A 36-year-old member asked:
Which symptom did you have of melanoma?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Use ABCDE RULE: It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines
a=asymmetry of lesion
b=border is irregular
c=colors are multiple and not consistent
d=diameter is greater than 6mm
e=evolution of lesion with changes and enlargement.
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Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Melanoma symptoms: There usually aren't any symptoms until it is metastatic. It presents as a changing lesion and you should always have such lesions checked by a professional. Rapid growth, irregular pigmentation or borders, bleeding, funny shapes, and symptoms in lesions should always be evaluated.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What to look for...: Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. See derm.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 29, 2019
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