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First Visit to Dermatologist - 3 Biopsies! :(

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Old 08-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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First Visit to Dermatologist - 3 Biopsies! :(

I went to a dermatologist for the first time in my life recently. I should have gone earlier because I am relatively fair skinned, have had some skin cancer in my family and used to get sun burned as a kid in the summer before the better sun screens came out (I'm 40 years old). I joke that I have the skin of an 80 year old because my skin tone is somewhat poor probably due to sun damage in the past, although I have generally been careful and kept out of the sun unprotected for the past 5 to 10 years. I have a lot of moles especially on my back but also on my stomach, chest of various sizes. I also have a lot of "skin tags" mostly under my arms.

Anyway, the dermatologist examined me and took a shaving biopsy of three of my moles. I was very alarmed by this although I have no experience with dermatology/dermatologists. I should get results back from the biopsies in about 10 days.

Any comments? I realize worrying does me no good, but has anyone else ever been to the dermatologist and gotten three biopsies at once? Do dermatologists often take a biopsy if there is little chance of cancer? Was he being extra cautious or am I fried?

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Old 08-14-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: First Visit to Dermatologist - 3 Biopsies! :(

Try not to worry. Derms are precautious. I went a little over a month ago and had to biopsies. They came back with both my moles having slightly abnormal properties. So, basically, I just have to keep an eye on those two moles and others on my body...which I have alot of at 33 since I too was out in the sun alot as a kid...and make sure that the two he took off don't "re-pigment". So, try to relax until you have a reason not too. I know it is scary. But, try not to worry right now.
Take care and keep in touch!

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