New to the forum. I'm 30 years old and went for my first skin check with a doctor, where she removed one mole. This mole came back atypical but the labs did not grade it and simply said it was: "Atypical Melanocytic Nevus, Associated with In-Situ Cannot Be Excluded." This biopsy didn't sit right with me so I went to a second derm - who agreed that the biopsy results were very confusing and very inconclusive, but called for an excision nonetheless. In that time, I had 4 more moles biopsies that I had requested, now that I knew one was atypical.
All four came back atypical on different scales of mild-moderate, one more needing a deeper punch and another needing an excision. So all in all, my first trip to the derm and I have 5 atyical moles, not a single one came back benign and I'm sick to my stomach. I don't know what this means, but it feels like I'm inevitably destined to have melanoma. And I keep reviewing every other mole on my body, thinking what else is atypical on me right now that just hasn't been caught.
Are 5 atypical moles right off the bat a terrible sign? What does this mean for me? My future feels so dark right now.