I squeezed my seven year old mole a lot. Will it transform into melanoma?

Q. Can a seven-year-old mole transform into melanoma on squeezing?

Answered by
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 03, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 08, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am scared and going through a panic attack. I have had a mole on the side of my body for the last seven years, and I have become obsessed with it. It measures around 4 mm. I play with it a lot and squeeze it all day to make sure it is the same color. This results in irritation in that area. I just want to know if it is OK? I am sharing some pictures of the mole from seven years back and now. I take Lexapro medicine also. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The mole looks benign throughout the series of pictures. So no need to worry. However, if you notice any sudden increase in size, bleeding from the mole, change in color, the mole becoming multicolored, or the mole becoming asymmetrical. I suggest you go for a dermoscopic evaluation of the mole for further clarity. Thank you.

Thank you, doctor,

Is there any way that I can have a video call consultation with you so that you can take a look? I am freaking out that it is a melanoma.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. The video call facility is available through the icliniq application. However, the picture clarity is much better in the pictures attached than in a video call. I can understand your anxiety, but the mole appears benign as of now. So you need to worry only if you notice any of the warning signs I mentioned in the previous message. Thank you.

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