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Cause pain (but not constant) around an asymmetrical mole?

Cause pain (but not constant) around an asymmetrical mole?

See a Derm: Any time you have an asymmetrical mole and especially one that is causing pain, you should see a dermatologist for a check. That may need a biopsy, excision or to watch it, depending on what they think. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I have had an asymmetrical mole for over 5 years is it cancerous,also i have dark spots all over my back and my chest ?

I have had an asymmetrical mole for over 5 years is it cancerous,also i have dark spots all over my back and my chest ?

Most likely not: Asymmetry (irregular borders) is one of the features which makes doctors worry about a mole being malignant. However, some people do tend to grow irregular moles all over their body which are perfectly benign. If this mole has not changed in 5 years it is most likely benign. However, I do suggest you have it checked and I think you would benefit from routine skin check ups with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I've had a reddish purple slightly black asymmetrical mole on thigh a little smaller than a pencil eraser for 4+years, should I be worried?

If I've had a reddish purple slightly black asymmetrical mole on thigh a little smaller than a pencil eraser for 4+years, should I be worried?

No: .. but you should have it examined and possibly biopsied to rule out melanoma. Particularly if it has changed in shape, pattern or color over the 4 years. ...Read more

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I have a asymmetrical mole with different shades and a small black tubular growth crossing it.I used a pic of it for my profile. Is it melanoma.

I have a asymmetrical mole with different shades and a small black tubular growth crossing it.I used a pic of it for my profile. Is it melanoma.

Get a biopsy: We have all been fooled by the appearance of skin lesions. It looks small. Get it removed and examined by a pathologist. My philosophy after 26 years of plastic surgery practice: "if you are worried about it, it is better in a bottle than on your body.". ...Read more

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An asymmetrical brown mole with black spot appeared seemingly overnight on the inside of my bicep. I work outdoors in Texas. Should I be worried?

Use sunscreen: Take a picture of your sneaky mole. Melanomas do not just pop-up overnight. If you are worried about a particular mole changing appearance, measure it and check it again in a month. Take a vitamin D supplement rather than sunbathe. One 5,000 iu cap/week likely will prevent hypovitaminosis D, and the rate of melanomas is skyrocketing from tanning booths. ...Read more

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My mole is asymmetrical - is it malignant?

Asymmetrical mole: While it. Is impossible to determine without an examination, asymmetry of any pigmented lesion should prompt an evaluation by a dermatologist. He/she can help determine if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Does asymmetrical and sometimes itching mole necessarily indicate skin cancer?

Does asymmetrical and sometimes itching mole necessarily indicate skin cancer?

See you derm: This are signs that the lesion should be evaluated by your friendly dermatologist as these may be a sign of something more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more