On the positive side, I have had it for at least 14 years and I don't believe it has changed much, possibly just a slight darkening of the tip but even that isn't new. The pigmentation is also in the furrows, not the ridges, which I read is a benign sign.
What do you think? It it was melanoma would it be changing rapidly and in more obvious ways?
I would say so. The bottom bit might be a tiny bit raised but negligible.
I asked my doctor about it 14 months ago. He said it's fine. He still think so. But I saw a dermatologist who said the pigmentation is in the ridges. My doctor and I disagree. We think i's a parallel furrow pattern, therefore benign. I wondered your take on that? I am seeing another dermatologist soon but I am trying to keep my anxiety in check in the meantime. Melanoma changes a lot, and fast, right?
Do you also think the pigmentation is in the furrows?
Last thing - I looked up keratosis but it isn't like the descriptions of Seborrheic keratosis, Is keratosis something different? Do you just mean a mole?
Can they be malignant?
Also, my GP and the derm thought it was a mole. If it is a mole and not a keratosis, do you still consider it benign?
Thank you so much for your patience. I really appreciate it.