I have seen dermatologist several times in the past couple years after smartening up about sun/uv exposure. They have all looked me over and said I was fine. That didn't stop me from occasionally checking for myself, of course, and for some reason I decided to look at a mole I remember being "darker" on the back of my thigh. I glanced at it and my heart nearly sank...it was basically black! It was small (maybe why I had brushed it off before), but something was off about the color. My preferred dermatologist (the one who does my mole mapping) is out of town until next month. I know I couldn't wait that long so I visited my runner-up derm today. He took a look at it using his scope and said it does need to come out. He said it's small but looks a little "wild and crazy" under the scope. I asked him if he thought it could be something and he said it is small and thats good, but he can see where the pigment is "clustering" indicating some dysplasia. He also did a punch biopsy because it looked a little deeper under the skin. Then he added I "caught it early" and it's "nothing to lose sleep about." I can't stop thinking about and researching melanoma. I am so scared!! I am young and expecting my first baby with my husband this January. I am so scared I am going to get the worst news......I am so upset and scared right now!