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I have this mole for almost 4 years now and havent noticed

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I have this mole for almost 4 years now and havent noticed any pain or discomfort ever since. I have had a bad blistery sun burn 3 years back too. But i read about moles on the internet and it is said that it can be dangerous. But after having read the symptoms on the internet i get anxiety and only when i think about it , not the mole but the sides around the mole feel itchy sometimes. The mole is scaly too. Are moles always dangerous? Also i will be seeing my GP this monday.. its just that im getting anxiety issues because of it.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is this something to be worried about?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 7 months ago.

HI.

Yes this mole is probably OK but it shows some inflammatory features and appears large.

It needs a magnified exam.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
theres nothing to be worried about? Its also scaly and itches at times
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 7 months ago.

That assessment requires an exam with a dermatoscope, from your GP or a dermatologist.

It has some disturbing features, the size, and the itchinees.

It might not be a mole, but an actinic keratosis, in which case it needs to be removed.

Same for a large itchy mole.

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