I have had this little red bump on my back tattoo for about a year... and today I noticed that it turned black and it's starting to hurt! I don't look at my back on a regular basis, so I don't know how long its been that color!
I'm 22 years old and melanoma runs in my family... I am convinced that is what it is, and it looks like nodular melanoma, which is usually fatal. I have an appointment with my derm on Monday, but in the meantime I am absolutely panicking...!!
My mom is saying not to worry because its small... what is the definition of a "regular" sized melanoma? It's smaller than a pencil eraser, but it's a raised bump. I have attached two photos.
I know this is NOT good, and I don't know if I can wait until Monday... is this worth going to the ER for? Or should I wait?
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