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What is this raised, soft, brown structure? Could it be dangerous?

Hi, so I have something that looks like a raised mole, with a top that is squishy and can be moved from one side to the other. It is brown in color, and right on my waistline. Its size is less than a pencil eraser, I'd say less than 0.3cm. Because of its position, my pants often push and pull on it, which can be a bit painful at times, and cause small tears. It's always been there, more or less.

I'm attaching a few images below (please copy/paste into your browser):
• https://ibb.co/PCsfYg0
• https://ibb.co/PgDvDdy
• https://ibb.co/JsRdCrj
• https://ibb.co/866498r
• https://ibb.co/2vb3jvR

Is this a mole? An angioma? A Skin tag? Could it be anything dangerous?
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It isn't possible to determine exactly what it is via photos.  However, due to the irregular nature of the contour and coloring, it does merit a visit to a dermatologist for an in-person examination.  It looks pretty small, and you said it hasn't changed much, if any, over time, so I wouldn't be overly concerned or panic about it, but do get it looked at.
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Irregular? Doesn't seem irregular at all when looking at it with the naked eye without zooming into it. If you check for example even this picture, which is very zoomed in ( https://ibb.co/PCsfYg0 ) , it looks like a round oval.
As I said, it is not possible to diagnose your skin issue from photos.  It is raised in places, and not raised in others.  I'm not going to argue with you about what it may or may not be.  If you want to get it checked out, get it checked out.  Or don't.
Hey, no need to get salty about it, I was just asking for clarifications since I didn't understand what you meant by irregular... Thanks for your answer and clarification.
Sorry if I misinterpreted your response.  In any case, if you are a person who is at higher risk for skin cancer, a dermatologist might biopsy it, or cut it out.  If you're not, they may just suggest that you watch it for changes.

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