I'm terribly frightened: I just discovered a new dark brown spot on my skin where there was none before. It seems to have appeared almost overnight, or at least grown very quickly. It's the size of a large pea, and it seems a bit raised.
It's in a private area, and I've never sunbathed in the nude, nor used tanning beds. I'm very light-skinned and easily burn, so for most of my life I've stayed out of the sun.
I've also had pain in my groin area recently, although I can't tell whether my lymph nodes are swollen.
Do new dark brown spots normally appear on people in their 30s? I thought benign spots were a sign of aging.
I will get this checked by a doctor, of course, but I'm terribly frightened and to help me deal with this, I need to know whether I'm experiencing something common...