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Two Color Mole
3mmx2mm drk brown mole on breast appeared in pg (now 3mo pp) Flat,smooth,even color. It peeled in bath & black skin cameaway. Mole now a bit lighter but still flat&smooth&even. Could this be melanoma?
Possibly: It's really difficult to diagnose skin lesions without examining them. But you describe a black color to the mole, and a relatively quick development over a few months. Those are potential warning signs for skin cancer. A good physical examination, and very possibly a biopsy, would be prudent next steps. Please see your doctor and make those arrangements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?
Brown/tan color freckle on top of right chest bit darker then skin tone gyno thinks its a freckle doesn't itch 4mm size & asymmetrical is itskin cancer?
Probably not: However, since you asked us, you will certainly want to take it to a dermatologist. We can't diagnose at a distance on just a description. Many people have a lentigo or two on the upper body that looks out of place, and if a person feels uncomfortable about it, it's often wise to trust their intuition and simply remove it. ...Read more
Approx 3 mm mole, flat, brown,one color, irregular shape and border .Been at least a year.Likely longer. No change that I know, melanoma chance?
Biopsy: 32 yo lady with a question about a pigmented lesion. Irregular shape and border are concerning findings when it comes to pigmented lesions. Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolution=ABCDE Here is a link to the CDC website on skin cancer. If a lesion is suspicious, a dermatologist can take a biopsy so a pathologist can look at the cells under the microscope for definitive answer. Good luck ...Read more
Son age 8/dark mole on scalp has been there for several years/smaller than pencil eraser but irregular borders/new lighter smaller one above it.
Mole: Although the mole has been there for a period of time it would be prudent to show it to your pediatrician ...Read more
Nail issue: It's quite hard to imagine the way your nails look without seeing a picture. This may be a variant of normal or it may be not but to increase the likelihood of correct advice, I'd ask for a picture of your nail in question to be uploaded, so it could be looked at. ...Read more
Since three weeks I removed gallbladder, stool color was normal dark color recently i noticed the stool is light color near yellow. Is it normal?
Biliary stricture?: If the liver is unable to get bile into your intestine, it can cause you to have pale or yellow stools. Bile is what makes stools brown. This can sometimes occur after gallbladder surgery which can cause the bile ducts to narrow and cause a stricture. Sometimes stents are needed to open the ducts back up and allow free-flowing bile. See your surgeon if this continues to be a problem for follow up. ...Read more
Mole on skin, irregular border but small. It is not flaky and has one color, but itchy. Melanoma?
See dermatologist: Irregular border and itching are 2 reasons to have a mole examined by a dermatologist. Any change in the appearance of a mole and/ or the onset of itching, pain, bleeding warrants a visit to the dermatologist. These warning signs for melanoma; diagnosis is made with biopsy. ...Read more
28. Just had baby. New freckle on breast. Black/dark brown, less than 3mm, round, symmetrical, one color. Should I be worried?
Skin check : It's not something you need to see the doctor today for, but in the next 1-2 weeks you should have them checked out. If there's ever any change in color, size, consistency, borders in moles over a few weeks to months, it's best to get them looked at. Moles that start to bleed, itch, or form scabs are also concerning. ...Read more
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more
My sister's(age almost 17) non birth mark mole turned light brown. She removed the mole and skin around it with her fingernails.Is it normal?
Melanoma: Good to have it checked by a Doctor, especially if it's located in a place in your body where is frequently exposed to the sun. ...Read more
Does melanoma contine to grow and change on skin. Just had mole removed dr feels aytipical no changes at least in last 2 years and seen four derms (6mth screenings) rounded flat dark brown 5-6mm mole?
Ugly duckling: No hard and fast rules about when to watch and when to cut. One way to decide is the ugly duckling principle. If one mole looks a lot different then the rest remove it. If a lot of abnormal moles take the worst, the one that is changing, or new. For sure remove if =/>7mm irreg shape > 2 colors fuzzy borders. There is also the willy factor. If it gives me the "willies" get it out. Good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4mm brown mole with dark brown area on back...Looks like a perfect circle. Are all moles with two colors atypical?
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