A 37-year-old member asked:
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when a mole hurts when you itch it does that mean it's cancerous?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 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 itchy or if it's bleeding are all reasons to get it seen by a dermatologist and possible biopsy to make sure it's not becoming a melanoma.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Concerning: Moles that start to itch, scab, or bleed should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013

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Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to have it evaluated- don't delay.
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Dr. Leonard Metildi
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Yes: A change in a mole like that could be caused by a malignancy. You need to see a dermatologist or surgeon as soon as possible.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Yes: It sounds like you are scratching off a benign mole. However, to be safe, you should visit a doctor to be certain.

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