Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

154 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest treatment for non cancerous mole that is changing its color

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dermatologist

Practicing since :1993

Answered : 1196 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: i was able to get into my dermatologists office today and he removed a molenthat I had preciously inquired about here. I have uploaded a recent picture. his reason for removal was that he sees that its started changing. this is my first time at this particular dermatologist. how could he know its starting to change? I've been looking may the mole for over 5 years and its never gotten darker or lighter. as you can imagine, I'm anxious over it. he says that its nor cancerous and is atypical but will send it for biopsy to see what degree atypia it is. I've attached a picture of the mole on question
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The good thing is it is 'removed' so a weight off!

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.
It does appear your dermatologist is RIGHT & there is no cause for concern clinically.
However, I do agree with you that the best recourse is for a histopathologic evaluation & you should get the result in 48-72 hours.
Do hope our clinical opinion tallies with your HPE analysis.
Good Luck & Godspeed!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 5 minutes later
so you agree that its a dysplastic nevi. I know only a pathology report will detail to what degree of atypism it is. a doctor wouldn't tell me not to worry if had other suspicions that I was something canxerous , correct ?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do Not Worry; Await HPE report, then forget!

Detailed Answer:
Correct. It does not appear to be cancerous or anything to worry about! Cheers.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on Dysplastic nevi

doctor1 MD

My question is I have several moles appearing on my face and it is like pigmented Nevi is it necessary that I have them remove off my skin, there are others on my entire body, no signs of cancer as I had a Medical Doctor that extract one and others still appears, should I get another opinion.

doctor1 MD

I noticed a birth mark on my back has been looked darker lately. I'm 30 years old Italian and have been tanning once in the past 6 months. I've attached some high resolution images. if it was melanoma would this still be early?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have a question regarding a mole. I had a mole biopsied back in May that came back as mild to moderately atypical. The description was as follows: The specimen is a shave biopsy of skin present as multiple H&E stained sections on one slide....

doctor1 MD

I have a question about a mole. I had a mole biopsied a few week back and the pathology report came back as: The pathologic process is that of a proliferation of nevomelanocytes within the epidermis and focally within the dermis. Cytologic atypia...

doctor1 MD

I am a 53 year old woman, for some months now I have had itching around my anus, now I have some moles. I have shown them to the Doctor who says they are OK, but the itching has increased and as far as I can tell another mole has started to grow. What are they? Should I ask for another opinion?

doctor1 MD

I m a 29 year old male and I have a few questions. I have made an appointment with a dermatologist but I am curious to a few things I have going on. I have quite a few flat moles that aren t raised above the surface but are irregular in shape/borders. I have noticed a small amount of possible discoloration in them. The largest one is on my back and what I thought was numb from a previous mole removed, I just realized is no where near the area of the mole I had removed. The numbness is about 1-2 inches around the mole. I m wanting to know if numbness and itching is a characteristic of cancer or not?