So you’ve got an itchy mole, have you? When one of your moles starts itching, you should start paying attention.
Why do moles itch? The only time my skin spots have started to itch are the day after a massive amount of alcohol (I don’t do alcohol anymore though).
If you were out drinking yesterday and today you discovered an itch, it is probably nothing more than your body telling you to stop drinking ;).
What if you’re not a drinker and you just discovered this irresistible itch? The first thing you should think about is how your skin mole looks and ask yourself the following 5 questions:
- Does it have borders that are notched or scalloped?
- Does it have multiple colors?
- Circular shape = good. Irregular shape = bad.
- Has it increased in size lately?
- Has it changed lately? Color, shape, itch (ooh!), bleeding?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you should contact your doctor right away. If you answered yes to more than one question, you should already have contacted your doctor :).
I know it’s rough to see your doctor. I really don’t enjoy going to the doctor for anything, but a thing like this is better done sooner than later.
Your doctor will have a look at your itchy mole, maybe take a sample and if it comes back cancerous he’ll just remove it.
It’s painless and goes faster than you think. If your skin mole looks especially bad your doctor could remove it then and there, on your first visit!
Go to your doctor or dermatologist as soon as you can. Itching CAN indicate cancer, and that isn’t nice. The longer you prolong it the worse it can get, that is, if you happen to have a cancerous mole.
Don’t fret though, I don’t want to be the person that’s spreading fear into your mind, but I really do urge you to get it checked out.
I know many that have put things up months or even years, and they’ve all regretted it in the end.
Just do it!
Over to You
Have you ever experienced an itching mole? What did you do about it and what were your experiences?