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i have a raised mole that is skin colored. there is also dark down pigments in the center of the mole. making it two toned. should i be worried?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Safe: I think it's always safe to have your moles/skin checked by a dermatologist once a year to have a specialist actually look at your skin and make a professional opinion. Best wishes.

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