....I've been fine and have managed to turn my life around in a lot of ways, but in the past week or so I suddenly noticed a spot on my arm that concerns me. I've never really obsessed over my skin, although long before I became hypo I still knew to look for things like asymmetry and color in new spots on my skin. Well, I'm in total panic mode now because I suddenly have something on my upper right arm that matches some of the criterion for a carcinoma...it's just on the borderline of what sites say is a concerning size (it's .2 or .3cm in diameter), and it's also definitely splotchy, which fulfills both the "A" (asymmetry) and "B" (uneven border) of the ABCDE code. It's uniformly red, not rough, scabby, crusty, etc. (just feels like the rest of my skin) and it hasn't been on my arm long enough for any noticeable change in size or shape, but the fact that it's suddenly there at all is really sending my panic into overdrive. Especially since it's the weekend now and I can't see a doctor until Monday at the earliest
For anyone who has experience with skin issues and fears, is this worth immediately seeing a health professional over? Or do I need to wait and see if it goes away? Honestly it appeared so quickly on my arm I can't even imagine how it got there...but all advice is much appreciated.
Come to think of it I've had a hard, round, red spot in almost the same place on my left arm for a couple of years that I've never really thought about until now but it's suddenly making me wonder to...it's about the same size (.3 cm-ish), round, red, raised like a mole but not a mole. I'm pretty sure that it started as a pimple but instead of bursting, it just turned red and hardened instead of going away. What does that sound like? Now I'm wondering if maybe I should have worried about that spot all along......now I'm imagining getting sent to a dermatologist and being biopsied and it's all just scary. Again all advice and experience you can share is appreciated. Thanks so much.