Q. I have a new mole with a small hair growth. Does it look concerning?

Answered by Dr. Sandeep Golla and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

I have a history of melanoma and now I have a mole. I am not aware how long this mole has been here on my arm. But it just really stands out and makes me nervous. Does this mole look concerning? It has a small hair that is growing in it. Previously, melanoma was removed from my left hand three months back.


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Dr. Sandeep Golla
MD -DVL
Dermatology, Venereology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I saw your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your concern may be acquired compound nevus or melanocytic nevi with dysplastic changes since there is no clear margin. It is advisable to have a histopathological examination of the mole for confirmation.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

 

Thank you doctor,

Does it not concern you with melanoma? I will have it biopsied this week.

 

Dr. Sandeep Golla
MD -DVL
Dermatology, Venereology

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, ill-defined margins with a change in morphology of a mole should be biopsied to rule out dysplastic changes. It seems to be dysplastic nevi (melanoma) at an early stage. Please forward me biopsy report once you are done with it.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

 
 
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