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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Type of mole: You are probably referring to a type of mole called a seborrheic keratosis that is basically a waxy mole. You are able to scratch the waxy top off of ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Moles: Usually this is not an issue. Repeated trauma (by scratching) may cause problems - namely cancer of the skin . Most moles are normal unless they get v ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Moles: Yes.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: But any mole that starts to itch, bleed, or change should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
18 years experience Dermatology
Benign spot : That's very common. It could be a benign tag or keratosis. If it's still there or grows back or u are concerned, see a dermatologist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mole: Let the area heal first. If there are persistent issues or if the mole grows back have the mole evaluated by a board certified physician with experti ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Use moisturizing lotion. If the mole develops change in color, size, shape, irregularity, see dermatologist promptly.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scratch/nevus: Best to see your Primary doc or Urgent Care to check it. Might need tx>?
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Brown Mole: I would ask your dermatologist to have a look.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Why scratching?: Let me ask you this - is that possible that perhaps the reason why you scratch the mole is because the mole has changed- perhaps it is itchy, perhaps ... Read More

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