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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Start: Try constant pressure fo 10 minutes without stopping. Get evaluated if persustant.
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ice and pressure: Try ice and pressure to the area to slow the ooze and allow the blood to clot. This may take longer if he is on blood thinners like aspirin
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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Hold pressure: Hold pressure for 5 minutes. Avoid tearing the clot off when removing the tissue or gauze by moistening it. If he is on blood thinners and the bleed ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Yes: Don't want to alarm, but IMO any mole that misbehaves, including bleeding with minor irritation, should be taken VERY seriously. It is probably not m ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theda Kontis
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Bleeding mole: Apply pressure until bleeding stops, apply antibiotic ointment until it heals, don't pick at it, see a doctor if it does not heal in 10 days.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Bandaid: Rub a little bit of antibiotic ointment like neosprin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) and cover it with bandaid. It will be fine. Bleeding ev ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Get a medical check: Any mole that bleeds needs to be examined by a physician. It may be something benign requiring removal or it can be a melanoma which is a dangerous ty ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: What you described is unlikely to be cancer. Could it be that you had in insect bite, e.g. tick bite and the bleeding is from the bite and scratching. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to bi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Give it time to stop: Give the mole time to stop bleeding and then have a dermatologist or GYN MD evaluate the mole to see if it is problematic and needs removal.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Scratching a mole will not transform it into a melanoma (cancer). Of course, if it already is melanoma and you scratch it, you can make it bleed but i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Just : Just keep an eye on it. Keep the area clean and watch for signs of infection. Once it heals, if you notice the abcd's of concerning moles, then have ... Read More

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