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Recently had a small mole that had a little grayish in it.

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recently had a small mole that had a little brown grayish in it. not back from biopsy yet.could this be ok? sometimes do moles get these colors?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla.

I understand your concerns. The regular color is black, brown or tan. However the most important characteristic is the shape and borders. Moles can also get a gray color. Biopsy is able to distinguish between a malignant and benign lesion. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please rate my answer.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor.

the vast majority of moles are benign.

little brown greyish in the mole is not a sign of melanoma cancer.

I bet your mole biopsy will turn out benign.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

The other expert has opted out.

I agree that it is much more likely that this will not be cancer. Even when there are changes that are worrisome for cancer that lead to a biopsy or removal, most moles are found to not be cancerous.

If any further information would be helpful, please let us know.