A skin lesion that increases in size and appears translucent, tan brown, black, or multicoloured.
A mole, birthmark or any skin spot that changes in size, colour, thickness, becomes irregular in shape.
A lesion that scabs, bleeds but never fully. A lesion that grows quickly and is tender when knocked.
It is difficult to know if a skin lesion is a benign (harmless) mole or wart or something more concerning. Sometimes your doctor finds it hard too. Dr Nelson will be able to examine your entire skin with a dermatoscope. Dermatoscopes are specialist lenses that allow for closer, deeper assessment of skin lesions offering higher diagnostic accuracy. Dr Nelson will counsel you if a lesion warrants removal or just further monitoring.
More useful information on skin checks can be found at https://www.melanomauk.org.uk/skin-self-examination.