Teddi Mellencamp is awaiting results from a skin cancer test after a doctor suspected she had melanoma.
The reality TV star spoke about her health situation on Instagram on March 17, noting that a former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills " castmate urged her to get checked.
"I had been avoiding [getting my skin checked] bc of my own anxiety for a very long time but when [Kyle Richards] saw my back and it had changed colors again, she immediately took me to the doc who within minutes said it looks like melanoma and did a big removal," Teddi wrote on Instagram.
Teddi, 40, shared an image of the skin spot and the aftereffects of the incision. Now, all she can do is wait.
"I am doing my best to stay present and positive as I head to [film] today. Grateful that I am busy to keep my mind from racing as I await the results," she wrote, adding, "I find strength in being honest with you all and hope this helps others."
Teddi ended her post by urging her 1 million Instagram followers to get their skin checked.
After her post, several Bravo-lebrities voiced their support for Teddi, and many also praised Kyle.
"Oh my goodness Teddi I'm so glad you went in! Praying that it's negative. Glad you have an amazing (and intuitive) friend in @kylerichards18," Meghan King wrote.
Dorit Kemsley commented, "Teddi so glad you got it checked. Kyle's a good friend."
Lala Kent added, "I am so thankful that you posted this!!! Glad you had it looked at, mama."