I have a mole that is painful, black, and has a purple ring around it. My derm. is booked for 2 months. Should I wait? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 1
It is more looking like an irritated mole. Chances of conversion in to melanoma, of a common melanocytic nevus is very low (2.5%). However if a mole is asymmetrical with irregular border, colour variegation, diameter >6mm, ulceration and bleeding then you should take an opinion of a dermatologist as soon as possible.
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