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can brown moles be melanoma

A female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
See dermatologist: Most likely a seborrheic keratosis by description but you should have it evaluated by a dermatologist or your primary.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below:: Agree with Dr. Brown. You may elect to watch and wait. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or de ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Low: A mole that has not changed in size, shape, color, margins, and has no nodule or bleeding has a low probability of being melanoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
See a derm: what your describing does fit into the D of the ABCDE's of melanoma. However you should show this to your friendly dermatologist. If there is enough s ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Actual moles: do not have crust on them unless you scratch them. You can get new moles but also on darker skinned individuals, you can get lesions called dermatosi ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Infection?: It would be rare for a 17 year old to develop melanoma. Skin lesions with crust on top suggest a possible infection. You should should these lesions t ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Mole: Have your mole checked by a dermatologist
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The fact is a melanoma can have a variety of appearances. Your history and age would go against it being one but only an evaluation by your doc or a d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Biopsy: 32 yo lady with a question about a pigmented lesion. Irregular shape and border are concerning findings when it comes to pigmented lesions. Asymmetry, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Moles: If you are being followed regularly by deem then you are in good hands. Would not worry.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
42 years experience Holistic Medicine
Mole on finger pad.: Pigmented lesions on the palms, soles, toes and fingers should be removed because of the location.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely but...: It only takes one melanoma to change your life. Having more than 100 moles raises the risk of melanoma. If you do not have a dermatologist, get one an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
Get a Derm Consult: Melanoma typically is pigmented and has a dark color. It can regress due to your body's immune response to it. However, you should not take a chance ... Read More
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