Mole Color

Moles, otherwise called nevi, are small brown or black spots on the skin surface formed due to the cluster of melanin pigments. They can be brown, black, beige, blue, or pink, and can vary in texture. A change in the mole color is one of the signs of melanoma.

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Are moles with color variation and discharge indicative of melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query regarding a spot I have on my back. I took some pictures with a digital microscope. I need to know whether it is a mole or it is a melanoma. My actual weight is 91 kg. Images were taken with a USB common microscope with a PC. The size measures around 0.5 mm, half a mill...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for sharing the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to ask a few things before giving my opinion. 1) What is the duration? 2) Any recent change in color, texture, or any ulceration? 3) It seems there is some ooz...  Read Full »

Can melanocytic nevi be removed permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My query is I have many flat dot moles around my face. It looks normal, but I do not like those moles. I want to remove them all. Also, it gets spreading all over my face. Please suggest any cream or ointment for my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Take care.  Read Full »

Please give your opinion on the moles on my back.

Query: Hi doctor, I have some moles on my back and that in my opinion look suspicious. What do you think? Please clarify.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send the photographs to get a better opinion. Thank you. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

What treatment can be had for the skin tag in my groin area?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 42-year-old male. I have what looks like a mole or skin tag in my groin area. The mole or tag itself does not hurt. The mole or tag is soft and rubbery. I have noticed a hard boil like a lump under the tag or mole a couple weeks ago. When I squeeze it, blood would come out. It di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is an acrochordon (skin tag) which must be secondarily infected due to constant squeezing. Groin area, armpits, and neck are the common site of skin tags. Was there color ch...  Read Full »

Will scratching a mole affect the biopsy report?

Query: Hi doctor, Six weeks ago, I noticed a mole on my back. There was no itching or redness. But, I scratched it and went to the Urgent Care Clinic. The doctor said it looked like an irritated nevus. Then, during a shower it came off completely and left a flat area. Within a few weeks, it reappeared. Now...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and concern. With your descriptions it seems that you have melanocytic nevus. Scratching or healing would not affect the outcome of the biopsy. In a biopsy for making a diagnosis of BCC (basal cell carcinoma) we need to see basaloid cells with a pe...  Read Full »

One mole of mine has gotten darker. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, This mole of mine has gotten darker. Can I send a photo and can you please tell me if I should be concerned?   Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand all your concerns. Please send some clear photos of the mole and measure the size of the mole. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

What is the 6 mm mole on the side of my head?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently discovered a mole on the side of my head which is less than 6 mm in diameter and looks irritated. I would appreciate having someone look at it to further determine if I should have it looked at in person. I have had the mole my whole life. However, I do not remember it appear...  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The mole certainly looks irritated and red (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Perhaps it is due to trauma. Trauma is the most common cause of a mole becoming inflamed or irritated. I suggest you use an OTC (over-the-counter) topical antibiotic like Neospo...  Read Full »

I have a mole on my belly which I worry could be a melanoma. Does it appear so?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I have a mole on my belly which is darker than the others (almost black in the middle) and I wonder if it is still just a regular (or atypical) mole and nothing to worry about or if it could be something worse (melanoma). I am attaching three images in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the clinical photographs attached to the query (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  It is a melanocytic nevus which is basically tan brown macules with increased melanocytic activity. One should always look for the foll...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for two perfectly symmetrical colored moles on the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager. Six months ago, I noticed that I had two colored moles on my neck. I immediately went to a dermatologist. She checked all my moles and she told me that the two colored moles were perfectly symmetrical. So, she did not offer to remove it. I have learned from the intern...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One should always look for the following changes for melanocytic nevus: Change in color and irregular surface. Increase in the size of the lesion. Irregular margins. Inflammation. Bleeding, crusting, and oozing. There are many types of melanocytic nev...  Read Full »

The mole on my arm has two different brown shades. Give me your opinion please.

Query: Hi doctor,I have got a mole on my arm that measures 5 mm and is flat. I have always had this mole. I have not noticed it changing and it has not bled or itched. I am a bit concerned though that it has two different brown shades in it and would like your opinion on it, please.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, I have seen few important things. It is irregular in shape (do not know whether it is in this shape from the beginning), which is not a good sign in my opinion. Secondly, there is ...  Read Full »

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