Shave Biopsy Fear

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4/5/2014 2:38pm
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Hi all,

I am in the process of awaiting results on a shave biopsy of a suspicious mole.  About a year or year and a half ago I noticed one that looked bigger than I was used to and looked darker too, almost black in spots.  I ignored it cause it still just seemed like a mole - looked round and only about 4mm in diameter.  Finally decided to do something about a few questionable skin areas after having my first baby this January.

When the P.A. did it on tuesday she shaved off two layers.  I looked under the bandaid about an hour later and saw streaks and dots of black still at the biopsy site!  Could this indicate melanoma?  She kept calling it an atypical mole and didn't really acknowledge the possibility of it being mel.  Is there any chance that this is just a deep atypical mole?

Janner - (4/6/2014 - 7:18pm)

Probably a good chance it's just atypical.  The dark areas you saw could just be blood and injury from the shave.  Don't jump to any conclusions, just wait for the path reports.