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Why Do Some People Have Darker Moles Than Others
More pigment: Pigment is the chemical in the skin that determines color. Some people have more than others. There are also different types of moles. If a mole changes colors, has more than one color, has irregular borders, or gets bigger than a pencil eraser, it should be examined by a doctor. ...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
A mole suddenly appeared on face above lip. It is darker than other moles on body. What would be suggested course of action? What could it be?
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
One nipple is bit darker in colour than my other. First saw it in pregnancy, now breastfeeding it's a better, still there? Also have some moles on the
New moles/dark spots on labia. Don't know how long they've been there. Some look like blood blisters others don't. I'm 10m postpartum. Scared cancer.
I picked on a mole it had a wound it got better the mole returned a bit darker butnow half of its gone im guessing slowly the other half will go also?
Moles: A mole, also known as a nevus, is a pigmented area of the skin. Moles can be flat or raised. Most moles are harmless but some can be cancerous. Mole removal can be done several ways. Generally, the entire mole needs to be removed to ensure it does not return. A dermatologist can perform mole removal. ...Read more
Mole on hubbys chest that has a dark spot on it then I remember. He says hasn't changed. How fast does melanoma change a mole? Other signs?
Take a picture: If a mole becomes larger, irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a ulcer or a nodule, it would be important to have it checked out and if needed removed. You may want to take a picture of the mole to compare it to the actual mole a later date, rather than relying on your memory of its appearance. see this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/moles/basics/definition/con-20019745 ...Read more
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