I've had a small unusual looking mole on my leg for a long time, but it had been catching my eye more lately and I wasn't sure if it had maybe become more unusual looking. I decided to get it checked at the gp and it went down as a 2 week referral and I saw a dermatologist in the next week. I was expecting the dermatologist to say it was fine but when he examined it with a dermascope he was concerned and said there looked like there had been some changes to the mole and he noticed 3 different colours as well as shades of grey and red. He also said it was asymmetrical, lumpy and had a irregular outline. He then referred me for an excision of the mole which was today. I went for my appointment today to get it removed and it was a different dermatologist this time, he took a really quick look at it and said it looks innocent and decided to do a punch biopsy instead. I'm just now wondering does a punch biopsy go through the same lab checks as an excision would?
I'm feeling much more positive after the dermatologists response to it today but I'm such a worrier so I'd appreciate any advice!