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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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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


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Can atypical mole be raise without flat edges?

Can atypical mole be raise without flat edges?

Changes: Yes. Changes in size, shape, irregular borders, coloration can all signifiy malignant change. See a dermatologist asap if you have mole changes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mole with different shades of brown & colour fading at edge to be benign?

Is it possible for mole with different shades of brown & colour fading at edge to be benign?

Pigmented Nevus: Yes it may still be benign. The abcd criteria is more of a screening instrument to identify nevi worrisome for dysplasia or malignant melanoma and is not very specific. A biopsy is your surest way to tell. ...Read more

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Can a normal mole have 2 colors? And can it have an irregular border? And is it normal for a mole to be a really dark brown?

Can a normal mole have 2 colors? And can it have an irregular border? And is it normal for a mole to be a really dark brown?

Can be: Any mole in question should be looked at by a doctor. And you should also do self exams to evaluate changes ...Read more

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Can a mole that looked slightly irregular on dermascooe come back benign?

Can a mole that looked slightly irregular on dermascooe come back benign?

Yes: Based on your question, it seems like you have already had a biopsy of the lesion. If that is the case, you have some waiting to do. I know that this can be scary and frustrating. Take deep breaths. There is nothing to do right now. Once you get the results, it is important to have your doctor explain, in detail, what the results mean and what the next steps are, if any are needed. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more