What causes irregular moles on body?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Are any of these moles of concern?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I suggest dermoscopic examination for better evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have taken note of your query and I have understood your concern. I have also reviewed the Images.

In one of the images with 2 nevi..
the one on the left side looks possibly dysplastic to me. It has uneven color distribution i.e much darker in the center, though it is well defined and symmetrical.
The other one in this Image, on the right side, looks like a normal nevus i.e well defined, oval/round with uniform color distribution.

The second and third Images look Ok to me.

In the first Image i can see an irregularly pigmented nevus with irregular margins and asymmetry and it looks dysplastic to me though the Image is not very clear and if you can upload another clear image of this nevus it would be of great help.

I suggest a dermoscopic clinical examination by a dermatologist for a better evaluation.

I would like to know whether any of these nevi have changed over the last 6-12 months i.e in terms of size, shape, color, borders, bled/ ulcerated etc?

Is there a personal Or family history of melanoma?

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 38 minutes later
Here is a clearer picture of the first image. No moles have changed in a year. No bleeding, etc.
Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Dysplastic nevi

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Thank you.
This one looks dysplastic to me. It is asymmetrical and varying shades of color.
I suggest a dermoscopic examination by a dermatologist and it can be freezed if also confirmed to be dysplastic on dermoscopy.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 59 minutes later
Thank you. Here is another one .
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks dysplastic nevus

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

The Image is not very clear, however, this too looks dysplastic to me.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 6 hours later
I have an appoinent today with a dermatologist. I know you cannot be specific, but do you believe some of these are melanoma? Of course, I am terrified that these may have cause other irreversible damage in my body. Thank you for your time. d
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Kindly visit a dermatologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I am sorry. My intention was not to terrify you.
Not all dysplastic nevi would turn into melanomas. In fact most dysplastic nevi do not ever turn into a melanoma and melanomas may arise independent of dysplastic nevi.
Yes, I cannot be specific and it is clinically not possible to differentiate between dysplastic nevus and early melanoma.
Moreover, clinically it is sometimes really hard to tell with conviction whether a particular nevus is even dysplastic. A skin biopsy or a dermoscope helps in such doubtful cases.
Therefore I suggest that you present yourself for a close clinical examination with your dermatologist.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Thank you again. I appreciate it. Here is the last one...
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Upload a better Image

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

The image is blurred. I can't appreciate the features of this mole clearly. Kindly upload a focused Image.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 21 hours later
Here is 2 pictures of same spot on face Mole on armpit area. And mole on forehead. Please advise. Thank you much. .
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
I would suggest an excision biopsy for the nodule on forehead

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I have received an Image of lesion on forehead. Did'nt receive the axilla one.

In this Image I can see a pink/ skin colored nodule on forehead.
I would like to keep a few differential diagnoses... this could either be an intraepidermal nevus, trichoepithelioma Or a basal cell carcinoma.

I would suggest an excision biopsy for histopathalogical confirmation. The whole of this lesion would be removed by excision biopsy, would be curative.

Did you visit a dermatologist today? What was the outcome of your visit?

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 54 minutes later
Here are the ones that didnt load. Again, i know you cant tell me for sure, but from what you can see would these be curable? I just worry about a cancer that would kill. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
This one looks like a freckle

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

The last image i received is probably of side of face.
It looks like a freckle or an age spot. It is not a cause for concern.
Yes i cannot be absolutely sure with all of them, particularly looking at them from a distance with a naked eye.
Certainly a few of them did look suspicious/ dysplastic to me & i would suggest a close examination with a dermoscope.
I hope you will keep me informed about what your dermatologist says.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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