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I found a bump on a mole last month and got a doctors appointment for next month if this is melanoma will it spread in that amount of time

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily.: Based on your description, it does not seem like you have melanoma. However, without a pic, I cannot say for sure. I agree that a change in your mole ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dermatologist: Family MDs will always send you to a dermatologist. Just go to the dermatologist.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely at your age: Is this an area where there is a lot of sunlight? Does it have irregular margins and variegated color.? Are you picking at it so it bleeds? At your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Old Blood?: Odds are that it is old blood imbedded in the callus BUT if it is a melanoma, it is very important to get it when it is small---See a doctor within th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin lesion: skin lesions that have abnormal size, depth, color, irregular borders, can be a potential clue of a underlying melanoma, or dysplatic process occurrin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Get another doc!: The only way to know for sure that your mole is benign is to remove it. Even if it looks fine, if it's so painful that you can't touch it at all, it w ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mole: Best to have it rechecked asap. If melanoma, excision may not have been adequate. May need imaging studies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, further treatm ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Any changes in your moles should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. Remember the ABCDE's of melanoma. Melanoma that is caught ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 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

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