August 6, 2008

Pain in the Butt: Mole Removal



A week ago I went under the knife and had my poorly placed mole removed. I'm extremely fortunate to have to doctor that I do. This procedure was so routine to him, he had taken a mole off another woman's anus just 4 hours earlier that day!

Turns out my mole was on butt skin and not anal skin. My doctor said that aside from the size, it looked normal. In preparation for the removal I got a gigantic shot of lidocaine. It hurt so much it took my breath away. After that I had no pain, but I could feel all the pressure and pulling as he cut the mole out and then stitched me up.

The mole removal wasn't bad at all. I should get the biopsy results this week, but I'm not concerned. I did learn, however, that vulvar skin can be quite susceptible to melanoma. I was shocked. When I think skin cancer, I think of someone who spent too much time in the sun. There's a reason they call your privates "the place where the sun don't shine," but apparently that doesn't matter when it comes to skin cancer.

That's something to keep in mind. If you see an abnormal growth or discoloration in your lady canyon, have someone take a look. It could save your life.

4 comments:

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Gaye Cisneros said...

You're right, Quinn! A mole is just a mole. It's very small yet it could be very dangerous to our body. Yes! I'm talking about cancerous moles. They are called melanoma. They might look like a common mole, but the cells inside it are cancerous, and these can multiply inside the body. So, take some time to look at your skin. Knowing a little about your own skin can help you learn how to identify a cancerous mole. Thanks for sharing this information, Quinn!