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A 40-year-old female asked:

I have a mole when i bump it is sore, and bled when i bumped it yesterday, the skin is red around the edges like it's irritated. does this mean cancer?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
It could just mean: an irritated mole, a cyst under the mole, or of course small chance it could be abnormal. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma.

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