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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Irregular: Yes irregular looking moles may in fact represent melanoma in young adults. See a dermatologist for any suspicious moles.
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Can be seen post puberty.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on several factors.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: Different melanoma grow at different speeds. It is very hard to predict their growth rate.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
24 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Many different types of skin lesions can be found i that area, including melanoma. It would be wise to have a doctor check it for you.
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Melanoma is a serious disease. The scary part is that mucosal melanomas, the type found on areas such as the vagina can be non-pigmented and not look ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: They sure can. Time to see your friendly dermatologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: There are more criteria than that - including size, coloration.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Probably not: You may watch and wait. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Accuracy: Melanoma starts out flat, when elevated t is potentially fatal, depending upon thickness.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
More than without: It may not be considerable but your risk of melanoma is higher than what it was before exposure to sun burn and tanning booth. You should examine all ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: It impossible to develop melanoma from a mole anywhere in the body , let your doctor check it .
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Moles and Melanoma: Moles that have asymmetry, border irregularity, color changes or that increase in size should be evaluated to rule out melanoma. Visual inspection is ... Read More
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