Post # 1
I feel slightly stupid writing this but I have a mole. Normally not such an embarrassing thing. I’ve had this mole since puberty. It’s never grown, never changed shape or color, and never been bothersome.
The only thing is this mole is right on the outside of my labia.
I’ll spare you the details but I’ve come to the point where it needs to be removed. I know a dermatologist typically does this but due to the location of the mole I’m wondering if maybe I should schedule an appt with my gyno.
Lol I know I’m probably overthinking this but I don’t really enjoy going to any kind of doctor so I just want to be able to make an appt with the correcg doctor, get this taken care of, and be on my way.
Post # 3
I’d call the gyno first!!
Post # 4
If you only want to see one doc, I’d just go to a dermatologist. It’s their specialty, I’m sure they are used to skin anywhere on the body and like any good doctor it doesn’t phase them, it’s just a body part.
I’m curious why you want it removed if it’s not bothersome, hasn’t changed, etc? If you want to answer, if not that’s fine too! The idea of cutting/lasering/whatevering near my lady bits gives me a case of the “oh h*ll no”s. 🙂 I have two that I noticed at puberty before I had hair there, but can’t say for sure if they were always there or popped up with puberty. One in my public hair and the other sort of off to the side of the perineum.
I had a gyno ask once how long they had been there and I said “before I had hair there”. She just said “oh, okay”. I’d never really thought anything of them.
Post # 5
I’d call your gyno and find out! When I was pregnant, my ob/gyn mentioned a mole on my stomach and offered to remove it for me if I wanted…I now regret saying no, lol.
Post # 6
@SweetHoneyBee: dermatologist is the correct doctor to remove it. Thats their specialty. When I worked at a dermatologists office I know for a fact they did things like that and also burning off genital warts, etc so they do know what they’re doing when it comes to that area.
Post # 7
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I actually just had this same thing on the side of my minora. I had it since I can remember. Except mine got bigger over the years. I had a dermatologist cut it off, not my OBGYN. Mine unfortunately has grown back, but the biopsy said that it was benign, so I’m not messing with it again.
*Note: Mine was just a surface cut off. They didn’t remove the “roots”. Ew. So that’s why it grew back, they said. The dermatologist told me I would need to go to some type of plastic surgeon to have the entire thing (roots included) removed, due to the location and thinness of the skin.
Post # 8
I’ve had a few moles removed (not in the private area though) and both were done by my plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeons care about looks so they use methods that don’t scar and tend to get it all…not just cutting off the surface. Mine sends off the moles to be tested. Mine actually specializes in skin cancer prevention and treatment so he’s very dilagent when it comes to moles (even if they’re benign).
Post # 9
I had two removed from the same location by a dermatologist.
Post # 10
Don’t worry about it… You may think that its a strange place for a mole but a doctor doesn’t see it that way! I’ve had tons of moles removed, one also from a ‘stranger’ place. Sure, it may feel a bit awkward but I promise that you’ll be so relieved afterwards!
You should just contact a dermatologist or a GP who removes moles (at least here in Australia you usually get them removed by a GP). I wouldn’t bother with a plastic surgeon… I’ve had two removed by a plastic surgeon and three by a GP a bit over a year apart (all the moles were about the same size) and I took good care of all the scars but for some reason, the scars caused by the surgeon are significantly noticeable. Normally I don’t care if I get little scars but these scars are just really bad…
It’s better to be safe than sorry!!