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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?
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
I have a dull achy pain that comes n goes every few seconds on 1 spot of the left side of the body of my sternum. Pain is close to an asymmetric mole.
Have asymmetrical mole on thigh reddish, purple/black in color for 4+ years. the mole sits under the skin not noticeably raised. cause for concern?
Have this examined: Any mole that has multiple colors should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My asymmetrical mole on my foot was removed today. It has been growing the past few months and im pregnant. Could it be cancer? Im scared
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
I have a mole that is a raised circular bump that is mostly transparent but has asymmetrical brown coloring on top. What are the chances for cancer?
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