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Get it checked: You may or may not have a problem but any mole or pigmented lesion that is changing should be look at by your pcp or a dermatologist and evaluated on short order. As a lay person, you are not in a position to know the warning signs or symptoms or could mistake abnormal for normal. Do not chance it! get it looked at and make sure. Sometimes things belong in a jar and not on your body! best 2 u! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At least yearly: Board certified dermatologists are experts in diagnnosis and treatment of all disorders of the hair skin and nails. Their extennsive training allows them to evaluate moles and to determine if they are suspicious and need removal. Currently melanoma accounts for many deaths every year. If melanoma is found early it can be treated , if found late it can be deadly. Early detection is the key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See dermatologist: There are 4 reasons to remove a skin mole. 1) the possibility of cancerous change occurring in a mole sometime in the future (a pre-cancerous active junctional mole); 2) a suspected cancerous change in an existing or new mole, where removal is diagnostic and therapeutic; 3) cosmetic reasons; 4) functional and anatomical changes occurring in a mole. See a dermatologist for assurance ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mole is an irregular shape and I've had it all my life. Recently, however, the area around it has grown within a couple months. Will it need to be surgically removed? If so, with what procedure?
Dr removed small (4mm) mole. Said he is 99.9% confident it is aytipical from visual/dermoscope evaluation and that he would be shocked if otherwis. Would he be so confident if there was a concern?
I have a mole on my back that changed from pink to a freckle kind of colour. Is this ok or should I get it checked out?
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