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Mushroom Shaped Mole
If the mole has not change in size, shape, color, has not developed a nodule or started bleeding, it is likely to be benign. Unrelated to your question - If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
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Sounds like irregular borders.
See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Itchy mole for like 2 years and starts to hurt if I scratch it to much its flat and circle shaped?
Biopsy: A good rule of thumb is that a skin lesion that changes or behaves abnormally (such as hurting or itching) needs to be further evaluated. I would recommend you see a dermatologist or your PMD ...Read more
I have a weird mole on the inside of the thighs, very close intimate zone. Mole is oddly shaped and surrounded by a white circle with a diameter of 1?
See dermatologist: You need to have it looked at and possibly removed. ...Read more
Hi, is it possible to remove big sized irregular shaped white mole present on the face. If possible then could you suggest the treatment name.
It is best to try plastic surgery but see a dermatologist first to make an accurate diagnosis.
It is important for dermatologists and plastic surgeons to work together ...Read more
I have a dark irregular shaped mole on my side and it recently started to grow larger, should I go see a doctor?
Yes: It could be something or it could be nothing. It needs an exam and possibly a biopsy. Do it soon. ...Read more
I found a newly developed dark brown mole on my penis. I never had it before. It is irregular shaped and about 6mm. Should I be worried.?
Maybe: Need to have it evaluated by a dermatologist. Am irregular mole 6 mm can be atypical and may need to be removed for biopsy. ...Read more
Mole then thin ring of normal skin, then dark red discolored ring (odd shaped ~2mm). Mole is slightly raised, no pain/itch/mucus. No history.
Mole?: Best to see in person term examine and punch biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more
Have a dermatologist appt for new light brown oval shaped mole on the 12th of June. IF it is cancerous is that to long to wait to get it diagnosed?
No: A few weeks is not a huge amount of time. Not knowing is hard but not increasing risk ...Read more
Should someone be concerned about a mole that became itchy, and fell off, leaving a raised, mole shaped scar?
New red odd shaped mole appeared on upper thigh. Is small but bigger than I feel it should be having just appeared. Bleeds if messed with.
See dermatologist: See someone sooner rather than later to get it biopsies. It is probably just a new mole but get it checked as soon as you can. And try to not mess with it. ...Read more
My mole is dark in pigment and it is oval shaped even boarders. No bigger than a pencil eraser. What concerns me is the pigmentation. Very dark?
See a dermatologist: What you describe dosent sound like a malignant melanoma which is your concern however its easy to have a term examine it. In all likelihood if its as you describe they will tell you nothing to worry about or do. Malignant melanomas are odd shaped, one half docent match the other, the color varies, . I would simply get it examined ...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?
Yes: Any mole or spot that changes despite having it present for some time requires a check. Its possibly nothing but should have a dermatologist examination and probably shave or punch biopsy ...Read more
Shave biopsy for regular shaped 3mm brown mole 1 day later has purple/blackish/maroon spot in the center of it biopsy site. Freaking out. Please help.
Biopsy changes OK: You are probably just experiencing the results of healing after your biopsy. You may be seeing the remains of the blood supply that went to the lesion. Give it a few weeks to heal. Make sure you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
New mole on back, back barley ever exposed to sun. Consistent light brown color, oval shaped, but kind of large. Appeared at most a week ago. Cancer?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the "mole". It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
I have a mole on my scrotum that recently (within the last year) has flattend out to a mushroom shape from side view. It's flesh toned w/ dark patch?
Here are some...: What you described may represent the look of a mole or a stabilizing wart. Of course, without direct look at it, it is hard to give right Dx for right Rx. To get to the point and do right things for such, follow instructions described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to deal with it... ...Read more
I have a mole shaped growth on my left temple it has gotten bigger making me light headed very painful believe the cause of my equlbrium is off lymph?
Mole: Any growth such as a mole that changes needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her asap. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Oddly shaped mole on my back? I found this oddly shaped mole on my back and I'm concerned about it. I also have two little light brownish moles sticking out on both of my legs
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm
also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more
A small mole (size of a pea) on my breast changed shape and now looks flowery like a mushroom. Should I be concerned?
I noticed today that there is a new small mole below the side of my breast. I'm 20 years old is it normal to have a new mole? It's shaped normal
Pinkish slightly raised circle shaped mole like bump on hip. Picked at it and part of it is scabbed. What could it be? No pain or blood. Had 6 months
I have a mole between my big toe and the one next to it that's somewhat oddly shaped. My doc said given where it is its normal, just want a 2nd opinion?
Say Cheese.: He may be right, after all, he has the advantage of seeing it. Believe me, that counts. Oddly shaped is not exactly the best criteria to evaluate normalcy. Color change, rapid growth and irregular borders are the standard. Take a picture and save it. In a month's retake another and compare. This information can be used to help record a history of change, if any. ...Read more
I have an irregular shaped mole or wart on my leg. I have had it for years. Could this be cancer?
Need more details: Most moles are benign and do not change over time. If your' is black or brown and changing in size or color (any growth), then you should get it checked by your doctor who may consider its removal if it is suspected to be a melanoma (in that case it will have mixture of colors, shades of black/brown/tan/red). Take a photograph now and recheck it every 3-6 months and see if there is any change. ...Read more
I'm getting my mole removed in a couple hours using an eye shaped incision. I will be under local anesthesia, will it hirt?
I have a brownish odd shaped mole that appeared two years ago, on my cheekbone, as a pimple. It's dry, scaly, & sometimes hurts in cheek muscle. Advice?
Mole: The fact that area is odd shaped and painful dictates that you should see a dermatologist to diagnose the area and make sure it is not abnormal or cancerous. ...Read more
I have an old mole on my lower abdomen. It is dark brown, oval shaped, and raised. Earlier this week I noticed that it has started peeling and looks red under where it peeled. Should I be worried?
Yes.: Any mole, or skin growth that starts changing character after staying the same for many years, has a likely chance of meaning it has become malignant. It is an indication to have it evaluated by a dermatologist (or experienced generalist) and have it biopsied or removed entirely. Most skin cancers are basal or squamous cell and are easily rx. Malignant melanoma is most serious, so don't wait. ...Read more
They can be: An irregular mole which is changing in size shape or color can be a melanoma. That is why the acronym, abcd was designed to remind us that an asymmetric, border irregular, color- mixtures lesion with a diameter of more than 5mm should make us/you suspect that the mole may indeed be a melanoma, so a biopsy is often recommended. In such situations. ...Read more