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Have noticed a new mole. Is this melanoma?

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Hello,

I have jusr noticed a new mole (i think) i have attached a photo- does this look like melanoma ?? Very worried here - will call dr today too
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It probably does not look like melanoma

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
The mole seen in image attached probably does not look like melanoma.
A melanoma has certain features like
asymmetry ie two halves of the lesion do not resemble each other
border border is irregular
color - color is variegate(one half might be brown, other half black)
diameter- it is more than 6 mm

if a mole is itchy, changes color, size, shape, becomes painful or bleeds then also melanoma should be ruled out.

In the image attached, none of the above features are seen
However, I would advise that you XXXXXXX a dermatologist nearby to get the lesion clinical examined and if required, you may get the lesion biopsied for confirmation of diagnosis.

Hope that helped.
Take care

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Follow-up: Have noticed a new mole. Is this melanoma? 2 hours later
Okay rhank you- i go in today
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, Please visit your doctor today

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing back.
Please visit your doctor today to get the mole examined.
Should there be another query, please write back or else you may close it.
Take care
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Follow-up: Have noticed a new mole. Is this melanoma? 9 days later
Hello- i went to the doctor she aaid it was normal
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
That's a great news!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
that's a great news. Now there is no need to worry. But always keep a watchful eyes on moles.
Wish you a healthy life ahead.

PS should there be no further query, you may close the discussion.
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