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Change in skin mole size or color

Also known as Mole Changes

Change in skin mole size or color is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of change in skin mole size or color are skin polyp, skin disorder, and seborrheic keratosis. Other possible causes, such as obesity, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with change in skin mole size or color, 29% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, 29% report having itching of skin, and 29% report having abnormal appearing skin.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with change in skin mole size or color often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, biopsy, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, excision of skin lesion, wound care management, suture of skin and subcutaneous tissue and traction; splints; and other wound care .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with change in skin mole size or color include hydroxyzine, tretinoin topical, hydrocortisone-iodoquinol topical, ticlopidine, cholestyramine resin (questran), desoximetasone topical, levonorgestrel, estrogens, conjugated (usp) / medroxyprogesterone, fluorouracil, calcium citrate, candesartan (atacand), benzoyl peroxide topical and phentermine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for change in skin mole size or color include age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get change in skin mole size or color.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.3x
Other
0.7x
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