Worried about a mole

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Hi I find my state in a worry about a mole on my leg. My legs very rarely make an appearance in the sun but due to hot weather I had to get the shorts out. Whilst sitting I paid particular attention to a mole on my leg. It has always been there and if I am honest have never paid much attention to it tho noticed like a white spot in it. I picked the spot and it bled a little, this is the area to the top of the mole that Iooks light brown like a hole. What bothers me is not only this but the dark brown spot in the mole. Of course I have been on google and everything I read has me panicking. I then downloaded a skin vision app and took a photo of the mole it said high risk. I will get a doctors appointment but it is bank holiday and then I will probably have to wait 2 weeks to actually be seen. I have googled and am worried the bit I picked is an ulcer or the brown bit in the middle is an ulcer, melanoma that is ulcerated is not a good sign. Sorry to go on it's just worrying me and not helped by the doctors being closed.

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    Hi. If you're too worried to wait for a doctor's appointment have you thought of going to an urgent care centre or (if you don't mind a long wait) A&E?

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      Hi Joy, thank you for your reply. I don't think a&e would be helpful they would tell me to see a doctor when they open. I just hope I can get a quick appointment when I call the drs as the worry is beginning to consume me sad

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      I know that feeling! If it should turn out to be something malignant you would be amazed at how many people make a full recovery. The not knowing is the worst bit.
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    Hi,

    You should get an appointment through your go for the Dermatology clinic .

    These clinics are very well organised at diagnosing and treating cancerous, as well as non cancerous moles.A biopsy consisting of a small incision under local anasthaetic will be sent for analysis, and the results within 2 weeks.

    Most moles are not serious and those that are ,if caught early can be dealt with.

    I had 5 biopsies and one was malignant melanoma, but was sorted quickly.

    Best wishes,

    Mike

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