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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. Donald Jacobson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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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Should i be concerned about a new mole that developed during pregnancy?

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

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

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37wks/5days preg. Since pregnancy I have noticed a larger amount of moles ("beauty marks") on both sides of my neck. Something to worry about?

37wks/5days preg. Since pregnancy I have noticed a larger amount of moles ("beauty marks") on both sides of my neck. Something to worry about?

Beauty marks: The growths should be checked by a dermatologist . Skin tags are common during pregnancy and are easily removed in the office . Any abnormal moles are biopsied to check for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can moles that look atypical be bening? I have many tiny ones (after pregnancy) that seem jagged on the edges. Mentioned to dermatologist but said ok

MOLES: I ASSUME YOU HAVE A GOOD, HONEST DERMATOLOGIST. HE OR SHE SOUNDS VERY REASSURING. IF HE OR SHE THOUGHT THAT ANY MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE, THEN HE OR SHE WOULD TAKE A BIOPSY OF IT. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get what seem like venous lakes after pregnancy? Obgyn said what I have are moles and dermatologist just said normal. The look reddish

Cherry angiomata: Are common benign lesions made up of capillaries. They commonly are noticed during pregnancy. There is no reason to remove them. If for cosmetic reasons you want them removed, they are easily ablated by laser in the office setting. They look likes red moles. ...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 also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more