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Old 01-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Question Itchy spot, Should I be concerned?

Hello out there, I'm a 22 yr old male with Brown eyes and blond hair with well over 100 moles and recently a spot on my back started bugging me. It feels like I have a sticker(thistle) stuck in my shirt between my shoulder blades. I didn't think much of it for awhile but when I reached back and felt it, my skin was kind-of sore in about a 5" Radius. I looked in the mirror and I have 2 moles near the area one of them is asymmetrical and kinda looks like 2 moles close together instead of 1 mole. I know that Web MD is the bane of the Medical Profession because everyone self-diagnoses themselves with every obscure disease out there but I have a few to many symptoms to just ignore it. I cant afford to go to a Dermatologist and my local Free-Clinic has a 6 month wait. What I'm posting for is; Should I be concerned yet? at all? and if so dose anyone have any suggestions for what I should do short of self-exploratory surgery with a pocketknife heh.

 
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Re: Itchy spot, Should I be concerned?

Yes get it checked out by a good Dermatologist and have them take it off.

I am also blonde and brown eyed and had a ton of moles. I also have a history of skin cancer and my family a strong history of skin cancer. That eye color hair color deal is misleading..... you can be any color and get skin cancer.

Anything that itches needs to be checked. Please get it checked as soon as you can. Do you have family you can turn to for help? Do you have a family Doctor? I have twins the same age as you. Girl/ boy.

You can check with your local Dermatologists for a free skin cancer screening. Some do free skin checks several times a year. Please do not ignore this.

Let us know what you find out. Oleander

 
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:59 AM   #3
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Re: Itchy spot, Should I be concerned?

No I don't have any family to turn to, and I don't have any money but I will look into that Free skin cancer screening and hopefully get in. Thank you for your comment and concern.

 
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Re: Itchy spot, Should I be concerned?

I second Oleander's advice. Better safe than sorry! This is probably nothing, but best to have it checked out. I know it's tough not having money/insurance, but if you contact a Dermatologist and let them know your situation, sometimes they will work with you by allowing you to make payments, etc. This may just require an office visit/skin check, as opposed to having something removed. If the Derm says it should be removed, then you might want to check with the Free Clinic and see what they will do.

Truly, your health is not something to shirk on! Good luck!

 
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Re: Itchy spot, Should I be concerned?

whatever you do, put that pocket knife away!
get it checked by a doctor!

 
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