A female asked:

I have a mole that on my shoulder, should i be worried? i have a pink mole that is pink, raised, no hair in it, round, and it lies in my "bra line on my shoulder. it itches sometimes when my bra rubs it. i have fair skin/eyes, and have a lot of freckles.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Minni
Dermatology 22 years experience
I : I can't answer your concerns without seeing you. Please make an appt with a dermatologist to be examined. Most of the time things are ok.
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It : It is hard to say what you should do about the mole without an examination. Your best bet is to have it examined by a dermatologist. More worrisome features are skin growths that are asymmetric, have irregular borders, have multiple colors, are larger diameter than a pencil eraser head.
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Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
While : While no physician can evaluate your mole without seeing it, the following clues (the abcde mnemonic) will help you determine if you should see your doctor: asymmetry: if you draw an imaginary line through the middle of your mole, both halves should look about the same. Moles that are asymmetric (unequal) are more likely to be cancerous. Border: most benign moles have smooth, distinct borders. Those that have uneven, hazy, or indistinct borders are more likely to be cancerous. Color: benign moles usually have a uniform pink, brown, or yellow color. Those with several shades of brown, black, blue, or red, or those that are jet black or blue-black are more worrisome. Diameter: most benign moles are smaller in diameter than a standard pencil eraser. Evolution: any mole that bleeds, changes color or shape, itches, or otherwise causes concern should be evaluated by your physician. Hope that helps!
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Last updated May 1, 2019


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