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Have moles, raised lesions below breast, shoulder blade. Have weight loss. Worry?

I have had several moles (about 8) appear in the last week. I also have 2 lesions, one below my right breast and another on my right shoulder blade. They vary in color and some are raised. I have always had moles, but never this many appearing out of nowhere. I am 36 years old and have recently also been having weight loss as well. Should I be worried? I don't tan and am fair skinned.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is unusual for moles to appear suddenly and because of this you may want to consider having your doctor take a look.

In general there are certain factors that are considered when assessing moles, called the ABCDE .
A- asymmetry- moles that are not dangerous are symmetrical , if you look at each half, it appears the same

B-the border of the mole which is not likely to be dangerous would have a smooth border ,

C- colour- a normal mole would have one colour

D- diameter- it is more likely to be concerning if it is small

E- if it uneven or elevated above the surface of the skin it is more likely to be concerning.

Your doctor will consider these factors when assessing your lesions.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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