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What Does Mole Look Like
Found a darker colored splotch on my skin. Does not look like a mole. It's elevated and fairly large, uneven shape. Also itches very slightly?
No >see your doctor: If you have noticed a change in size, shape or color of a mole you must see a physician to be sure the mole hasn't developed into a malignant melanoma. Signs of melanoma: ABCDEFG Asymmetry Borders (irregular) Color (variegated) Diameter (greater than 6 mm (0.24 in), about the size of a pencil eraser) Evolving over time Elevated above the skin surface Firm to the touch Growing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a year ago I grew a mole in the back of my head and my dr said it was normal.Now the mole look like it shrinked.Should I be woried?Is it normal?
Scalp mole shrinking: Return for examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Frequent: But always have it biopsied.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any way to remove a brown spot on my penis and what can it be, it doesent look like a normal mole?
Usually not: The scar depends on the technique used to remove the mole. If the mole is cut out and the resulting wound stitched closed, a linear scar usually results, hopefully along the "grain" of the skin or in or along a crease. If the mole is "shaved" off or burned off, a circular pale area could result, with the circle being much smaller than the mole. ...Read more
Don't self-diagnose: Ask a doctor - it's the best way to not develop anxiety about it. Whatever someone tells you without seeing it in real-life will leave you wondering if it's true. So, have it seen in real-life. If the news is good, you'll be able to relax. If it leads to biopsy, you'll either relax with good news or get a good early start on treatment. Drs. Know how to help you with this sort of concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does this mole look like a dysplastic nevi, or something concerning that should be looked at by a dermatologist? Thank you!
Yes: Any mole that looks different from other moles on your face or body is suspicious. Irregular borders, irregular pigmentation, recent change in appearance, rapid growth, are all warning signs of a potential problem. Consultation with a dermatologist is indicated for any of the above signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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