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My wife has dot on her pinkie toe about 1mm. Not raised. Dark brown. No pain. 2 years+.  concerned?

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In brief: Melanoma

A new brown spot should always be looked at by your dermatologist.
The rate of melanoma is very small in your feet but very bad if it is you and it is not caught early.

In brief: Melanoma

A new brown spot should always be looked at by your dermatologist.
The rate of melanoma is very small in your feet but very bad if it is you and it is not caught early.
Dr. Marybeth Crane
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
I agree with Dr. Crane and would like to add any foot doctor should be able to help in the same manner. At minimum, a dermascope examination would be prudent or excisional biopsy. The lesion is certainly small enough to excise.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Signs of melanoma

Are abcd asymmetry of the lesion.
Irregular border color of the lesion..Multiple colors etc diameter greater than 6mm because the lesion is so small, and since you are concerned enough to ask the question, if you came to me, i would remove it. Because, once removed your worrying is over.

In brief: Signs of melanoma

Are abcd asymmetry of the lesion.
Irregular border color of the lesion..Multiple colors etc diameter greater than 6mm because the lesion is so small, and since you are concerned enough to ask the question, if you came to me, i would remove it. Because, once removed your worrying is over.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sounds ok so far

A tiny, flat, dark brown spot on the skin, without change over 2 years, sounds like a mole.
People usually get more moles as they age. A single small spot can also be a "tattoo", such as from getting poked with a pencil. Mole danger signs include: asymmetry (one side of mole grows faster than other side), irregular border, more than 1 color, diameter more than 6mm, elevated from surface, etc...

In brief: Sounds ok so far

A tiny, flat, dark brown spot on the skin, without change over 2 years, sounds like a mole.
People usually get more moles as they age. A single small spot can also be a "tattoo", such as from getting poked with a pencil. Mole danger signs include: asymmetry (one side of mole grows faster than other side), irregular border, more than 1 color, diameter more than 6mm, elevated from surface, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
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