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a mole (skin color) as large as a chickpea

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My husband has a mole (skin color somehow) as large as a chickpea on his back for last 5 or 6 years as I remember. but recently I noticed the mole is growing twice and the color changed to light pink ! I don't want to make him nervous, so I decided to ask you whether the mole is dangerous? He is 42 years old and does not have many marks or any other moles.

What do you think about it?
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replied February 7th, 2011
Skin Cancer Answer A19407
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum

Moles on the skin could be due to sun exposure,infection,drug reaction,allergy,melanoma etc.On the back and chest it can be seborrheic keratoses which are harmless and non contagious growth.They usually become warty in appearance.But any growth which increases in size and changes in appearance needs attention and should not be ignored.
Since I am not examining it is very difficult to comment on net as it requires proper examination regarding the size,shape,colour,consistency.Kindly visit a Dermatologist for evaluation.

Take Care!


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