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I have a mole under my armpit

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
I : I agree. It sounds like an infarcted skin tag that fell off. If it or any pigment returns, i would see a dermatologist. I hope that helps.
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It : It sounds like you had a skin tag, or acrochordon, in your armpit. Skin tags are benign "tumors" that tend to occur in body areas where there is a lot... Read More
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Mole: Sometimes a hanging piece of skin in this area is a skin tag or an irritated mole. If the area returns a dermatologist should evaluate to make sure t... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Abnormal: A black mole is abnormal, particularly if some parts are darker than others, it has irregular borders, or if it is larger than a pencil eraser. See a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get it checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Biopsy : Biopsy is probably needed for the mole. Lumps need to be examined. So, you need to see doctors in person.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Maybe normal: It is normal for moles to become raised as you get older. It could also be a skin tag. If you want to know exactly what it is, you could see your fami... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Hanging mole?: It is difficult to speculate as to what the lesion you are describing could be, without examining you and getting further details about it. I recommen... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes : When in doubt.. Get an expert opinion. Go see a dermatologist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Not likely, but...: Many lymph nodes appear as "lumps" in the armpit--likely completely benign. At age 24, it is most likely that your mole is just that. But! if it has c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Mes
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Should not affect it: It really depends on the mole. A "regular" raised mole is of no consequence but a flat dark mole might have to be checked before the treatment is done... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Wait for the report: If the report is benign then you don't have to worry , IF unfortunately report comes as melanoma , then need work up to make sure did not spread to ... Read More

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