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Can regression occur on 14 year old?

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Can regression occur on 14 year old?

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    Dasupah14
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    My son of 14 years old had a mole lightening over 3 years ago. It was a normal black mole he’d always had until it turned pink. After turning pink a half started to turn white and in the end the other half turned white. The mole ended up completely white after 4 months of losing its colour. It’s passed 3 years and we were not worried. We commented it to his pediatrician the other day and said that changes in hormones can cause this things and that his mole is not suspicious. But I’ve never heard about regression in a teen. It wasn’t a halo Nevus. And his mole now doesn’t present characteristics of the ABCDE. Can this things occur in teens? I’ve heard that changes in moles of teens are very common but a regression?

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      Janner
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      Why not?  As you mentioned, hormones.  Regression can happen in old age too.  I've never read anything that says it is specific to any age.  If this happened 3 years ago, why are you worried now? 

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        Dasupah14
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        Thank you for your comment. We are not very worried but we are strange because I’ve always read that regression occurs in elderly people. However we are not 100% sure it was a regression. But there’s a huge chance(over 95%) because it followed it steps.

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        Dasupah14
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        3 years has passed and when this changes occurred, he didn’t tell us anything. However, it doesn’t look very suspicious.

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      casagrayson
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      I had a large mole that regressed — hard to know whether it happened during puberty or pregnancy — I just know one day I realized it was no longer dark.  I could still see a faint outline or shadow where it used to be, but it was gone.  30 years later and it's never come back or given me any problems.

       

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