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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background.
These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer.

In brief: No

Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background.
These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: No

Keep an eye on your skin here as you would anywhere.
A rapidly-growing, irregular, bleeding, or just strange-looking new lesion should prompt a physician's office visit. A majority of folks have one or more curious little marks, and many enjoy them. The nevus spilus is nothing to worry about.

In brief: No

Keep an eye on your skin here as you would anywhere.
A rapidly-growing, irregular, bleeding, or just strange-looking new lesion should prompt a physician's office visit. A majority of folks have one or more curious little marks, and many enjoy them. The nevus spilus is nothing to worry about.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
There is report of a very slight incidence of malignant melanoma and I agree keeping an eye on the lesion for the signs described is important. This is generally considered a benign lesion.
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