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Mole seems to be raised and lighter. How common is over night changes in moles?

I have had a mole on my side for as long as I can remember. It has always been roughly 2mm, brown, very slightly raised with distinct borders, and has never changed size. I hadn t checked on it for a long time and just 2 days ago I noticed that it was now black and more raised than it had ever been. Since then it has changed literally over night. Yesterday a 1mm border grew that was a redish brown, and today the mole is no longer black, but instead has changed back to a lighter brown color. In total, it is roughly 5mm in diameter now with one side raised and the border being flat. I tried to make an appointment over the weekend but every dermatologist in the city was closed on weekends. How common is over night changes in moles? I understand these are generally warning signs for a potentially dangerous mole but I was not able to find anything online about over night changes, so could this change any possible diagnosis?
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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Hello .sudden changes in the existing mole such are colour changes.size.shape and textural can lead to suggestion of malignant changes.go for a biopsy which rules out cancerous changes.sudden colour changes can be due to melanoma
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