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Anyone ever scratched off a mole?

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the other day i was looking at my moles (i’ve been freaking out thinking i have melanoma) and i saw one on my thigh, i know it’s been the for awhile and never caused problems but i still freaked out. there was a little pimple by it and of course i squeezed tans i continued to mess with the mole which caused it to be irritated and red and sting a little. a couple days later (today) i ended up scratching the dark part off and i’m now freaking out even more. i have pictures attached. first one is when i popped the pimple and shows what it looked like the day after messing with it, second is where i scratched off the dark parts. is this something normal or is it melanoma? has anyone else ever done this? i have a doctors appointment but it’s a week away so i’m going crazy. 

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Maybe it wasn't a mole? Could have been a seborheic keratosis (sp?)...which is totally benign and can be scratched off. I've scratched off many of those...on purpose actually. I've also picked at moles and made them bleed (what was I thinking?) I'm a worrier as well, especially about skin things. I know the week wait will be tough but try to hang in there. Call and see if they have any cancellations between now and your appt - I'm not saying this for any reason other than your peace of mind, btw. Remember, no one one here can diagnose anything...we're just some fellow scared people on the internet with no medical degree. Anyhow, keep us posted.

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I have done this before to two of these type of things on my legs last summer and also went to the derm to get them checked out -- they turned out to be dermatofibromas - which are harmless but they take a long time to go away...I can still faintly see one - you will feel better once you get it checked out like I did...hang in there.

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Ouch I did that a long time ago. A mole on my leg. It bled for a long time. The mole didn't go away but it did scab over and is healed. 

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25 minutes ago, Maria1870 said:

I know this is old but did you ever find out what it was

They only have 2 posts, and they were in the first 24 hours they created the account over a year ago and that was the last time they visited. I highly doubt they will respond.

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I had one of those on my stomach actually. Nothing serious at all and definitely not a mole as I understand it. I think you're okay.

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