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What does a dysplastic nevus look like?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: ABCDE's of moles

Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole.
If you have any moles with these characteristics, you should see a dermatologist.

In brief: ABCDE's of moles

Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole.
If you have any moles with these characteristics, you should see a dermatologist.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Lawrence Colen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Dark brown

A dysplastic nevus is often very dark brown and, sometimes, will have areas that are lighter than others.
Biopsy is the best way of knowing if a nevus is dysplastic.

In brief: Dark brown

A dysplastic nevus is often very dark brown and, sometimes, will have areas that are lighter than others.
Biopsy is the best way of knowing if a nevus is dysplastic.
Dr. Lawrence Colen
Dr. Lawrence Colen
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