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went for 6 month LS check with specialist. I asked her about a very small freckle/mole on my right labia (which has partially melted) not sure how long it has been there maybe a few months, but as I said it is very small. She checked and said it is a mole and there is nothing suspicious about it so no biopsy needed at this time. I do trust her and she is very knowledgeable but I know having LS does slightly increase risk for cancer. I can't help worrying in the back of my mind. I do not want biopsy if not needed and I do check it frequently to make sure it hasn't changed insize. She also said that moles are not uncommon especially as we age (I am71) Just wondering if anyone out there has had this isssue.

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    I have a couple but to me they look more like a blood blister but the size of a mole.  My doctor also told me nothing to worry about.  She explained that it had something to do with aging.  I am in my 60's and she is great so I trust her as well.

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    Hi,

    its hard and to stop worrying Dunkin girl but you’ve had it checked and you can keep an eye on it even take a photo to reassure yourself.  Sometimes because the skin is thin and we put pressure on that area it must cause bruises or little cuts though.  Hopefully when you have a nights sleep you will feel better as the appointments are stressful and become our focus.  Try to enjoy yourself and do things you enjoy doing.  I try to think so long as we keep a check we are better than someone who hasn’t noticed things.  I did have petechia on the minora caused by pressure but the clob cleared it up.  Like you my minora has gone it’s just flat.  Sometimes, other worries about other things in my life take over and I’m afraid the l S is put to the back of my mind.  Then it becomes sore usually from trousers and it’s there for me to think about. wink xx 

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    Thank you jones55 and sue162 for your response. I also have those little areas that look like blood blisters and have had them for awhile. Also told due to aging and nothing to worry about. This one is different as it is light tan in color and as I said very, very small. And Sue 162 you also gave me good advice. I know I am a worry wart and have been all my life. I do trust my doc and I will keep an eye on it and  call her right away if I think there are any changes in it. Thanks again to both of you
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      Hi  

      Have you ever had problems in the past with abnormal smear tests caused by hpv virus, only sometimes can cause other problems 

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      No, never had problem with smears when they did them. I had cervic removed when I had hysterectomy 35+years ago but never had any abnormal ones.
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    I have lots of those little "moles" that have appeared. I am sorry I cannot remember what the gynie called them but he said that there is no problem. I mean "lots". They have just been appearing over the past year or so. I keep on asking about them and I just get told every time "no problem"

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      I have a lot of dark "moles" on vulva that specialist said were nothing and caused by aging(golden age not so golden) This one is on what is on what is left of labia minor and is very,very small and light tan in color. Are the ones you have dark or light tan? Specialist looked at it and said it is just a mole and that it does not need to be biopsied unless it changes in color,

      shape or size. I only saw it a few months ago but it could have been there longer, not sure as I said before because it is very,very small.

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      Mine are all darkish, a bit raised I would say, and round. Lots of them and very obvious. I was also told to watch the shape and colour.
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