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mole fears again, tiny scabs on top of mole?
« on: August 20, 2011, 06:37:54 PM »
I have a mole on my shoulder that has been there for awhile. I've been to the derm countless times and he's never said anything about it. He's taken off a ton of other things though. It is light and slighly raised. However today I noticed there seem to be tiny scabs the size of a pindrop or smaller) on parts of the mole and two that are even off the mole but right next to it. I'm worried that the mole is scabbing over and turning into melanoma. THe mole itself is still very light. Could I just have scratched myself? I was just at the derm June 20th and got the all clear. Though this wasn't there then....
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Re: mole fears again, tiny scabs on top of mole?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 07:45:44 PM »
I have been to the dermatologist and then a few weeks later noticed something and
made another appointment to be on the safe side. What you are describing does not sound
like Melanoma, but it may make you feel better to make an appointment with your dermatologist.
You may also have scratched yourself, so you could also keep an eye on it and see if it gets better.
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Re: mole fears again, tiny scabs on top of mole?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 09:54:18 PM »
sweets, the SAME exact thing happened to me. it was a mole i had for my whole life and i got those little scabs on it. the derm took it off and apparently it was some dry skin. (it was on the back of my shoulder.)

1. start putting some heavy thick cream on it and see if it gets better. 2. worst case scenario you go back to the derm and have him look at it and maybe have it removed for peace of mind. 

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Re: mole fears again, tiny scabs on top of mole?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 12:17:04 AM »
Hey , I have mole fears too. I have a mole on my face that has a scabby/bumpy type of thing on it. My GP says it's fine, and that like any other skin on our body, moles too can get pimples, scabs, dry skin etc on them to.  :yes:
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Re: mole fears again, tiny scabs on top of mole?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 12:18:46 AM »
I hAve had a LOT of dry skin lately but it's been white and flaky and on my lower arms. I use sunscreen a lot and that has been making it dry but haven't been using it on this particular spot bc it is covered. Why did you get little scabs bc it was dry? Did your derm explain? I know my derm has seen this mole plenty of times and he never says anything. And he is the type who takes like every little thing off. So confused :(
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Re: mole fears again, tiny scabs on top of mole?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 12:24:11 AM »
nope he never said- i was just told when the biopsy came back that it was dry skin that caused the little scabs.
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