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Question: Multiple Pigmented Nevi? around anus

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 cnelson5266 - Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:52 pm

I am a 45 yo female (perimenopausal) and have recently noticed several dark flat pigmented lesions in the area around the vulva and then perhaps >50 small (1 mm - 4mm) around my anus. After reading everything on the internet - I am really scared. There does not seem to be much information related to this. I had a dysplstic mole removed from my vulva about 17 years ago - I don't remember if these were there. I only found the perianal ones when looking at a hemorrohoid that has prolapsed. Please advise if you've ever heard of anything like this ... Thank you in advance.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:58 pm

User avatar Hello,From what you mention these pigmentations represent multiple lentigenes which are not of a serious nature.Your past history of schwannoma removal makes me think of some devolopmental defect as a common factor.Do you have the old biopy report?Do show the skin to your dermatologist early just to make sure.

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