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What is this mole ? Im scared

By Anonymous August 7, 2013 - 4:36am
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I recently noticed a mole that had appeared out of where and I'm scared, can this be serious?
It is symmetrical I guess and it doesn't itch or anything but I did scratch it a little and it hurts a tad now.. probably because of the scratching.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Any new mole or changes in your skin. Should be seen by a dermatologist. 

Unusual moles that may indicate melanoma
To help you identify characteristics of unusual moles that may indicate melanomas or other skin cancers, think of the letters A-B-C-D-E:

A is for asymmetrical shape. Look for moles with irregular shapes, such as two very different-looking halves.

B is for irregular border. Look for moles with irregular, notched or scalloped borders — characteristics of melanomas.

C is for changes in color. Look for growths that have many colors or an uneven distribution of color.

D is for diameter. Look for new growth in a mole larger than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters).

E is for evolving. Look for changes over time, such as a mole that grows in size or that changes color or shape. Moles may also evolve to develop new signs and symptoms, such as new itchiness or bleeding.


I've included a link that might help




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