I have a small mole, its brown but slightly (very slightly) raised. Its not even close as big as a pencil eraser and the colours are very close all over. The borders aren't perfectly symmetrical but they are close...as in it doesn't look obvious if you just look at it randomly.
Went to the doctor yesterday, said its totally fine and she didn't want to refer me to a dermatologist and to come back if it changes a bunch or anything but that she doubts it will.
Well..I've had it for around a year I would assume and it always looked the same (I could have had it longer, its at an area I don't look at often). Now ever since I started worrying about it which is only a few days ago, I've been pressing on it, hoping it doesn't hurt, etc. It doesn't seem to but that side (from my hip to my shoulder) is sore but that is because I have been poking and prodding it for multiple reasons.
I wish I could just take it off and get it over with but since she doesn't think its serious, she doesn't want to refer me and even if she does and it hasn't changed a bunch or anything, it could take months or a year to see a dermatologist because she said they take the serious people first. It makes sense but with hypochondria, this is bad. I already foresee myself checking it everyday and poking and prodding it and I've already started doing so.
I'm from Canada so I can't see a dermatologist unless I get a referral and like I said, they have a long waiting list for people who want to see them who aren't in a scary situation.
I still am scared..and idk what to do. Should I try going to a walk in clinic and see i they will give me a referral? is it true that as long as it doesn't change drastically (and it hasn't) that it is fine?
I know my mother has a lot of moles and so does her entire side of the family and they're always benign..so maybe its hereditary.