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Do moles change during pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Should i be concerned about a new mole that developed during pregnancy?

Maybe: It is common for moles to change during pregnancy. The best this to do it get it checked out, and relieve your concern. :). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why did I develop a mole on my breast during pregnancy?

Mole and pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy will often cause character changes in existing moles and occasionally bring out new moles. If any question show the mole to your dermatologist ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes, ok.: If new moles gets bigger , borders become irregular,color changes or raised from the skin surface call your dermatologist to go over. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It sounds rather: Unlikely to be miedically serious, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can fix the 'eyesore' and make the diagnosis, but payment may be an issue, . ...Read more

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Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple. Venous?

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

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What is mole pregnancy? Is there a baby?

What is mole pregnancy? Is there a baby?

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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Is there a problem if I am developing moles late in pregnancy?

Depends: It is normal for moles to become darker and more voluminous during pregnancy. If there is a change in the size, shape, color, or symmetry of a mole, consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more