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In the last fortnight I noticed I have two new black

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Hi,
In the last fortnight I noticed I have two new black 'moles',
one on my torso the other on my knee - they a slightly raised and have the feeling/consistency of a scab. Very black - the size of a freckle or little mole.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us this afternoon.

Are you able to provide a photo of these please?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I think so..

Is there an option to upload a picture your end?

If not, can you email one?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Not a great photo on the stomach, but it’s the same as the one on the knee really

Thank you for the photos.

So on appearance they are small which is reassuring, regular and therefore unlikely to be anything sinister. The one in particular looks more dark red from a small blood blister or dark scab which suggests it is not a mole. However any new lesion with the uncertainty of what they are should be examined more closely.

If your doctor examines them and feels that they are moles, then they are likely to suggest you see a dermatologist for them to examine this under a dermatoscope.

I would therefore contact your GP about these if you can. Alternatively you could go to a dermatologist directly if you were looking for a private opinion.

I hope this is of some help to you.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thanks very much for your help

That is my pleasure, I am glad this has been of some help.

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