Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I am the InHouse Physician and this query will be assigned to our dermatologist on board- Dr. Kruti.
However, I will request you to first upload an image of the mole, so it's easier for her to predict the future course.
Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern. I reviewed the pictures.
Since i haven't seen it earlier I can't tell you if it's changed. But I could see a colour variation in it. I would ask you to investigate it further. You can visit your dermatologist and ask him to do a dermatoscopy and a biopsy if required.
I would like to give you some information regarding moles.
A new or changing mole or blemish is the most common warning sign for melanoma. Variation in color and/or an increase in diameter, height, or asymmetry of borders of a pigmented lesion are noted.
Symptoms such as bleeding, itching, ulceration, and pain in a pigmented lesion also warrant an evaluation.
ABCDE criteria for a changing mole, which are as follows:
Asymmetry: Half the lesion does not match the other half.
Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred.
Color variegation: Pigmentation is not uniform and may display shades of tan, brown, or black; white, reddish, or blue discoloration is of particular concern.
Diameter: A diameter greater than 6 mm is characteristic, although some melanomas may have smaller diameters; any growth in a nevus warrants an evaluation.
Evolving: Changes in the lesion over time are characteristic.
Lesions exhibiting these features should be considered potential melanoma.
In your case i could see a colour variation and hence i advised it to be investigated further.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Would you say it is urgent to get the mole investigated?
Thanks for getting back. If have noted any changes/differences please get investigated as early as possible.