Symptoms of Moles
Common moles are raised or flat moles and skin tags. Benign moles are oval or circular, but not very large. Melanocytic nevi may sometimes indicate the warning signs of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. The ABCDE’s of the symptoms include:
• Asymmetry, when one side of the growth is different from the other side.
• Border irregular, when mole growth has uneven, scalloped edges.
• Color variance, when the mole displays more than one shade. Moles may be brown, tan, black, speckled white, blue or red.
• Diameter, when the size is more than that of a pencil eraser.
• Evolution, when the mole shows sudden signs of growth and changes in color, shape, and elevation. The Melanocytic Nevus becomes painful, scaly or crusty. This may be accompanied by burning or itching, bleeding or oozing.