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

Mole on right upper arm. Darker flesh tone than the rest of skin. Should I be worried?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 1979
Answered : 2457 Questions
Hi there i have an odd looking mole on my right upper arm, it is furry and is growing in size. It is a darker flesh tone than the rest of my skin, should i be concerned?
Posted Tue, 5 Nov 2013 in Skin Cancer
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Benign, but biopsy needed if grows fast

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX ! Good afternoon. I am Dr Shareef, a general surgeon answering your query.

I saw the picture attached. Though it seems to be of a benign nature to me, in case it grows fast with darker skin tone, if I were your family physician, I would have referred you to a dermatologist first, and after excluding any skin condition, i would have subjected you for an excisional biopsy with a normal skin margin to confirm my diagnosis.

Till then, I would suggest you not to scratch it or fiddle with it and keep it under close observation.

Thanks for choosing XXXXXXX for your health query. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Good luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Oncologist

© 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