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should I be concerned if a mole suddenly appears

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
23 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: That depends on the caractheristic of the lesion. Suspicious lesions for a malignant mole are irregular borders, with different colors, growing quickl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Irregular: Sounds like irregular borders. See a dermatologist for evaluation.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and have it evaluated.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor: Without being able to visually inspect the mold, I am not able to answer your question. Does it itch? Does it bleed? These are two symptoms that incre ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scratch/nevus: Best to see your Primary doc or Urgent Care to check it. Might need tx>?
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: If it is a changing growing mole, i would be concerned and advise that you see a dermatologist for an evaluation and recommendation.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kameros
52 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: this could be skin cancer which if seen early is very treatable. You should see a dermatologist immediately
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
As for other sites: Only if it shows the signs worrisome for malignant melanoma. You can find these at any reliable online source.
A member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Change!: Any mole that changes size, changes color, changes character like bleeding, itching, painful or any other change, should be check out by a doctor with ... Read More

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