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Suggest treatment for benign nevus on right arm

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Hi

I have had this mole on my right arm
All my life, I don't believe it has changed in appearance.

Could this mole be consider suspect? Should it be investigated further for melanoma?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Looks a benign nevus

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have taken note of your query and I have also reviewed the Image. I have received only one Image.

Looks a benign nevus.
Symmetrical, round, raised, uniform color, asymptomatic, smooth surface, no history of ulceration/ bleeding etc are all features of a benign mole.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
I have uploaded additional pics
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Benign nevus

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I have reviewed the another another image as well. This one is a flat nevus. I would rule this to be benign as well.
A nevus that has always been the same in size, is symmetrical in shape, has well defined margins, is uniform in color, has never bled are all signs of it being a benign nevus.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
I've uploaded one last image, thanks again
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Upload another Image

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Can you upload a clearer Image? This one is blurred, fuzzy.
I can't distinctly make out the margins/ borders and other characteristics like color variegation if any, asymmetricity, if any
If you have problems uploading multiple pics you can send them directly to me at my personal email ID: YYYY@YYYY
Make sure that you send absolutely clear and focused Images.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Looks a benign nevus Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I have taken note of your query and I have also reviewed the Image. I have received only one Image. Looks a benign nevus. Symmetrical, round, raised, uniform color, asymptomatic, smooth surface, no history of ulceration/ bleeding etc are all features of a benign mole. Regards