Hi, im not sure where this post is going to end up or if its in the right place, but was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar.
Background - Around 3 and a half weeks ago I went to my GP because a mole I have had for a long time (I cannot actually remember when it first appeared) I believed had gotten little darker and become slightly raised.
I had a dermatology consultation around 1 and a half weeks later (2 weeks ago today). At this appointment the dr said that I were to have an excision on a 2 week wait. I called up today to find out they had not put it on the system as a 2 week wait procedure (annoying, but accidents happen), the lady on the phone then said i should hear from them within a week and if not to ring them back. So hopefully get my excision soon!
Anyway, my first query is with regards the position of my mole. Its located on the *im not sure if its a tendon* between the left leg and groin area. It feels as if the skin is very thin there and there is no flesh. How deep do they go with an initial excision for biopsy? Im terrified its going to be very painful!
Secondly, the characteristics of my mole include; asymmetrical, irregular border, 11mm x 6mm, different shades of brown with a few blue-white dots in the middle, slighty raised and very slightly dry. Also like I mentioned above I believe its become a bit darker and more raised recently. Ive done the worst and googled, trying to find differences between dysplastic nevus and melanoma. I have found that they can appear pretty identical although i have only read about melanoma containing blue/white/grey. Has anyone any experience of a mole containing these colours and it not being melanoma?
Thank you in advance if anyone has any advice/knowledge to share. I also apologise that my post is so long, I thought 2 weeks was going to push me over the worrying edge originally, waiting for a biopsy date. Then add so many phone calls over the past few days trying to find out if i have a surgery date, to find out today that it could be another however many weeks!