Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nevus Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you develop:

  • New skin lesion in someone older than 40
  • Moles with the following:
    • Asymmetry: one side does not look like the other
    • Bleeding or cracking
    • Inconsistent color
    • Irregular margins: borders with jagged or notched edges
    • Rapid change in size or shape

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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