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Dysplastic Nevi Moles
I have 100's dysplastic nevi moles. Many are severely atypical. Do we have to keep taking them off or is there another way to see if they are cancer.
Only way: They have high incidence of malignency ( melanoma ) you may have dysplastic nevi syndrom, most likely some one in the familty have it al;so . Melanoma is curable if excised early, abcd s of detection are asymerty, borders, color, diameter, and evalution by your dermatologist ( or surgeon ). ...Read more
I have dysplastic nevi syndrome..so how do I know when to see derm..if all of my new moles are out of the ordinary anyway??
Dysplastic nevi: Good questions, but to be answered by the dermatologist who sees you. Generally, you should be examined every 6 months, and photos may be taken; however some pts require exams every 3 months. ...Read more
Does this mole look like a dysplastic nevi, or something concerning that should be looked at by a dermatologist? Thank you!
Yes: Any mole that looks different from other moles on your face or body is suspicious. Irregular borders, irregular pigmentation, recent change in appearance, rapid growth, are all warning signs of a potential problem. Consultation with a dermatologist is indicated for any of the above signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How early should children ages 10-15 see a dermatologist, is that too young? I have dysplastic nevi syndrome and two of my kids have many moles.
FAMMM: Your condition is also called familial atypical multiple mole- melanoma. Screening for melanoma in fammm kindreds should begin at age 10 with a baseline total body skin examination including scalp, eyes, oral mucosa, genital area, and nail, as family members may develop melanoma in their early teens. ...Read more
I was an excessive tanner in my teens&20s I have dysplastic nevi synd. New very dark spots pop up, are these moles &will they keep coming, ?
I have dysplastic nevi syndrome, i had 2 very similar moles shave biopsied. How is it that one came back as a sun spot , one needed reexcision was mod?
Microscopic exam: Is different. A sun spot or solar lentigo shows the basal layer of skin cells having increased amount of pigment within them. A nevus is a proliferation of melanocytes (the cells that make pigment). Most dermatologists re-excise for moderate dysplasia or above to be sure not to miss any cells that could transform into melanoma (if they believe in the dysplastic nevus/melanoma sequence). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used a needle and picked at a black mole, i think it's dysplastic nevi. Will this lead to skin cancer?
Can a person have pain on the bottom of the foot if you have a "funny looking" mole on the side. Dermatologist said it's a dysplastic nevi.
See a dermatologist: If you are truly concerned about it and you feel that it is actually the dysplastic nevi causing the pain and nothing else then i recommend seeing a dermatologist so they can discuss treatment options. In the mean time make sure that you wear plenty of sunscreen and keep the dysplastic nevi out of the sun. ...Read more