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Can a irregular shaped mole be benign?

Can a irregular shaped mole be benign?

Yes: 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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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


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Itchy mole for like 2 years and starts to hurt if I scratch it to much its flat and circle shaped?

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

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Is a spider nevus just a spider-shaped mole?

Is a spider nevus just a spider-shaped mole?

No, not a mole: A spider nevus is a group of tiny blood vessels under the skin. The blood vessels look like they radiate from a center spot, seeming like the legs of a spider. A dermatologist can remove it with a laser. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Plastic surgery: 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

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Should someone be concerned about a mole that became itchy, and fell off, leaving a raised, mole shaped scar?

Should someone be concerned about a mole that became itchy, and fell off, leaving a raised, mole shaped scar?

Sounds like: A verruca, or wart. But depending on appearance, size, and any recent changes, it could always be a melanoma if it is a pigmented lesion. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
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

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A small mole (size of a pea) on my breast changed shape and now looks flowery like a mushroom. Should I be concerned?

A small mole (size of a pea) on my breast changed shape and now looks flowery like a mushroom. Should I be concerned?

Yes: A change in the size, shape, pigmentation, ulceration, bleeding etc in a mole warrants immediate consultation with your doctor for a proper diagnosis especially to exclude malignant melanoma. See your doctor asap, good luck! ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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