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What does it mean when a mole starts to turns black

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get it checked a : Dermatologist. He or she will check for any signs c/w a melanoma.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Have it biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if their is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles wi... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let... Read More
Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry 52 years experience
Mole on tongue: If that mole has been present for more than 2 weeks and the tissue was previously normal in appearance, then waste no time in having it examined.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 21 years experience
See a dentist: See a dentist and have it checked out. It might be nothing but its better to be safe than sorry.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Moles : While not all black moles are skin cancer, very dark or black pigment is found in many melanoma skin cancers . See a dermatologist for any suspicious ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sometimes: Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brow... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Sensitive: Any symptomatic (pain , itch, sensitivity, etc. ) mole could indicate a cancerous change . It may also be non issue . It is best to have a dermatologi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Most likely nothing: It is a good idea to have your doctor look at any changing skin lesion. Benign skin lesions can also grow and change. Generally speaking, if a mole ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See your doctor: If your mole is changing or you are unable to tell if it is a bug bite see your doctor for a diagnosis. If it needs to be removed or biopsied your do... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See a doctor: If a mole changes color, size, shape or texture you need to get screened for cancer. Get checked once a year for any cancerous lesions and for any sus... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Blue nevus: A blue nevis is a very dark mole. This can not be determined just by appearance. Since moles can be abnormal a very dark mole should be evaluated and ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Mole removal: A mole should be removed by a dermatologist . A numbing medicine such as Lidocaine is injected into the skin and the mole is shaved or excised with st... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: If this particular mole has never changed color size or shape and is less than 5mm than its possible that this is a normal mole or freckle. See your d... Read More
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