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Change In Size Or Shape Of Mole
Mole grew to ~1mm over few months. Derm wasn't worried at all. But over the year, I see some slight changes in color/shape, not size. Concerning?
Can a mole rapidly change shape, size, color? Flattened out completely then raise again every few days [as a reaction TO TCA acid] treatment?
Irritation: TCA can definitely cause irritation to the skin and any growths that it comes in contact with. ...Read more
I have a small mole on forehead that I have had throughout all of my 20s. Pencil tip size, uniform shape/color, d.brown. How do I know if it changes?
Relax: You just described it. If it changes it will be larger, change shape and color. ...Read more
I have a small dark brown almost freckle/ mole in my inner thigh. I noticed it for the first time in May and it has not changed in appearance, size, shape, texture, or elevation. It is on a spot that if it got any sun it was minimal. ?
Be safe: Show it to your family doctor or dermatologist. A mole doesn't need exposure to sunlight to undergo malignant transformation. Better be safe than sorry. Best wishes for good health. ...Read more
A small mole (size of a pea) on my breast changed shape and now looks flowery like a mushroom. Should I be concerned?
I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?
Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I picked in a mole 4 years ago it came back exact size and shape and color is there any need to be worried ?
My mole has changed.it was brown and round with regular borders now it's with black dots and irregular borders.It's size is 5mm.Should i be concerned?
I have a oval mole on my skin . I have had it for a couple years and it has never changed shape but the color concerns me . It's the same as my skin ?
I've noticed this mole back in June 2015, it has a red border, it doesn't hurt or anything, it has not changed in color or size. Should I be worried?
I have had a mole that has been brown in color and small. Today I noticed that it has grown in size, is an irregular shape and is red. Should I worry?
I have a mole which is very painful. The pain started yesterday. No change of shape, no bleeding, no change of color, just the pain.
Hi, is it possible to remove big sized irregular shaped white mole present on the face.
If possible then could you suggest the treatment name.
Plastic surgery: It is best to try plastic surgery but see a dermatologist first to make an accurate diagnosis. It is important for dermatologists and plastic surgeons to work together ...Read more
Worried abt a dark mole on my hip that's 5mm and slightly irregular in shape. It hasn't grown, & I don't think it's changed, but maybe? How to know?
Dark mole: If the dark mole isn't new, and hasn't changed it is probably fine. That said to keep an eye on it take a picture. You should also let your doctor take a look. If there is a personal or family history of abnormal moles it is a very simple to perform a quick biopsy in the office to remove and diagnose the lesion. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a hard small lump under my skin on my mole that is very painful. In years gone by my mole has changed in size and colour. It has bled once befo
Dermatology: See a dermatologist soon to determine if mole is a serious problem. ...Read more
Have a mole on my cheek that has changed in size, a little more than doubled in the last six months, and is raised. It is a little itchy/sensitive.
I scraped a mole on my palm it was small now it changed shape a bit and color its been like this for a year and its not a perfect circle should i be?
Skin: See a skin doctor although you probably have nothing to be concerned about ...Read more
Approx 3 mm mole, flat, brown,one color, irregular shape and border .Been at least a year.Likely longer. No change that I know, melanoma chance?
Biopsy: 32 yo lady with a question about a pigmented lesion. Irregular shape and border are concerning findings when it comes to pigmented lesions. Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolution=ABCDE Here is a link to the CDC website on skin cancer. If a lesion is suspicious, a dermatologist can take a biopsy so a pathologist can look at the cells under the microscope for definitive answer. Good luck ...Read more