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A 39-year-old female asked:

6yr old child has 5mm raised mole. present for many years. mole is light - medium brown with pin head size darker area. over last month no changes. hair in mole is this a cause for worry.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Leave it alone: There's nothing to suggest malignancy. Hair present actually speaks against an concern. Show the physician on the next visit. All pigmented lesions in kids do need to be checked; i'm glad you're monitoring it closely.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
No Don't worry: All the pigmented moles need close monitoring . Hairy nevus has very low malignant transformation, especially on 6 yr old excision is advised mostly for cosmetic reason
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Last updated Jun 20, 2020

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