I went to see my dermatologist today. showed him the mole in question (here is high res picture: http://oi58.tinypic.com/25i0jmo.jpg
He took a look and said "it's so small" and I insisted it had changed. it has...
- gotten darker
- gotten bigger
- the edges you can see are blurry and DEFINITELY GROWING/CHANGING
- had hair growing through it, does not anymore
- gotten "thicker"/more raised
He said "change happens" and I was like 'WTF change does not just happen over the course of 6 months, and if it does, it is concerning!" and he said he would cut it out for me but it would be a voluntary procedure and would charge me $175. I agreed. He said if ANYTHING is atypical, he will refund my money 100% and we will do more testing.
I now have stitches! Yay :) so, it's out. do you agree with my derm, or is he being negligent? I have read loads of stories where people have betted their derms that this IS concerning, and won those bets. And I know lots of you post stories on melanoma.org about how your tiny mole turned out to be mel, so seriously... I can't believe he just said he didn't even wanna cut it out.It changed!! A lot!!!
I find the results out August 6th.