Changing mole- traveling

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5/10/2014 1:40am
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Hi all,

i recently embarked on what was to be a 3 month trip around the globe... About two weeks ago while taking a shower, I noticed that a mole on the inside of my leg- that once had been raised, the color of my skin, but seemingly harmless- had turned a light brown color. A couple of days later, I noticed it had become even darker with a crustiness growing on top of it. I was burned very badly in this area about a year ago and have been keeping an eye on this thing ever since...

See it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/77986407@N05/14169595603/

If I were at home, of course I would have it checked out immediately. However, I have about a month and a half left in my trip (which is very wide and taking me to places which don't necessarily give me access to good healthcare, let alone dermatologists). I'm wondering if this is so pressing that I need to return to the states immediately to have it looked at? How quickly does this grow or spread?

Thanks for any advice.

Your nervous traveller,

Grace

Grace999 - (5/10/2014 - 1:44am)

This link should work... http://tiny.cc/q4pmfx

Anonymous - (5/11/2014 - 8:36am)

Melanoma is a problem all over the world. There could well be melanoma specialists in a country you are visiting. I suggest that you post your question to the Melanoma International Foundation forum because they have members from all over the world. Perhaps one of their memebers could recommend a dermatologist who is experienced with melanoma that you could see while you are traveling.

Grace999 - (5/12/2014 - 2:19am)

Great resource and good idea. I'll check it out. Thanks!