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I was wondering if anyone knows about mole/beauty mark changes. My wife just discovered that one of my moles had gotten a few white spots on it. As far as anyone of us remember, they have just developed. I have not been in the sun for months, and barely had any exposure during the summer. The mole is sticking up and is about 4 millimeters in diameter. I wish I could post a picture..
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replied January 2nd, 2011
In general, the following changes in moles (nevi) merit consideration of at least a biopsy: changes in size, symmetry, shape, borders, or/and elevation of the mole; changes in coloration; itching, ulceration, or/and bleeding.

You should ask your physician to consider a biopsy (or/and a referrral to a Dermatologist).


Sincerely,


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

www.doctorwascher.com

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"


A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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replied April 22nd, 2012
I've just noticed a white spot round the edge/bottom of my mole. I say bottom of my mole because it sticks up from skin a bit, always has but never had white spots before.
Anyone got any experience of this? I've got dermatology appointments in a few weeks so I'll bring it up.
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replied April 24th, 2012
Would be great if you could post the comments from the dermatologist after your meeting!
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replied April 25th, 2012
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Hi DV90 and welcome to ehealth: Usually this can happen with aging...However, it is wise to get a yearly check up with a Dermatologist...If you or anyone is concerned, google cancerous moles and look on the image page...Here you will find what these look like...Usually you are talking about a color changing or many colored odd shaped mole that is possibly raised in some area and growing...Take care...

Caroline
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