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I have a mole that has been bleeding, No, No

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I have a mole that has been bleeding
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No

Dear Customer: Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist and former attending physician of Harvard Medical School. I am board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you at least some high-quality guidance here.

Please give me some time to review your concerns. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be glad to help.

Please post a pic of the concerned area to provide you with precise diagnosis and treatment plan.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (Q245LT3)

How long you have these two moles?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
It is the front mole that I am concerned about

Thanks for replying again.

How long you noticed it?

Any change in size and color?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
A few years but it has got bigger and was bleeding a few days ago

Did you irritate the area any way?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No I don't think I did i am 25
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (32QZLT5)

Do you have any history of skin cancer?

Any prior history of mole removal?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No

Any family history of skin cancer?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No not that I am aware of

Do you have any other moles in the body?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I have quiet a lot of moles but not that I'm worried about

Is there any change in color?

Which part of body this is located?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
one part has gone darker and feels raised, it's on my left arm

Did you have any skin check by a dermatologist in the past?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No

Do you get lot of sun exposure on left arm?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sometimes

Thanks again for clarification.

Although there may be some change over time, the color, margin and shape of the lesion still look regular.

There is no sign of lot of continuous bleeding, no firm nodularity or raised appearance.

There is no profound darkening of the mole with different colored spots in between either.

Since no prior history of any skin cancer, that also makes it low risk.

So chances of being melanoma or a cancerous mole is low here.

However, you should see a local dermatologist for proper evaluation to confirm-- not urgent.


Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (V6LQT11)
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
More of a close picture
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
The darker bit feels itchy and its raised

Thanks for closer pic --itching or scratching can make it bleed more --please refrain from it.

I still think it looks benign but this cannot be confirmed online without closer exam with dermoscopy and then biopsy if needed.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok great thank you

Best wishes

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