Question about freckle

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I know I may be just paranoid, but I was wondering if this freckle should get checked out maybe just because it is a little darker on the inside. I just make sure to check my body because I am very fair skinned and there has been melanoma in my extended family.

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    I'd go and see your doctor for peace of mind.

    I went a couple of weeks ago because a mole thingy appeared out of the blue (I have no other moles on my body), she looked at it through a special instrument and said it was sun damage, not sure myself as I don't sunbathe, I wear long sleeved tops too and factor 50. She just said to keep an eye on it.

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    Hi,  you are not paranoid that's for sure, since it has been in your family and you are fair skinned you should have a skin check once a year, please go get this checked out, I did not have any in my family but I'm fair skin and red head, 2015 I had my first melanoma on my right shoulder just was a freckle had all my life it started getting bigger and darker itched from time to time, I went and it was melanoma, I have to go for a check every six months for the rest of my life, now 4/17/18  just on the end of that scar its came back so having it took out again. hope you find this helpful, take care.

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    I had a freckle on my right shoulder for 30 years, I to am fair skinned red hair, it started changing color and getting bigger, itching, I went to get it checked and it came back Melanoma, had it removed, I have to go now every six months to have a skin checked, you should go get this checked out, best of luck to you
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