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I have a mole which was brown and raised. In the last day or

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I have a mole which was brown and raised. In the last day or two it has changed colour and shape and has a bulbous look to it. I'm currently on holiday so cannot see my GP for a week. Is the most likely diagnosis melanoma? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

most moles are benign

only a biopsy can tell for sure if a mole is malignant or not.

if you are out in the sun a lot, this can cause skin chances of the mole

can you upload a clear jpg photo of the mole?

I am a cancer doctor

here are instructions to upload a photo

type a word in the textbox and highlight it

then select the "chain" icon above the textbox or the paper clip icon to upload a jpg

this opens a window where you can click next to the text box to select the jpg or pdf file on your computer to upload into JustAnswer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there an email address I can use? I'm on an iPad on holiday and the instructions will not work for an iPad. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you have to email to

info @ justanswer . com

but it can take several hours for administrators to forward me the photo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Btw due to the location of the mole, it never gets any sunlight
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thanks I have sent it, I look forward to hearing from you.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I'll let you know when I get it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The photo was sent to you a day or two ago. Please can you advise your thoughts re my mole? Thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I still haven't received it yet.

please contact customer service.

United Kingdom 0***-***-****
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't have access to a cellular network due to the location we are in. They said it was sent on 18 July. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, I got the photo

it still looks like a benign mole.

that area can be very easy to hit with your thighs or traumatize

it looks benign now

but you can show it to your GP doctor after your vacation.