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Hi, I m a female age 50yrs. I ve had this mole on the right side of my nose for many yrs. The past few yrs has it raised and changed colour.The past 7mths has it become extremely itchy at times painful.I struggle with nose blockage, it is painful on the inside of my nostrils, constant sores and tenderness. Very dizzy when I blow my nose,strange growth in the upper right side of mouth,lips unshaped due to drop of gum. Chin very painful. Please advise.

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replied September 12th, 2011
Skin Cancer Answer A26789

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the changes in mole that you are having . As a thumb rule, any changes in the mole should be evaluated for a melanoma from a dermatologist. Melanoma has an irregular border, is asymmetrical,uneven color and increasing in size. If you notice changes in the mole's/mark’s color, height, size or shape, you should have a dermatologist evaluate it. You also should have it checked if it bleeds, oozes, itches, appear scaly, or become tender or painful.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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