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Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  20+ years as a doctor. Internal Medicine Internship in NYC
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"Please I only want a dermatologist to answer this question, One that only practices dermatology. I have asked this question before on this site but a general practitioner answer my question instead" I have a mole that I think is Melanoma. I first noticed
this mole 3 years ago when I had a sudden sharp pain on my thigh and looked and noticed a mole there. I'm not sure if I had it before or not. The mole is flat and its not raised. The mole sometimes itches. But it always hurts when I press hard on it. It feels
like the muscle under the mole is sore. I have convinced myself that I have melanoma but since I have extreme anxiety and fear of cancer I have stopped myself from seeing a dermatologist. I showed to my family doctor and he said he doesn't feel concerned unless
it gets bigger. The mole hasn't really gotten bigger in the past 3 years, if any the change is very minimal. My mole is 3mm and is brown with a black centre. I'm 25 years old with brown skin. No history of melanoma in my family. I have basically convinced
myself that I have melanoma and this has caused me a great deal of stress. I can't really keep up with school work thinking I have melanoma and will die within the next few years. When a mole hurts when pressed, is that s sign of melanoma? Does that mean the
cancer has advanced to deeper layers of skin and the muscle? here are some pictures of my mole, i tried to get as close as possible, it looks big in these images but is only 3mm when measured and it hasn't gotten bigger in the past 3 years. maybe a bit but
not very noticeable. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2v3pnwn&s=8 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=25akf9i&s=8 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=b87jps&s=8 most recent photograph of the mole http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=332ckeb&s=8
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with additional services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.I see that you have been waiting patiently for a dermatologist to reply. I believe I can help you if you would like......let me know what you would like to do. This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

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