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what does it mean if a mole hurts

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these si ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: Changes in a mole such as color, shape, size, texture may be a sign of malignant transformation. If the mole feels different such as being painful or ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Concerning: Moles that start to itch, scab, or bleed should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Needs evaluation: It could be infected, irritated or changing. Either way you need to be seen and evaluated and likely have it removed and sent to pathology. They can t ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Skin lesion: Your description sounds like an irritated/ inflamed skin lesion. It is impossible to tell if it is benign or something more serious without examining ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Tough one: That's a tough one. How are you defining a mole and how is it different from a spot? You should be concerned about a mole that has irregular borders, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get it checked a : Dermatologist. He or she will check for any signs c/w a melanoma.
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Get it looked at!: Any time a mole starts to cause any tenderness it should be looked at and a biopsy taken. Has it grown in size? Are the borders irregular? Has it cha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Rubber-band snap: Laser treatment is often described as the sensation of a rubber-band snap.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
You picked it: See a doctor to make sure it was not cancerous and get what is left of it checked. Avoid picking since it can cause more problems and scars than you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Not neccessarily: We often use topical or injections of topical anesthetics to make the procedure as painless as possible.
A 39-year-old member 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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