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what causes hanging moles

A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Pain removing mole: Mole removals are done under local anesthesia, so the most you will feel is the needle stick and a slight burning of the anesthetic. After the proced ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The likelihood of you getting an infection goes up by the day, and if you cut it off without medical supervision, you are likely going to make matters ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Please see your doc: To say that cutting the mole yourself was not a good idea cannot be understated. Please see your primary doctor asap. They may have the tools to comp ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Wright
36 years experience Family Medicine
Should be fine: You should make sure the freshly exposed cut area is cleaned and covered to protect it from infection. The thread by which the mole is still hanging o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
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.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Either is fine.: If it is barely hanging on my preference would be to rip it off. This is because the blood supply to the thing may be compromised enough that it is go ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Pigment cells: It is a collection of melanocyctes or pigment cells that were microscopically present since birth and grew to a visible size.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mole causes: Nevi or "moles" are caused by abnormal proliferation of skin cells. This is technically a neoplasm, but is of the benign variety. Most appear in the f ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Don't know: We really don't don't know why people have a few or many moles. Genetics must play a very important role. Heavy sunexposure induces some in light-skin ... Read More
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