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New Mole on Scrotum

I am a male/early 40s: Recently I noticed a small mole in my scrotum area. It is dark, very small but slightly raised (looks like a hair follicle turned dark), looks symetrical enough, but again it is very small so hard to really tell. It doesn't hurt or cause discomfort. I probably wouldn't have noticed it except for not noticing it before, and it being right in an area I have been prone to scratching, and wondering if repeated damage to the skin from scratching helped caused this. I have a dermatologist appointment coming up, but wondering if there were any thoughts on it here. Obviously hoping it isn't cancer.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay in response. Please let us know what your dermatologist says. This would be most likely to be a benign issue or harmless in other words.  Melanoma would not be the first thing I would think of.  Men can get hyper pigmentation in this area, which is fairly common. Penile melanosis is the technical term and here is information. https://www.healthline.com/health/penile-melanosis.  It could also have to do with the hair follicle as you suspect, could even be a pimple or a mole that has formed.  Please let us know what the doctor says.  
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