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This appeared on my sons index finger on the knuckle. It is

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This appeared on my sons index finger on the knuckle. It is flat and brown. Is this suspect for melanoma? hes 4.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

I have seen the picture.
It looks like a mole.
It does not appear to be melanoma.
Melanoma is usually bigger with irregular margin & different color.
However, I would advise to get it examined by doctor in person.
Doctor can use magnification for confirmation.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.
Wish his healthy life.
Regards.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does this look like a mole or a freckle?
Is this normal to appear on children on fingers?
Very Worried!!
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

How large is it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its tiny, like a marker pin point.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not as small as a pen dot, but maybe a little bigger.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

It is quite small.

Please do not worry.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I just fear that it is darker brown and appeared suddenly. I used a bright light to look at it. Up close, it looks like a freckle. Its soft, smooth, flat, and looks like a freckle but I don't know the difference.
Worried so much about melanoma since it just appeared. He has another freckle on another finger, but its light colored and smaller.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Freckles or moles are usually benign.

They can appear in early childhood.

If it is enlarging rapidly or have any other symp***** *****ke itching, pain then you need to be worried.,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Could melanoma appear on a finger knuckle?
Is it normal for them to randomly appear?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

It can appear randomly & can appear on finger.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Im so worried ugh!
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

But as I told, it does not appear like melanoma.

You need to get it checked by doctor in person.