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Is there such a thing as a red nevus?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Birth marks can be red and so can a vascular nevus.

In brief: Yes

Birth marks can be red and so can a vascular nevus.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

Nevi/moles can be many colors, including red.
So, yes, there is such a thing as a red nevus. A nevus that was another color before but that turned red should be looked at by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, as this may be undergoing cancerous change. Some red nevi are not nevi at all but are angiomas, or small malformations of blood vessels.

In brief: Yes

Nevi/moles can be many colors, including red.
So, yes, there is such a thing as a red nevus. A nevus that was another color before but that turned red should be looked at by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, as this may be undergoing cancerous change. Some red nevi are not nevi at all but are angiomas, or small malformations of blood vessels.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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