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I have noticed I have a mole on the back of my bum near the crack and its skin colour.Wondering if its a normal mole?

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Suspicious mole

Moles can be normal or potentially malignant.
Usually moles in the skin that is exposed to the sun are most worrisome, however even if a mole is never n the sun it can become a melanoma. If the mole is new or has changed in shape, color, or itches or bleeds you should seek a physician for an evaluation. Is there a family history of skin cancer or melanoma?

In brief: Suspicious mole

Moles can be normal or potentially malignant.
Usually moles in the skin that is exposed to the sun are most worrisome, however even if a mole is never n the sun it can become a melanoma. If the mole is new or has changed in shape, color, or itches or bleeds you should seek a physician for an evaluation. Is there a family history of skin cancer or melanoma?
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine

In brief: ABCDE's

As the title suggests above.
...Worrisome characteristics would include: asymmetry, irregular border, change in color, diameter greater than 5mm, or a lesion that is evolving over time.

In brief: ABCDE's

As the title suggests above.
...Worrisome characteristics would include: asymmetry, irregular border, change in color, diameter greater than 5mm, or a lesion that is evolving over time.
Dr. Steve Springer
Dr. Steve Springer
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