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Should I be worried and go get this spot checked out?

Hi,  so I recently noticed a dark discoloration right below by belly button. It's not itchy or anything. I feel like it has a little dry texture. I will insert the link to the photo on my page. In the picture you can see that I have a tiny birthmark or at least thats what I think it looks like. I just don't know if I've always had it. What caught my attention, was the huge discoloration around it. You can kind of see the square shape. I do have a congenital nevus and my dermatologist told me its benign. I've heard those with nevi have a higher risk of getting melanoma so thats why I'm worried.. Please let me know if I should go get it checked out.

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Any time you have a mark that concerns you, it is worth having it checked out.  Having said that, the photos do not show a mole with typical characteristics of melanoma.  This mole or birthmark appears to be very flat against the rest of your skin, which is not usually the case with melanoma.  You can find pictures all over the internet showing typical malignant melanomas - this one seems to lack the irregularity in color and texture of a typical cancerous mole.

You may want to just watch it for awhile, because cancerous moles tend to change.  It may have always been there, and always that size.  Measure it and monitor it.  As usual, Mayo Clinic has some good tips: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/melanoma/symptoms-causes/syc-20374884
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I am sorry. this is the link
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