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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is a raised mole benign or sign of melanoma? i have this skin tag/mole like bump on my labia and when i was on my period, it was big, when it was finished, it shrunk... is that normal or sign of cancer? please advise! thank you!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described is unlikely to be cancer. It would be prudent to consult your doctor at your next visit. Wish you good health!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lesion: A lesion that retracts in size is not a hallmark sign for a malignancy. But, we can't say what this lesion is without evaluation.

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