This mole is changing and itching, does anyone think it looks bad? (photo)

Is this a Melonma?

Doctor Answers 3

Cosmetic Mole Removal -- SEE AN EXPERT Dermatologic Surgeon

I suggest that any change in mole - size, color, height, border, etc. be reported to your physician for evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Changing lesions

Thank you for your question. It's difficult to diagnose your lesion through photographs because the lesions need to be examined using an instrument called a dermatoscope, which allows a physician to look at the lesion under higher magnification for any abnormalities. If any irregularities are noted, then a biopsy should be performed and the lesion sent to a laboratory for further analysis. I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist to have your lesions evaluated and to discuss treatment options that best suit your needs. Take care and good luck.

Reuel Aspacio, MD, FAAD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Mole that is chaging and symptomatic

Thank you for your question.  If a mole is changing and has a symptom like itching, I recommend a biopsy to make sure the mole is not precancerous or cancerous.  I recommend for you to see a dermatologist for an examination and a biopsy.  I wish you the best!

Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO, FAAD
San Diego Dermatologist
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