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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Bu enough are so that it's worth evaluating. If a pigmented lesion is questionable, do get it seen.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: There are more criteria than that - including size, coloration.
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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Asymmetry is one sign of melanoma (along with non-smooth borders, color, and size (diameter= abcd). But many benign moles are asymmetric, as well. H ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Not all. By asymmetry is a sign of potential melanoma. Best to bring the lesion to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
See a Derm: Any time you have an asymmetrical mole and especially one that is causing pain, you should see a dermatologist for a check. That may need a biopsy, e ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
31 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Asymmetrical mole: While it. Is impossible to determine without an examination, asymmetry of any pigmented lesion should prompt an evaluation by a dermatologist. He/she ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: We usually describe regular or irregular moles and also cancerous ones. Irregular or asymmetric moles usually can be bigger & raise more scrutiny when ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Have it checked: I highly recommend that you see a dermatologist. Although it hasn't been changing, it does have the markers that we recommend you watch for, which are ... Read More
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Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Most likely not: Asymmetry (irregular borders) is one of the features which makes doctors worry about a mole being malignant. However, some people do tend to grow irr ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dermatologist: A local dermatologist can examine the lesions and determine if they need further investigation or excision.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatology: I recommend annual head to toe skin evaluation. This is something that your physician or a dermatologist can do. You can have the moles examined at th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Helthtap: If this is a concern, I would log back in and find a dermatologist. This is the HealtTap general screen, but if log in you can get to the consult scre ... Read More

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