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My Mole Is Getting Darker
Three dermatologists think my mole is fine and one said I should get it off because it's dark and new. What should I do?
Either way: You can probably go either way. The three dermatologists who say it is fine are likely correct. The other is playing it safe just be to 100% certain. From the sound of it, you could probably just keep a close eye on it and if it changes in the next 3-6 months or sooner have it removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can moles get lighter over time without any malignancy? Also, if I get a new tiny mole that looks darker than the others, would that mean malignancy?
No: In general moles do not develop overall depigmentation. Rather halo nevi can be seen . This is a benign skin lesion that is a result of a common melanocytic nevus undergoing an inflammatory process, such that a zone of depigmentation surrounds the nevus. When a melanoma is treated with intralesional BCG regression and depigmentation can be seen with diffuse loss of skin pigment (vitiligo) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a mole shaved off my face. It came back flat but a darker color and looks more noticeable.Will excision get rid of the mole or make it worse?
Full excision: Should be able to remove the mole completely. A small scar may result. ...Read more
What could cause a pre-existing, flat, skin-colored mole on my cheek to get raised & darker after spending time outside (which I never do) last week?
I have a mole that used to be raised and dark but over 3 years has flattened, became pale and has split into 3 sections. Should I get this checked out?
Changing mole: Any time you have a mole that "changes" its time to have it evaluated and more than likely removed for analysis. Something in the mole is causing it to change and that may be a sign of skin cancer and rather than worry - have it checked and removed and analyzed - do NOT just have it destroyed. see http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/symptoms.htm good luck ...Read more
Derm said new mole fine 3 mo ago. Seems bigger & darker. Could this be normal? Should I get biopsied even if derm thinks it's still fine? Still <1mm.
Obsession: Ms. MyhanahQ: You seem to be obsessed with moles. Some of your questions have no answers. You may wish to see a therapist about this obsession. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Im a 33 yr female just noticed a new "mole" side of body by breast. Small (tip of pencil) dark, looks like in skin (not freckle). Get it checked?
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