A Mole

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Jen - September 16

I have a mole and I heard that if it grows than that is not good and you need to tell your doctor. Well I think that mine is growing. What could this mean.

 

Viv - September 16

from Pregnancy Weekly: The skin change you should concern yourself with most is not specific to pregnancy, but it's too often ignored during pregnancy. If you notice any change in the size, shape, or color of a mole, or if one of your moles begins bleeding, take it seriously and tell your doctor. You should be especially wary of any mole that grows larger, more jagged at its edges, or darker in color. If you have a large number of moles, you should examine them monthly throughout your pregnancy. It's one more way you can make sure that you're strong and healthy for the busy years ahead!

 

Sally - September 16

I had precancerous skin growth (moles). What Viv says is true. If a dermotologist thinks your mole is skin cancer they will cut a large enough area out including the mole (this is done in the office w/a shot like at the dentist office). They cut around the mole b/c they need the tips of skin to be moleless. Anyway, they test it & if it is not cancerous it is considered precancerous skin growth. If it is cancerous they will discuss your options w/you which involves pretty much proceeding w/treatment once you have delivered the baby. Good luck.

 

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