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This is very likely a normal variation
BUT here is how we doctors (& patients) should try to evaluate these new patches
Examine your skin with a mirror. Pay close attention to areas of your skin that are often exposed to the sun, such as the hands, arms, chest, and head.
The following ABCDEs are important signs of moles that could be skin cancer. If a mole displays any of the signs listed below, have it checked immediately by a dermatologist:
Keep in mind that some melanomas may be smaller or not fit other characteristics. You should always be suspicious of a new mole. If you do notice a new mole, see your dermatologist as soon as possible. He or she will examine the mole and take askin biopsy (if appropriate). If it's skin cancer, a biopsy can show how deeply it has penetrated the skin. Your dermatologist needs this information to decide how to treat the mole.
What I would recommend is that you watch the patches and get to the doctor if you have any of the above mentioned signs that these may be potentially cancerous
Dr Gupta, MD
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okay many thanks.. it's not so much a mole its just 2 very small circles which are extremely light brown, iv just never noticed them before there on the side f of the lower spine.. they are the same colour through out, very small
I guess these are likely to a normal variation, something like a small freckle?
In any case a serious problem is unlikely given the description
I would recommend bringing it up with doctor if the size increases rapidly, there is pain, or any other issues,
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This is a new question, I recently noticed I had a small lump in my abdomen on the right side. And I seem to be experiencing very mild twinges from that area, so I visirdw my gp and he examilned me and said that it was the top part of my liver??..dont understand this..iv also had some slight stomach discomfort but he said to come back if it continues after 2 weeks, its mild pain not severe at all, but just annoying??