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Abcd Mole Features
Mole came back as compound nevus with congenital features. It was a scallop biopsy and the mole regrew in places within 2 months. Dr wasn't concerned and said it's normal to see this. Should i worry?
Compuond nevus, : You have a recurrent nevus. If the diagnosis was compound nevus with congenital features you should not worry. As long as there was not any dysplasia. However pathologic interpretation of a reexcised recurrent nevus can be problematic so if you were to get the regrowth excised be certain the pathologist knows that this is a recurrent lesion after a shave biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3mm mole everything looks fine as far as the abcd rule goes but it's darker brown in middle and slowly fades to light brown evenly shaded. Bad?
Mild keratosis noticed in 1/52 on edge of a 20yr flat mole on Up R arm. No ABCD under dermascope. Keratotic part is rough & slight elevated. Biospsy?
14 yr old son. Is a small (5mm) congenital mole evaluated for melanoma the same as an acquired mole (e.G., abcds)? Or is the examination different?
Similar: We still use the same ABCDEs when examining congenital moles for the possibility of malignancy. While congenital nevi to carry a risk of developing into melanoma the amount of increased risk is debatable. The larger the nevi the higher the risk seems to be. I would either have the lesion excised and examined by a pathologist or been seen by a dermatologist who can follow the skin lesion for change ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it checked: You may or may not have a problem but any mole or pigmented lesion that is changing should be look at by your pcp or a dermatologist and evaluated on short order. As a lay person, you are not in a position to know the warning signs or symptoms or could mistake abnormal for normal. Do not chance it! get it looked at and make sure. Sometimes things belong in a jar and not on your body! best 2 u! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At least yearly: Board certified dermatologists are experts in diagnnosis and treatment of all disorders of the hair skin and nails. Their extennsive training allows them to evaluate moles and to determine if they are suspicious and need removal. Currently melanoma accounts for many deaths every year. If melanoma is found early it can be treated , if found late it can be deadly. Early detection is the key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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