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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr said mole on side of heel looked a little irregular on dermascope.she said moles there can have irregular pattern. True?
I have 5mm mole (like three round ones together two brown and one reddish) derm looked with dermascope said aytipical. How accurate is this ? No canges in last year been there for over 14 years
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