Moles and Anxiety

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Lets start off by saying I've had my family doctor check out my moles and an walk in clinic doctor, both say I look fine. 

I do have an appointment with my dermatologist but it's not until next month (first time visit). 

I have always had freckles and moles, ever since I was about 10 I remember I started getting moles. At 28 I feel I am getting more and more. Most look harmless semetrical ones but I do have a few that look "funny" though the doctor says they look harmless. I wish I could just have all of them removed. I have a family history of it. Grandpa got it due to working on the docks and my aunt from tanning. I hide from the sun in the summer and lather on sunblock if I wear a bathing suit. I've been fairly cautious but I do have anxiety worried that I either have a hidden cancerous mole or that they will turn cancerous. A girl on a Facebook group I'm in was talking about how she has terminal stage 3 melenoma and it freaked me out, set off my anxiety and now I can't stop thinking about it.... I will include photos. The close up photo is of one on my bum crack that has been there for a while (don't remember when I first saw it). I feel like waiting a month is way too long. I want to see another doctor but I know they probably wont do much...sigh. Please help. Advice please! I haven't been feeling the greatest. Always tired, neck sore under my jaw, stomach issues. All blood tests come up fine, had a physical and the doctor felt around and I'm fine. I'm just going crazy. 

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    part of my back. 
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    More of my back. 
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    another shot
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    Hi you're doing the right thing, seeing a Dermatologist.  Next month is nearly here!

    Have you had a look at this leaflet?  It has useful information.

    https://patient.info/health/skin-cancer-melanoma

    I see you have a tattoo,   When did you have it done?

    I use DermNet NZ  a lot, as do the doctors I see, including my Consultant.

    Try not to worry and good luck!

     

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