Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PSA

A PSA.

I went to my annual dermatologist appointment in July just a few weeks after Molly Anne was born.  The doc took one spot off my back (which turned out to be benign thankfully) and wanted to see me again in three months to check on a few other spots.  Last Monday was that check up and she took a mole off my thigh that I've had forever.  Thankfully it came back benign. She also asked me to come back in six months and not wait a whole year.

I love how aggressive my doc is being with wanting to see me regularly. We were talking Monday and she told me how pregnancy gets your hormones going, specifically your growth hormone.  So any iffy spots use your growth hormone as fertilizer so it can make these spots irregular after pregnancy.  She said its best to have a lot of follow up visits while those hormones calm down.  

GO GET CHECKED.  I don't care if you've been pregnant or not - go get checked.  Yes, it runs in my family big time so I've always been extra crazy but melanoma is no joke. Make your appointment today please!!!


4 comments:

Shauna said...

I'm so glad they are all benign. That's interesting to know that pregnancy hormones can cause growth. I went earlier this months, after years of Brad nagging :) , and felt silly because I was in there two minutes, but it's better to be safe than sorry for sure.

MCW said...

Glad all of yours check out! I have this on my "to-do" list. Skin cancer runs in my family as well and I haven't been since I moved from NYC. I need to get an appt, but after the wedding!

KTBFerg said...

I get checked every July too! It's the one doctor's appointment I will gladly pay out of pocket for, because I know how important it is! Also, the Charlotte AIM melanoma walk is Saturday morning & they have free checks there too!!

Leslie said...

This is so important! I am glad that you checked out okay, and I am definitely going to make an appointment soon.