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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. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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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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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Why did I develop a mole on my breast during pregnancy?

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?

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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What is mole pregnancy? Is there a baby?

What is mole pregnancy? Is there a baby?

No baby: A hydatidiform mole is not a baby. It is abnormal placental development, which requires a D&C for treatment and followup to assure that it has all been removed. To ensure that you do not develop a persistent mole or choriocarcinoma, followup blood levels of HCG are checked periodically until negative for a few months and it is recommended that you do not get pregnant during that time frame. ...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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Does a fetus develop in a partial mole pregnancy?

Does a fetus develop in a partial mole pregnancy?

Conception determind: Molar pregnancies (complete or partial) occur rarely at the time of conception. A fetus may be present in partial molar pregnancies, however it will be small for gestational age and not growing well; at the same time, the placenta will be inhomogeneous on ultrasound and the amniotic fluid volume will frequently be decreased. ...Read more

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Ok, my last question was bad word choice. If a mole appeared in pregnancy, and hasn't changed in 6 months, is it likely to be malignant?

Not likely: If a mle does not change at all in 6 months it is not likely to be malignant. Take a photo with your phone and re-look at it in a few months to be sure. ...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

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Can a normal brown mole that turns black with an irregular red border overnight be all of a suddden melanoma? Could it be from my pregnancy hormones?

Can a normal brown mole that turns black with an irregular red border overnight be all of a suddden melanoma?  Could it be from my pregnancy hormones?

Concerning findings: Overnight changes in moles are very rare. You are describing several changes suggestive of a melanoma...Irregular borders, asymmetric nature, multiple colors... Get that mole evaluated asap. If there is any doubt an office biopsy will shed light on what is going on. Don't delay, melanoma can be a life threatening problem, but can be cured if caught early! ...Read more

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Can hydatiform mole occur even if am not pregnant?Also dint have successfull pentration even though we tried.Lab pregnancy urine test is +ve.Not sure

Can hydatiform mole occur even if am not pregnant?Also dint have successfull pentration even though we tried.Lab pregnancy urine test is +ve.Not sure

Probably pregnant: It's possible to get pregnant even without penetration. Enough seminal fluid can sometimes get into the vagina and cervix to get you pregnant. So if your pregnancy test is positive, it's likely true. A hydatidiform mole is much less likely, but possible. See your doctor, and some blood HCG levels can help figure it all out. ...Read more

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Had hydatidiform mole pregnancy, it was terminated bec cystic hygroma fetus, do I've chance for another normal preg?do I need treatment?

Had hydatidiform mole pregnancy, it was terminated bec cystic hygroma fetus, do I've chance for another normal preg?do I need treatment?

Yes: Any abnormal pregnancies such as this are due to genetic it Tatian's which can happen only one time there's no guarantee you will have another problem like this. To be sure you might want to have genetic counseling or you can check your chromosomes it's possible that you have a chromosome disease that could be inherited most likely it is a random mutation which will never happen again ...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)

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