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    Border Irregularity

    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.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
    Last Revised October 12, 2012

    Last Revised: October 12, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

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