Nevi, otherwise called moles, occurs as a pigmented lesion in the skin, which is brown or black in color. It can occur anywhere in the body, and it gets darker when exposed to sunlight. They are usually benign and painless. If there are changes in the shape and color of the nevus, it is necessary to have a medical evaluation of the nevi.

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What could cause tiny red spots on the chest?

Query: Hello doctor,Over the last four days or so, I found a few tiny red spots on my chest. It looks like blood under the skin. I feel now they spread over the right side of my chest. I do have neurodermatitis, a few allergies (mostly pollen, etc.), and allergic asthma.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Take tablet Loratadine 10 mg once a day after breakfast for ten days, tablet M- Teczine (Montelukast plus Levocetirizine) at night after dinner for ten days, and 1 percent Hydrocortisone at night for seven days. Do you have congress grass allergy or Parthenium der...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of spots on the face, chest, shoulders, and penis to turn cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few spots on my face, chest, shoulders, and penis of concern. On the face, I have two spots, one on my forehead, small, slightly raised. Bled at one time, but has not changed in at least one to two years. Another on the right of my nose. It gets irritated and recently bled...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let us first come to face spot. This papules could be angiofibroma or BCC or nevi. Angiofibromas are benign growths, and they occur due to the proliferation of blood vessels so that they can bleed rarely. BCC is malignant, but it is rare to get for your age. But as t...  Read Full »

How does a nevus look like?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to sauna I do not have goggles on to protect my eyes. Then there is exposure to heat. I have attached my reports. I would like to know is it a nevus? Should I worry about it? I appreciate your answers. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I am not sure whether it is a nevus. I am more inclined to say that it is not a nevus. Unless I examine you directly, I cannot be sure. You can send better pictures, so that I can help you better....  Read Full »

Should I be worried about a red mole?

Query: Hi doctor, Could you please take a look at this mole? I had it for ages and it has not changed, but it always bothers me. It is more of a reddish color than brown and I have a couple of them. I visited a dermatologist and she said it as fine. I was just wondering for the tiny dots in the mole? I th...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate that you are so aware and concerned. I went through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I find them completely harmless for now. ABCDE signs are not absolute, but relative. By that I mean to say, any change in color, symmet...  Read Full »

Please explain whether the moles are normal or not.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two moles that seem kind of weird. One is a small mole and the other one is like a wart but very small. Even though they are small, I am always thinking the worst, so probably I am overreacting. Can you help me find out if it looks bad or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The moles look pretty benign to me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). One is a flat one whereas the other one is raised. The flat one is usually a junctional nervous (superficial nevus) whereas the raised one is usually a compound nevus (has both epide...  Read Full »

I got a new birthmark like thing. Is it melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a birthmark like thing on one of my toes. I am 90 percent sure that I have not had it since birth. My father passed away due to melanoma. I am much worried about this. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can well understand your concern. From your question I can understand that this lesion has been present on your foot since long time. Melanocytic nevi maybe benign or malignant. If this lesion has recently changed any character that is incr...  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 »

I had a mole removed which had a darker dot. Was it a melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a mole removed yesterday from my leg and I am very worried despite my dermatologist saying she did not think it was melanoma. She said she knew I would stare at it constantly and worry and that taking an atypical mole off here and there was alright and saved a lot of anxiety. She kn...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Clinically, it does not look like melanoma, but it is good that your dermatologist did a biopsy. So, the result will show us if it is a melanoma or not. It may most likely be a dysplastic nevus. I a...  Read Full »

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