Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Pink colored mole, not brown, no tan on skin. Surgery required for removal. Biopsy needed?

I have a mole that has changed pink instead of brown and the skin around it didn t tan this summer. The doctor wants to cut it out next week to be better safe than sorry and save $ since I don t have insurance. Should I spend the money for a biopsy before having it cut out should it be cut out anyways? If he cuts it out it s gonna cost for it to be tested afterward anyway.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  46
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.

You have a mole (site not mentioned) and it changed its color from pink to brown.
You have to get it removed surgically and sent it for histopathology (test).
As when mole changes colour, it indicates that there may be malignant changes going with it.
So it is better for you to get it removed.
Hope I answered your question.
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor