Can moles alter during pregnancy?

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  1. Blueflower

    Blueflower Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if it's common for skin moles to change during pregnancy? I have one that's changed texture recently so getting it checked out this week.
     
  2. Slb24

    Slb24 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, hormones cause them to grow/change. It's really common.
    All of my moles (I have several) have changed in both pregnancies.
    I'm sure everything is fine :) xx


     
  3. Eryinera

    Eryinera Well-Known Member

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    Mine haven't changed but have become super itchy! I have one mole that's always under constant observations I've had it since I was little it's a part of "me" so I don't want it removed unless completely be necessary. But I've already been sent tout so specialist 2 or 3 times for extra check ups on it lol. so if it's likely to change I should probably get the docs to update their records on it after the baby is born.
     
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    Yes they can, I noticed one of mine had grown shortly after having my second baby, went to docs who measured it at 7mm so they referred me to dermatology as anything over 5 mm they're a bit wary of. I was terrified, (i'm a bit prone to over-dramatising medical issues lol), anyway the dermatologist checked it out and said it was fine and related to the fact I'd recently had a baby, he said it was very common in pregnancy :) hope that helps, you do right getting checked to make sure xx
     
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  5. Amy0801

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    Hiya. Yes I had to get one of mine checked last week. I read online that the pigment can change due to pregnancy but this mole had gone almost black and was red around it...I hadn't noticed it because to be honest I haven't been looking in the mirror lately but I just happened to catch a glimpse of it and wondered at first what it was! The doctor told me to keep.an eye on it and if it becomes raised ir bleeds to go back but there is.nothing she can do until after baby is born xx
     
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    Some of mine have changed, I have also read it's normal but I would suggest always keeping an eye on things and consulting your midwife/gp if you are worried or they become sore. Xx
     
  7. Blueflower

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    I only noticed mine was rougher whilst dressing as it's on my back near my bra strap and my hand brushed it so I turned round to see it in the mirror.
    Would I have wait till the babies are born before getting any treatment do you think?
     
  8. Amy0801

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    My doctor told me I will have to wait until baby is born before she can do anything with my mole x
     
  9. Blueflower

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    Saw the Doc after my jabs, he looked at them and said they were just warts, ha ha! Very relieved!
     
  10. Eryinera

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    Lol phew!
     
  11. Rhiandell

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    Whether they can treat it or not depends on what they need to do. I had a skin tag on my breast removed a few weeks ago. It had been growing for a while but dermatologist said it was completely harmless. I wanted to remove it for vanity really. My GP actually burned it away with the world's tiniest little blow torch. It healed perfectly and was completely harmless to babies.
     

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