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Mark on leg from birth with uneven appearance. BIRTHMARK?

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I have had this mark on my right leg all my life; i have always been told it's a birthmark by my parents but I've never seen a picture online of a birth mark that looks similar.

I do not think it's changed over time however with its uneven appearance I would like to know if it's a possible melanoma.

Category: Dermatologist

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Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 4 Days.


Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern. I reviewed the pictures.

I would recommend that you get the mole investigated further. Its possible for a birthmark like this to be present and then get changes over a period of time.

It's always best to get it investigated. You could ask your dermatologist to do a dermatoscopy and a biopsy if required.

Please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care

Patient replied :

in its present state right now would you consider it to be suspicious? How urgent is an appointment with a dermatologist, where I live we have to wait months

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 3 Days.

As of now, there is nothing urgent about the mark.
When you do get a chance, you should go ahead and get it investigated.
I will reassure you, there is no urgency in getting the investigations done.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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