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i have a mole that has turned white & hurts & itches. could

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i have a mole that has turned white & hurts & itches. could this be Melonoma?
Submitted: 5 years ago via HealthCare.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 5 years ago.

Dr.Tharun :

Where exactly is it ? Has it increased in size ? HOw big is it ?

Dr.Tharun :

Is it raised above the skin surface ? How is the margin of the mole(smooth or irregular )?History of sun exposures ?

Customer:

left wrist, has increased in size. maybe 2-3 inches in size. it is raised above the skin & is irregular. i went to tanning beds for about 2 yrs.

Dr.Tharun :

It definitely needs a visit to your doctor and proper assessment ?

Dr.Tharun :

The increasing size and irregularity of the mole is a risk factor and needs evaluation as soon as possible

Customer:

could it be melanoma? i am really worried & cannot see the dermatologist until 9-20-11.

Dr.Tharun :

That would be first possible diagnosis

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