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should a mole hurt when pressed?

By Anonymous February 24, 2010 - 9:26am
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I have a dark mole on my upper arm that feels 'solid' and hurts when pressed down.
My other dark moles do not feel like they have a defined shape under the skin and do not register any feeling when pressed. It should be noted that my mother died of choroidal melanoma at the age of 65. I am, at present, 55.
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I feel confused about this mole, tried a Home treatment kit. The mole is dark, has become dry flat in shape, but it is noticeable when I touch it. It has a uncomfortable feeling to it. Please help

May 24, 2016 - 9:18am
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Hello Anonymous,

The mole needs to be looked at by a physician.


May 24, 2016 - 9:32am

Thank you Susan. I appreciate your very thorough and thoughtful reply. I do not tend to dwell on them and poke at them (ha) I actually discovered them during a massage.
I will take your advice and have them checked. Better to be safe and proactive!
Also, thank you for you kind words on my mother's passing. It was an extremely trying time period and a particularly painful and fearful passing. It has been 10 years and I still recall it as if it were yesterday. I am, now, an huge advocate for the latest technology in eye exams, Optomap Retinal Imaging.
Kindest regards, Teri

February 24, 2010 - 2:44pm
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Anonymous (reply to tlg6259)

Hi Teri. Hope you are well. I just wanted to check in and see if anything came of this mole. I have the same thing in my arm. I saw my dermatologist and he said it looks fine. Still worries me...

November 25, 2014 - 5:00am
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