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Why do some people have darker moles than others

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Hereditary: Generally, one with darker skin type (has ability to make a lot of pigment), will tend to produce moles that make more pigment. One who has very ligh ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Don't "over" look it: A darker mole may mean nothing. If a mole has multi-colors, it's more worrisome. But also need to have other features to judge it is or is not a bad o ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Moles: Need to be examined by your doctor. They may be benign but let him/her determine that. Peace and good health.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Not sure: Please try to make your question clearer so it can be answered properly.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: I feel that any skin lesion that looks different from any other skin findings on your body is best checked by your physician or dermatologist for peac ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Cant tell: Moles need to be evaluated in person.It is impossible to tell by description. A whole body exam is indicated if there any concerns, history of excessi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
It better!!: And if it doesn't, get it checked-out. Give it two weeks. A dermatologist would be your best bet, but your regular doctor could at least give you a go ... Read More
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