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hi, just wondering if i should get this mole checked

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Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Question: hi, just wondering if i should get this mole checked out? thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
altered pigmentation due to possible benign condition.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have read your query and evaluated your attached photograph showing the lesion, here is my advise.

* The issue sounds lesion with altered pigmentation due to various reasons, usually a
benign ( non cancerous ) condition.

Kindly provide me further details so that I can answer your query completely regarding
checking out requirement with consultant.

1. Site of the lesion.
2. Duration and progress of the condition.
3. Is there associated itching ?
4. Any alteration in size, shape, color of the lesion since beginning ?
5. Any other body sites having such or other type of lesions ?

Awaiting for your response.
Regards.

Dr Bhagyesh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
hi, thank you for tour response. its on my left arm down near my hand. theres no itching, i think its been changing over the course of several years. this year though i have noticed a significant increase in its size including its access to other moles near it, i think the colour has remained the same and i had a similar raised mole taken out last year that was benign on my back. thank you! XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for the relevant details.

* As per the narration, this one also sounds benign in nature as per the previous mole
excised last year.

My guidelines at present

- Keep a watch over the size, color changes of the mole.
- Consult dermatologist in case of increase darkening, raised edges, rapid growth or
unusual bleeding from the mole.
- Avoid prolong period direct sun exposure.
- There is no need of any active intervention at present.

Wish you great day.
Regards.
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hi, just wondering if i should get this mole checked

Brief Answer: altered pigmentation due to possible benign condition. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your query and evaluated your attached photograph showing the lesion, here is my advise. * The issue sounds lesion with altered pigmentation due to various reasons, usually a benign ( non cancerous ) condition. Kindly provide me further details so that I can answer your query completely regarding checking out requirement with consultant. 1. Site of the lesion. 2. Duration and progress of the condition. 3. Is there associated itching ? 4. Any alteration in size, shape, color of the lesion since beginning ? 5. Any other body sites having such or other type of lesions ? Awaiting for your response. Regards. Dr Bhagyesh