Hey guys and girls looking for some input on an issue i have. I have a dermatologist appointment next month but my mind is racing
I am 38 yeard old going on 39. I lived in the sun growing up playing golf as you can see by my title. When i was 34 years old i noticed a solitary pink/shiny bump on my right thigh. I went to several dermatologists until one finally removed it. When they did I was called in and told this was a very rare mole called a spitz nevus. It was diagnosed as an atypical spitz because of my age but the margins were clear.
After googling atypical spitz i became petrified that this may have been melanoma but they missed it. I actually contacted the dermtatopathologist and he explained to me that what he saw was a spitz nevus but because of my age it had to be categorized as atypical. He explained to me that he sees them in adults frequently and that the science on these moles is still evolving.
Just recently i noticed a pink/shiny bump on my left calf. It is about as round as a pencil eraser. It actually is in a spot where i used to have a patch of eczema.
I am not noticing this bump growing. My question is do melanoma's blanch ? When i push on this bump it turns dark red and quickly fades back to light pink.
Also could this be related to my original spitz ?