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suspicious mole/freckle

im worried i have a cancerous mole/ freckle  but it has looked the same for around 10yrs with no change just worries me from time to time im 24yrs old and its on my face next to my mouth its brownish with whitish pinkish spots on the edge  back when i was younger i used to think it was a mole/freckle growing with a pimple,,,,,,, i had it checked 2yrs ago and the doc sed its begnin i just want a fresh opinion
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Melanomas are usually >6 mm in size, with irregular borders , asymmetrical and dark in color. Melanoma has an irregular border, is asymmetrical, uneven color and increasing in size. If you notice changes in the mole's/mark’s color, height, size or shape, you should have a dermatologist evaluate it. You also should have it checked if it bleeds, oozes, itches, appear scaly, or become tender or painful.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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