Mole on labia?
August 3, 2010 6:36 PM Subscribe
Is it normal to have a mole on your labia, or should I get it checked out for melanoma?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
I know YANAD, but I'd rather know before I have to pay to see a doctor (no insurance).
I have a round, dark brown spot on the outside of one of my labia minora that I noticed a few weeks ago. I am 99% sure it's a mole, it looks like one and I have quite a few moles all over my body. I highly doubt it's an STI - since I've had sex three times in my entire life, every time with a condom.
According to the ABCDE guideline, it's pretty much fine. It's not raised, pretty symmetrical, all one colour and about the size of a pencil eraser. It hasn't changed or gotten bigger in the weeks since I've noticed it.
If it was anywhere else I wouldn't bother, but should I get it checked out by a doctor because of the weird area it's in? I am only 20 and nobody in my family has had melanoma, and while I am very fair-skinned that's not an area that sees the sun, so I'm not in the high risk group.