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Do moles change during pregnancy?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Often

Due to hormonal changes, many moles may appear larger and darker during pregnancy.
The most noticeable are those that were already slightly raised (fleshy). However, if any mole exhibit changes such as asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors or shades of brown, and rapidly growing diameter, you should seek the opinion of your doctor.

In brief: Often

Due to hormonal changes, many moles may appear larger and darker during pregnancy.
The most noticeable are those that were already slightly raised (fleshy). However, if any mole exhibit changes such as asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors or shades of brown, and rapidly growing diameter, you should seek the opinion of your doctor.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. William Bearden
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Moles and other skin lesions can enlarge/darken transiently during pregnancy but should return to baseline awards.
If the changes persist, a biopsy may be necessary.

In brief: Yes

Moles and other skin lesions can enlarge/darken transiently during pregnancy but should return to baseline awards.
If the changes persist, a biopsy may be necessary.
Dr. William Bearden
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No but see MD if do

Gnerally they should not change and if they do I would highly recommend seeing a dermatologist.

In brief: No but see MD if do

Gnerally they should not change and if they do I would highly recommend seeing a dermatologist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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