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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: reduction in mole pigmentation


 Owl - Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:19 am

Does the patchy loss of pigmentation in a pale flat mole have the same sinister significance as an increase in pigmentation or other changes? There is no bleeding, reddening or change of shape, nor anything else.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:23 am

User avatar Hello,Aquired melanocytic nevi AMN undergo progressive maturation with advancing age which is associated with decreasing pigmentation which is a normal phenomenon.Pointers to melanoma in AMN are increase in diameter,irregular borders,variable pigmentation,bleeding and inflammation.Dermasopy is a procedure in which a mole can be examined non invasively.While it may be innocuous best to get examined just to rule out anything abnormal.Best wishes.
 Owl - Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:30 am

Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful reply. We will get it looked at but this relieves us considerably as we have other major concerning health problems in the [non-related] side of the family.
What an excellent service.
Owl.

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