‘DON’T wait like I did!’ Ashley James reveals she’s had a mole removed and sent for testing after dismissing the growth as a skin tag and pregnancy side effect for months
- Skin tags during pregnancy are a common dermatological change. Many reasons can cause skin tags including weight gain or hormonal changes
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Pregnant Ashley James has revealed she has had a mole removed and sent for testing after becoming concerned about a growth on her neck.
Taking to Instagram, the former Made In Chelsea star, 33, revealed she had dismissed the growth as a side effect of her pregnancy – as skin tags are common while expecting – yet she soon decided to go for a check-up.
In her videos about the check-up, she urged followers to have their moles checked and learn from her mistakes after she neglected to undergo a check, however she revealed her doctor had insisted it did not look concerning.
Worried: Pregnant Ashley James has revealed she has had a mole removed and sent for testing after becoming concerned about a growth on her neck
Ashley said: ‘I’m just about to leave to see a mole specialist because I’ve had this thing on my neck for a while and I read somewhere that skin tags are a side effect of pregnancy but I thought it must be that…
‘I went to the pharmacy and they said I need to get it checked and if you member I got a mole checked earlier this year, so I’m going to see Doctor Ross Perry.’
When she returned from the pharmacy, and updated: ‘He removed it and they’re sending it for testing. Mainly I’m happy to have it off as it was just disgusting if you ave lumps and bump and moles don’t what I did and wait get them seen to’.
She revealed that she first went to the specialist after a pharmacist was ‘horrified’ that she was yet to have the mole checked out’.
Common: Taking to Instagram, the former Made In Chelsea star, 33, revealed she had dismissed the growth as a side effect of her pregnancy – as skin tags are common while expecting – yet she soon decided to go for a check-up
Checking out: Ashley said: ‘I’m just about to leave to see a mole specialist because I’ve had this thing on my neck for a while and I read somewhere that skin tags are a side effect of pregnancy but I thought it must be that’
Her latest post comes after Ashley spoke candidly about her worry that she will ‘end up on crutches’ because of her pelvic girdle pain, which has lead to her wearing a maternity support belt.
Ashley is set to welcome a baby boy with boyfriend Tom Andrews in the coming months, and has recently revealed how she had to work on her ‘past traumas with the opposite sex’ after learning she would be giving birth to a son.
During a holiday earlier this year, she shared bikini-clad snaps showing her wearing her brace while she detailed her pain in a caption.
Ashley wrote: ‘More accurate depiction of me on holiday… I feel like I’m talking about it so much at the moment but my Pelvic Girdle Pain is going from bad to worse so I’ve resorted to wearing my brace. It’s hard not to think of anything else!
Shock: She revealed a pharmicist was horrified that she had not had the mole checked
Honest: Ashley previously spoke out about her initial disappointment of learning she was having a son (pictured in August)
‘Pelvic girdle pain is pain which is felt around the pelvic joints, lower back, hips and thighs. You can it in different severities, but mine is pretty severe right now.
‘I’m struggling to do basic things like walk, sit up and down without assistance, even lying on my sides is painful which is annoying given that’s how I’m meant to sleep.
‘I’ve had a few physio sessions with @themummymot (and have just booked one in for when I’m back), and I’ve just been recommended a chiropractor.’
Beauty: Ashley James, 33, has described how her pelvic girdle pain is ‘going from bad to worse’ leading her to wear a maternity support belt to ease her pain
Ashley ended: ‘I’m still loving my pregnancy journey, but I’m worried I’m going to end up on crutches, and the smallest movements take so long.
‘But if anyone else has any recommendations I’d really appreciate it. Things I can do or should avoid? Please help!’
The cause of PGP is unknown, with some doctors blaming it on a hormone imbalance, although this is not proven.
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