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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
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 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 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, ?
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
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
No, they do not: Dysplastic nevi are considered a marker for melanoma risk but not a precursor lesion. Most melanomas arise on normal skin, not in a mole. Sometimes moles do develop melanoma & they start changing, one of the things we look for when suspecting melanoma. We look for abcde asymmetry, border irregularity, color irregularity & change or evolution in melanoma. Any changing mole needs to be seen by derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Derm noted 3 moles on back. All 3mm or under. One shade and pretty much round or oval. He said slightly dysplastic so best to remove now .. What does that mean ... Are they likely to be melanoma?
Never know: No one know for sure until a biopsy comes back, which provides definitive diagnosis. Melanoma often tends to be very dark. It sounds like you may have some "basic" lesions that just need to be evaluated further as recommended by your derm. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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