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Dr wanted to remove mole then looked at it with dermascope and said actually it's fine. Why is that?

Dr wanted to remove mole then looked at it with dermascope and said actually it's fine. Why is that?

Dermatoscope : A dermatoscope may be used by a dermatologist to observe and magnify certain skin structural patterns indicative of atypical moles or melanoma. Typically you would follow up with this dermatologist to see if the mole evolves and to have another dermatoscope evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a pink lesion on my arm biopsied i was just wondering under the dermascope she said she could see negative networks what does this mean thanks?

I had a pink lesion on my arm biopsied i was just wondering under the dermascope she said she could see negative networks what does this mean thanks?

Atypical finding: Assuming she meant negative pigment network. It is an abnormal finding in dermoscopy which when identified is more suspicious for the possibility of melanoma. However, wait for the biopsy results before getting too worried. Dermoscopy findings (depending which source you read) only correlate with the biopsy result only about 75% of the time. ...Read more

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Dr wanted to remove mole. Went for 2nd opinion and new dr used dermascope and said it looked extremely normal. Why did the other dr want to remove it?

Dr wanted to remove mole. Went for 2nd opinion and new dr used dermascope and said it looked extremely normal. Why did the other dr want to remove it?

Have new ones checkd: Although changes in our skin are normal as we age, if u notice new changes that r concerning have them looked at by your regular doctor. Most benign skin changes are easy to identify by looking at them. Skin cancer identification is defined by the a, b, c's. A- assymmetry, . B- borders that are irregular, c-color (multiple colors are concerning) there are some more features but these r basics. ...Read more

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If a mole hasn't grown in 2 years, is 2mm and flat, yet looks a little irregular on dermascope. Is it unlikely melanoma?

If a mole hasn't grown in 2 years, is 2mm and flat, yet looks a little irregular on dermascope. Is it unlikely melanoma?

Possible: I feel that if a mole appears irregular and suspicious it should be biopsied. Then a diagnosis can be made by a pathologist. Melanoma that is detected in its earliest stages is highly treatable. ...Read more

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If 7 dermatologists said a mole looks fine and used a dermascope, should I rest assured? Most said i could get it off if i really wanted.

If 7 dermatologists said a mole looks fine and used a dermascope, should I rest assured? Most said i could get it off if i really wanted.

You decide: All moles are not malignant only few , if went to 7 dermatologists ( difficult to find one for most of people ) if you still not sure get it removed , at least for cosmetic reason , that is what you are going to ask 8 th dermatologist good luck. ...Read more

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4-5mm mole oval tan with small centre darker area accident scraped. Before derm assessed with dermascope to be ok. Pigment returned on lhs only and is light brown derm said biopsy not needed. ?

Second opinion?: If the dermatologist examined it, and determined that a biopsy is not necessary, you probably don't need a biopsy. If you are still worried, seek a second opinion from another dermatologist. ...Read more

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