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Should I be concerned if a mole suddenly appears

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
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
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Mole = Nevus: If you are concerned to ask you should probably have it checked by a professional. A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon are my recommendations. Chang... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Irregular: Sounds like irregular borders. See a dermatologist for evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: If it is a changing growing mole, i would be concerned and advise that you see a dermatologist for an evaluation and recommendation.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kameros
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 53 years experience
Yes: this could be skin cancer which if seen early is very treatable. You should see a dermatologist immediately
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: The mole is inflammed and it is best to have it checked which may include biopsy and total removal. See a dermatologist for proper treatment.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Schedule an exam: The best thing to do is schedule an exam. Your doctor can help you determine whether this is benign mole or if you should be concerned. Concerning mol... Read More

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