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I just noticed a new mole. What should I do?
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Dr. Curtis Wong
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: New moles
Simple observation is adequate.
Seek medical evaluation if your mole goes through changes in size, color, borders, shape, or bleeding.

In brief: New moles
Simple observation is adequate.
Seek medical evaluation if your mole goes through changes in size, color, borders, shape, or bleeding.
Dr. Curtis Wong
Dr. Curtis Wong
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: If worried, see Dr.
New moles appear on people's skin as they age.
Even children get new moles. Some moles are worrisome, and a dermatologist can look for, examine, and/or biopsy such moles. Concerning signs are: assymetry (one half of the mole growing faster than the other half), border irregular, more than 1 color in the mole, diameter more than 6mm, and the mole is elevated above the surrounding skin.

In brief: If worried, see Dr.
New moles appear on people's skin as they age.
Even children get new moles. Some moles are worrisome, and a dermatologist can look for, examine, and/or biopsy such moles. Concerning signs are: assymetry (one half of the mole growing faster than the other half), border irregular, more than 1 color in the mole, diameter more than 6mm, and the mole is elevated above the surrounding skin.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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