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Mole Edge Irregularity
I've had a mole for about two yrs which is very different to all the others, asymmetrical nearly black and scalloped edges. Is it ok as it hasn't grow?
Have it checked: I highly recommend that you see a dermatologist. Although it hasn't been changing, it does have the markers that we recommend you watch for, which are the potential signs for a malignant melanoma. So, I recommend that you see a dermatologist in the near future (ideally within the next 1-2 weeks) to have it evaluated. ...Read more
How long does it take for a cancerous mole to spread? When i touch it and its red around the edge. Do you think it's cancerous?
It takes time: Cancer often remains localized for a finite period of time. The whole process takes weeks to months to evolve. So there is ample time to get yourself checked and verify if it is anything that needs a biopsy or not. Many skin conditions are labeled as moles but they may not be melanoma precursors or moles, that can become a melanoma. You should go see a dermatologist when in doubt. ...Read more
I have a mole I've had it my whole life it's brown with dark brown in the middle but had even edges no bigger than a pencil eraser :) hairs on it?
BENIGN but to really stop worrying have it removed!
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Raised mole on my back. One color, smooth edges. It's itching now - should I be concerned? How long would removal take? Who do I contact for removal?
I have a weird mole that has started bleeding, is scaly, and is not round, you can hardly make out the edges. It is in the pubic area.
See your DR: An exam will determine if it needs to be removed and sent to a lab. ...Read more
On my lower back I have a dark red kind of purplish mole with uneven edges that appears and disappears from time to time, could it be bad?
Sounds vascular: It sounds like it is some form of blood-vessel related growth, like an angioma or hemangioma, rather than a typical "mole". How large is it? Is it raised? How long have you had it? Without a photo, it's hard to tell by your description - see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an irregular looking mole with jagged edges along with a hard enlarged lymph node adjacent to it which has been present for months. Related?
Skin malignancy ?: Irregular borders, color variation and non healing lesions all signs of potential melanoma or other skin carcinoma. Node is worrisome as well, if not painful unlikely it is related to infection so seek care with dermatologist or your primary. What you are interpreting as a lymph node could be inclusion cyst so need evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mole that is black&brown, raised like pimple. Edges on one side r crooked but round on the other. Was flat/tan, has changed slowly over 7yrs. Benign?
Wow: Well described, but I don't think there is a physician that would venture a diagnosis based on a description. Might I suggest a consultation with a dermatologist? ...Read more
I have a red mole that has darkened& grown during preg. It's now dark red w/ dark spots along edges w/ irreg border.Is this normal or should I worry?
Learn your ABCD's: Probably isn't but could be a melanoma...Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If it is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen soon for evaluation and possible biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a mole on the inside of my leg, always been there. Never been in the sun. It's never had perfect edges... But its symmetrical. Is this cancer?
Unlikely but: Unlikely but if it's never been checked by a dermatologist, you should have it checked. ...Read more
Mole in pubic area. Have had for a few years. Now it's bleeding and crusts over. It's weirdly shaped, while with black spots and no real edge. Worry?
A mole on my scrotum has grew in the past 1.5-2 years and is 6 by 3mm. It is now oval, flat with no itch/ pain. Its edge is not entirely smooth. Safe?
Mole on scrtom: I would see your urologist or a dermatologist to be sure it is not a wart, since they are contagious. ...Read more