Patient :My son was born with a mole on his cheek. It's about as round as a pencil eraser and hasn't grown or changed really. Just growing with him. Lots of face hairs come out of it. I have a photo. I'm worried that it could be something bad?!
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I understand your concern.
A mole can be present since birth, the important factor is there should be no chang in the shape/ size and there should be no associated itching or redness in the area. Hair protrusion is nothing to be worried about.
In cases of melanoma which can arise from the mole, such moles will rapidly change in size, and more importantly the area will always be itchy and can even end up with a discharge. You can periodically keep feeling for any change in size, shape or texture. Even if it does, with a periodic assessment you will know in the first stage itself, and interventions can be done.
Since people ignore these developments in most cases, it ends up metastasizing and causing mortality. The only way to know if the mole is malignant, the diagnosis of choice is the biopsy.
So please do not worry as of now, kindly observe it for any change in behavior.
Hope this was helpful,
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