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Nevus| non-neoplastic: Know more about your mole now

About:

Nevus (if multiple: Nevi) is a collection of harmless colored cells. They are formed by pigment-producing skin cells and in most cases it's a non-cancerous disorder.

It is very common in India with more than 1 Crore new nevus cases appear every year

Common Known terms: Mole, Birthmark and Beauty Mark -

  • They appear as small brown/black, pink spots or tan in color.
  • Can be present before birth
  • Can be developed after birth
  • Most Nevi/moles are harmless
  • Usually self-diagnosable
  • It is Chronic in nature

A nevus can be congenital if present when born with it or can be acquired if developed during childhood and adolescence. There are many types of nevi and most of them are harmless but some are serious and need timely examination and removal.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable A nevus can easily be diagnosed just by looking and touching the affected area. It does not need any treatment usually. However, if you find any change in color in mole, an increase in the number of nevi, or a noticeable increase in size, itchiness, or bleeding, it is important to consult a doctor.

Treatment

Self-Care: The common mole type does not need any care, but it is advisable to minimize direct exposure to the sun in case of skin irritation.

Medications: No medication is needed as most benign nevi are harmless. People can follow the ABCDE method developed to identify the sign of cancerous Nevus| non-neoplastic. If the nevus is found to be malignant during the examination, it is likely to be removed through excisional biopsy.

Specialists: Consult a dermatologist if you find any change in your mole as it may be indicative of a problem. At mfine, we have developed an AI system to diagnose early symptoms of dangerous diseases with the help of specialists from different medical fields. We intend to deliver holistic wellness programs to help improve your health and wellbeing.

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