If you’ve been diagnosed with a dysplastic nevus, also known as an atypical mole, you might have concerns about what this means for your health. The relationship of dysplastic nevi with melanoma is complex. Some dermatologist may call it pre-melanoma, while others will tell you not to worry. Even more confusing, many dermatologist have different recommendations for how to manage and treat dysplastic nevi. In this post, we’ll dive into what a dysplastic nevus is, and what being diagnosed with one may mean for your health.