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A mole under the breast during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
looks like you left when the doctor was on line
User :   something happened with my computer, i'm sorry
Doctor :  
User :   what wort of doctor are you?
User :   sort of doctor, that is
Doctor :  
i am an GP
User :   ok well i was hoping to talk to a dermatologist
User :   also, i couldn't understand teh doctor i tried to speak with earlier
User :   her english was really bad
User :   anyway, i have a mole under my breast
User :   that has doubled in size
User :   i'm 8 months pregnant
User :   and it's been growing
User :   and part is darker brown
User :   and i peeled skin off of it teh other day
Doctor :   in how many days did all these changes occur
User :   over teh course of teh last 8 months
Doctor :  
and you didnt show it to any doctor since then
User :   no
User :   not yet
Doctor :  
atleast to the doctor with whom you are getting your pregnancy followup
User :   it's still small
User :   no, but i will
User :   when i see him next
User :   in the meantime, i'm concerned
Doctor :  
User :   do moles change during pregnancy?
User :   typically?
Doctor :   no
User :   and, what size is a melanoma normally when it starts?
User :   this mole is about this size: ==
User :   slightly smaller
Doctor :   it can be anywhere from a pinhead size to an lemon
User :   this is about 2 pinheads
User :   it's always been there, a dark brown one
Doctor :  
initially what was the size
User :   now it's grown, but it's hard to say because its on teh bottom of my breast, which has grown since i've been pregnant, of cours
User :   e
User :   initial size was probaby like this: 0
User :   maybe a teeny bit bigger than that
User :   dark brown
User :   been there as long as i can remember
Doctor :  
okay but when it has taken 8 months to increase in size
Doctor :  
it is less likely to be melanoma
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
if you are so much
Doctor :  
concerned now
Doctor :  
who scared you
Doctor :  
until and unless any one in the family
User :   sorry, i dont understand what you're saying
Doctor :  
as it people normally dont get to Know about
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :  
you can carry on
Doctor :  
with your quiry
Doctor :  
are you there ?
User :   i'm here
User :   i dont understand your broken english
User :   you are telling me not to have this checked out?
Doctor :  
no i said you have noticed it long back something should have feared you now about it
Doctor :  
i really wanted to know if there is a family background with melanoma in your family
User :   i looked it up online
Doctor :   it is seen in patients with close relative having the disease
User :   always?
Doctor :   not always they are more likely to get it then others
Doctor :  
the percentage is less even then
User :   ok
User :   what about the fact that it's more than one color
Doctor :  
and even those with fair skin and exposed to strong sunlight or any other radiation are at risk
User :   i am fair
User :   i grew up in the north
User :   and didn't get a lot of sun except on vacations
User :   but, what else would cause a mole to peel?
Doctor :   coming to color melanoma itself is a disease of pigment cell that is cells producing color
User :   that sentence does not make any sense
User :   can you please let me speak to someone who knows english
Doctor :   can i know your country and qualification
User :   qualification?
User :  
User :   i have no idea what you mean by qualification
User :   this is frustrating, you are the third doctor i've spoken to who i cannot understant
Doctor :  
qualification--degree -which graduate
User :   i have a phd, why on earth does that matter?
User :   i will never use thsi service again!
User :   what a waste of money
User :   to not be able to chat with someone who knows english well enough
Doctor :   okay doctors speak english but typing is slow and cannot reproduce every word they speak
User :   could i please talk to a different doctor
User :   my question is simply
User :   can pregnancy cause a change in a mole
Doctor :  
User :   and is a mole that has grown over 8 months to double the size a reason for concern
User :   and finally, can normal moles peel
User :   thats it
Doctor :   no
User :   very simple
User :   no to which question?
Doctor :  
noraml mole can peel
Doctor :  
normal mole can peel
Doctor :  
no for and is a mole that has grown over 8 months to double the size a reason for concern
User :   ok
User :   so your recommendation is that i do nothing
Doctor :   yes
User :   and how about the fact that part of it is dark and part light?
Doctor :   its because of peeling
User :   no
User :   it's not
User :   the original mole was dark brown
User :   it's grown as my breast has grown
User :   and the outter part is now lighter brown
User :   it's not becuase of the peeling
Doctor :  
User :   it's been like that long before it peeled
User :   yes what?
Doctor :  
it is because of peeling
User :   but it only peeled yesterday
User :   the color differences have been for months
User :   never mind, i can't communicate with you
User :   i am going to tell people not to use this site, it's a waste of time
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