Congenital melanocytic nevus

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What is congenital melanocytic nevus?

Congenital melanocytic nevus is commonly known as a birthmark or mole. It is a cluster of pigmented cells; the size and color of the birthmark should be watched for any changes over time that could indicate possible skin cancer (melanoma). These may occur anywhere on the body,e.g. skin, tongue, eye.

Common symptoms reported by people with congenital melanocytic nevus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with congenital melanocytic nevus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cesamet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Testosterone Cypionate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with congenital melanocytic nevus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with congenital melanocytic nevus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal pain breathing difficulty 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cesamet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Testosterone Cypionate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
skin tenderness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with congenital melanocytic nevus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has congenital melanocytic nevus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 2
40s 6
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from congenital melanocytic nevus patients who have completed their condition history
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