Tiny black dot?

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7/11/2018 5:29pm
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Anyone have a tiny black dot NOT be melanoma?

I have found a a black mole near my knee... Started 3-4 months ago as tiny weeny fleck, just about able to see, which I ignored. Yesterday I realised it had grown and is very dark. It is just under 1mm diameter now.

(I have had a lot of skin changes in last 2 years, 2 biopsies  done by dermatologist that thankfully came back ok). 

It seems that what I have read on a couple of forums, that many melanomas start like this, some even being diagnosed at stage 2 this small :-( 

Obviously I am booking up to see dermatologist, but I am UK, so there is often a week or two's wait, which worries me, incase this is something nasty...


Any help SINCERELY appreciated

Treadlightly - (7/13/2018 - 8:56am)

I actually did have a melanoma, but it did not start this way at all. It was very deep below the skin and I could only see it when the skin was wet...which made the skin more translucent. It was not round at all, but irregular and more rectangular in shape.

A few years after my melanoma, I noticed a tiny black dot appear near my original melanoma. Over time it got bigger, so my doctor removed it for biopsy, and it was not melanoma. 

It is good you are taking action on it, but it may not actually be melanoma.

Mark 2A

wildpoppy - (7/16/2018 - 8:13am)

Thank you so much Mark, for replying, sincerely grateful. Sorry it took e too long to get back to you, I have been feeling really down. What was your tiny black dot? Was it actually a mole? Or a dysplastic mole? I am worried that they will laugh at me because it so small (just about a smidge under 1mm). But it is new, I kind of saw it 3-4 months ago, but it was a weeny black speck under the skin, so I just ignored. Fast forward, all of a sudden is this black growth. It looks like a speck of something stuck to me. I have nothing on my body similar........ Everything on me is light to mid brown, with a couple of dark mid brown moles.

May I ask how you are now? How long ago were you diagnosed? Did they give you treatment if you are 2A? Thanks for your help, sincerely, I'm trying to be a bit more positive after reading your reply... 

wildpoppy - (7/16/2018 - 8:15am)

PS. I go on this Friday, I just have to think of a way to get them to biopsy it, as historically, even though I have a family history, they think I am paranoid (perhaps I am?)... Ugh... I just want it off though :-(