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My 4 1/2 yr old son has a 2mm x 1mm dark uniform in color

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My 4 1/2 yr old son has a 2mm x 1mm dark brown uniform in color flat mole on the index finger pad (Palmar side). Showed up 6 - 8 weeks ago. Thought it was a blood blister at first from a pinch or something but now know it's a mole as I looked at it with magnifying glass. I am a PA so am familiar with moles and risk on Palmar/plantar surfaces. He is Native American descent. do I need to be concerned at this age?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for your reply .
I have seen the photos and the patch as you have described it seems to be a very flat benign black patch. The transition to an acral lentiginous melanoma or any sort of melanoma is negligible at this age.

Like any other mole , it has to be observed for change in the thickness , shape , size , symptoms , ulceration.

You can get a baseline non invasive dermoscopy done at the Dermatologists clinic which is a non invasive office test which magnifies the lesion for inner contents for the treating Dermatologists. The instrument they use is a dermatoscope which is like a telescope to check things really closer.

I don't think you should worry at this stage.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?