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Is it possible for a mole to be itchy and not be melanoma?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Itching isn't a typical feature of melanoma.
Asymmetry, irregular borders, change in color and diameter over 6 mm are the usual things to look for.

In brief: Yes

Itching isn't a typical feature of melanoma.
Asymmetry, irregular borders, change in color and diameter over 6 mm are the usual things to look for.
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Possible

It is possible for a mole to be itchy and not be melanoma, but i would recommend that any mole be removed if it is causing symptoms, as a precaution.
Moles should not burn, itch, or otherwise cause pain.

In brief: Possible

It is possible for a mole to be itchy and not be melanoma, but i would recommend that any mole be removed if it is causing symptoms, as a precaution.
Moles should not burn, itch, or otherwise cause pain.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Vinod Shidham
Pathology

In brief: Yes.

Apart from pigmented lesions mole may represent other lesions.
Recommend consultation with dermatologist with biopsy as needed.

In brief: Yes.

Apart from pigmented lesions mole may represent other lesions.
Recommend consultation with dermatologist with biopsy as needed.
Dr. Vinod Shidham
Dr. Vinod Shidham
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