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Do Moles Change During Pregnancy
Often: Due to hormonal changes, many moles may appear larger and darker during pregnancy. The most noticeable are those that were already slightly raised (fleshy). However, if any mole exhibit changes such as asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors or shades of brown, and rapidly growing diameter, you should seek the opinion of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Ok, my last question was bad word choice. If a mole appeared in pregnancy, and hasn't changed in 6 months, is it likely to be malignant?
Not likely: If a mle does not change at all in 6 months it is not likely to be malignant. Take a photo with your phone and re-look at it in a few months to be sure. ...Read more
New moles after/during pregnancy. Derm didn't look @ them as I said tiny. Was this OK? He only checked a few concerns not all& no new ones.
I have a mole on my cheekbone now for five years it has only grew during my pregnancy its a eye sore to me would I know if it were cancer in five yrs?
Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple. Venous?
Exam needed: We will not be able to guess without being able to do an exam and see what the lesions look like. It sounds like your Obgyn and a dermatologist have done an exam. Schedule a follow up visit to have them clarify the diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more
No baby: A hydatidiform mole is not a baby. It is abnormal placental development, which requires a D&C for treatment and followup to assure that it has all been removed. To ensure that you do not develop a persistent mole or choriocarcinoma, followup blood levels of HCG are checked periodically until negative for a few months and it is recommended that you do not get pregnant during that time frame. ...Read more
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