I have a dark spot on my right ankle; is it a mole? (Photo)

It isn't a typical mole like the ones I already have. It is darker than the rest. I don't have many moles on my body in general. It doesn't hurt me when I touch it. I tend to wear heavy shoes that can cause blisters but this spot is under one of them.

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Dark spots

Thank you for your question. Not all brown spots are moles because there are other lesions that mimic moles but are entirely different growths. Unfortunately, I cannot determine through your photo if the lesion is a mole or hyperpigmentation from your shoes rubbing that area. I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist to have your lesion evaluated and to discuss treatment options that best suit you. Take care and good luck.

Dark spots

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Thank you for your question. Not all brown spots are moles because there are other lesions that mimic moles but are entirely different growths. Unfortunately, I cannot determine through your photo if the lesion is a mole or hyperpigmentation from your shoes rubbing that area. I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist to have your lesion evaluated and to discuss treatment options that best suit you. Take care and good luck.

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