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ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a atypical mole is removed years ago and unsure if clear margins obtained... Would it have grown back by now and if not assume it was clear margin?
Contact you doctor: You can obtain a copy of the pathology report from your doctor. If you see any regrowth, you should have it seen by a doctor right away. ...Read more
Should I trust quick dermatologist's word? Used dermatascope. I have clearly abnormal moles (1-3mm). He looked at them for 2 seconds and moved on.
Path on mole came back mildly atypical but no clear margins. Derm gave choice to watch or take more. I'm having more taken. Could change to Mel?
Mole: Probably should have re-excision for clear margins. ...Read more
I had a small raised pink bump that has changed into a mole. Is this normal? It's small, one color, symmetrical, has clear borders and isn't changing.
Have this biopsied: The lesion I would argue has changed but has remained stable as it was initially a small pink bump that clearly became a mole. One approach would be monitoring the lesion closely but in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis a biopsy with a punch or shave or even excisional if you would like it removed regardless is indicated. ...Read more
Had mole removed - came back dysplastic but no mention if margins clear. Visually clear so Dr. did not take any further biopsy/margins. Should they?
Not necessarily: but it should be easy for the pathologist to examine the margins and determine whether the lesion was completely removed. ...Read more