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I got a new mole on my 3rd finger on the right and i never had this before,what does it mean?is this not dangerous?

By Anonymous October 18, 2015 - 5:40pm
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question!

Moles are small growths on the skin. They typically appear as light to dark brown spots on the skin that are either flat or raised. Most people have benign moles, which are harmless.

Moles that become atypical (called dysplastic nevi) can eventually become melanoma . Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Moles that change or look atypical need to be evaluated by a dermatologist.

Look for:

Sudden change in size, color, shape, texture, or sensation
Large size (ΒΌ inch or more across, about the size of an eraser at the end of a pencil)
Many melanomas are smaller than this size.
A mixture of colors, often including black
Irregular edges
Abnormal surface that is:
Open with a sore that won't heal
Hard and raised lump
Itchy, tender, or painful
Abnormally colored skin around it

I'm sure your mole is harmless but it's no harm to let your doctor know and look for any kind of changes.

October 19, 2015 - 4:48am
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