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A 43-year-old female asked:

I had what i thought was a new 1mm irregular mole on the top of my ear. two days later after wiping it with a wet wipe, it came away from the skin. the area on my ear is a bit red but no pigment can be seen. could this have been a melanoma?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Irregular mole: Yes, it could be a melon !you may need a biopsy to establish the exact diagnosis
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Doubtful: Keep observing the area to insure that no abnormal skin features are left behind. If you have continued concerns see your physician or dermatologist.

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