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Border Irregularity


Regular border and irregular border on moles

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The most important warning sign for melanoma is a change in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark. One of the things to watch for is border irregularity.

Border irregularity means the edges are ragged, notched, or blurred. Call your doctor if you notice an irregular border on a mole or other skin growth.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Last RevisedOctober 12, 2012

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