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Is this a normal looking mole?
Hello doctor, thank you for your time my question does that mole look normal (picture below) or should I be concerned thanks again.
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replied April 14th, 2014
Skin Cancer Answer A46736
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. If the mole has changed its size and shape then definitely melanoma has to be ruled out. 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.

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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