I had had a mole removed from my back that felt was itching and another from my leg that was also itching.
The one on my leg was in-situ melanoma. Was removed and that was the end of that.
The one on my back was just a mole.
So, it is difficult (and not wise) to diagnose a mole based on symptoms. Only specialist would know/do what is best, and how to address the situation.
It could be something that they could treat, or it could be that one time you scratched it too hard (without knowing) and it is tender, swollen and itching due to that (that has been the case with a mole I had – it took a couple of months to heal).
Since then, I have had 4 more moles removed from my back. They all have been just moles, and nothing to worry about.
The great thing about having them removed and tested is that it gives you peace knowing for sure that they are/were not skin cancer... and also the fact that it is hard to 'keep an eye' on those moles (due to the location).
So by having it removed, you will never have to worry about it changing in the future or not.
The procedure takes no more than 3 minutes. It is just a little sting, and that's it.
"A mole in a bottle never hurt any one"
Good luck on your appointment, and keep us posted. You are in our thoughts…