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Dr Is this a melanoma on my sons thumb?

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Dr David Is this a melanoma on my sons thumb?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.

no, that is not melanoma.

that is a benign mole.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It looks like a freckle or a mole? It is flat and shiny. It is different colors kinda?!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
benign moles can be like that as well.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. This is a mole and not a freckle?
Does he need a dermatologist?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
it is a mole or freckle.

you can show it to a dermatologist

but I am not worried about it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. The multi colors are not concerning?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
no, it is not worrisome.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Is the finger normal? Online I read finger is super bad
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
the finger is normal.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is melanoma in children rare?
Online it says melanoma in children can appear different the. In adults. Does that mean it can look like a freckle or look red?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Melanoma in children is very very very rare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Dr David, this is random and weird but I was looking at my hands after my sons.
The webbing area between my index finger and middle finger, under the skin there- it looks like a blue or black dot. If I shine a bright light through it. I can see it clearly. It's just solitary in there and kinda can see it when I stare down at it.
What could this be? It is under the skin. Not on the skin and in the thin skin webbing area.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
most likely it is a benign mole or freckle.

these can also be below the skin.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Wow. Ok. Can a melanoma grow soley under the skin?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
it is not a melanoma you have under your skin.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I can only see this if I a shine a light through the thin, web skin between my fingers. I can see a dark dot. It's not on the surface. Or anything. It's like where a vein would be. But it's just a dark circle only seen when light shines.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I know

you have told me this already

it is a benign mole or freckle under the skin.

it is not a melanoma

let me know if you have other questions.

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