Health anxiety over skin cancer!!

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Hello everyone. So I'm terrified of melanoma! A few months ago I discovered a few new moles in my lady area (labia minora) and since then I've been anxious and depressed. I also have a brown bump on my leg that never went away and came from a mosquito bite I think (maybe nodular melanoma). I went to the doctor and she said everything seemed okay but if I wanted to I could go to the dermatologist. I really need to go and it's taking so long because I have to travel and I won't even enjoy the trip cause I'll be so scared. It also doesn't help that death is my biggest fear. I can't help thinking that when I go and they'll diagnose me with melanoma and I'll die or if they cure it I'll freak out for the rest of my life thinking it will come back!! :'( I cry everyday and I'm so unhappy.

Sorry this was so long. Thank you for reading. I'm fairly new here

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    The rules of health anxiety are....stop googling, stop looking for reassurance (which is never enough) and when a Dr tells you something - believe them. Simple rules, but sufferers never follow them. Get some help for anxiety in general,follow those 3 rules and you'll get on a lot better.

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    Moles on your labia minora?????? How did you find them????

    I mean, it's not a part of the body that wowmen can actually see without the aid of controtionist training and a mirror!

    I have never seen or heard of moles on the labia minora - and I'm a midwife.

    Are you sure you got the right part of your external sex organs when you described this?

    As for the mosquito bite - well, that's obviously a mosquito bite. Where did the nodular melanoma come from???????

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    Very simply go to a dermatologist and get a full exam. Go to the gyno and get a full exam. Those are specialists and know hat they are doing. If you are in a place where the gp knows it all go there and have a full skin and gyn exam. Have you done that? Google cant not help you at all, not one bit with these issues. Google cant see your body and you are too negative to properly simply pic an image and make a sound decision. I say doctor visit here get cleared on your health, remove what annoys you so its not there and never turn back to dr. Google. In terms of death there is no point in that fear. You will return from wherever you were before you were born, thats a more personal belief system. What i will tell you is you are a lot more then a human are three dimensional a body, a mind and a soul. Souls dont die. I cant tell you exactly what happens i dont know. Depresiion is a different issue and if needed they do have medicine to help with that. How or why did you set your obssession on skin? 
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      I always get so mad when your answers are a million times better than mine.

      Oh, and I was wrong about moles on the labia minora - you CAN get them, so who's a jackass now?redface

      DENISSE!!! I was wrong. But I'm sure I'm not wrong when your doctor offered you an appointment with a dermatologist IF YOU WANTED ONE.

      That always means you don't need one - so why put you through a scary flight (a flight? how far away is this dermatologist - Austria or somewhere?)

      Lisa is quite right - but you HAVE already seen a doctor, so perhaps you need to stop asking Dr. Google for advice. Good luck.


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      That was a foolish answer from your gp.  She can give you a referral. call up and ask if you can have a referral. Then go. Get it over with. Then you dont need to focus on this. 
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