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Should i have this mole removed? it's on my hair line right infront of my ear. it is like a mole that is on top of a mole. it's brown and it doesn't irritate me, but it's getting bigger now that i am pregnant. when i touch it, it feels like apart of it wa

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Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
The : The decision to remove a skin lesion is based on clinical suspicion of something other than a benign growth, a skin lesion that creates irritation (i.e., rubbing on clothing) or otherwise symptomatic, or for cosmetic reasons. In this case i don't know how far along with your pregnancy you are, but unless this is growing rapidly and clinically suspicious it should probably wait until post-partum. Given that it is by your ear near the hairline, it could easily be removed with a relatively inconspicuous scar. The effects of pregnancy, and increased levels of estrogen and progesterone, can stimulate certain skin lesions to grow. I have seen this with pyogenic granulomas, hemangiomas.Etc. I can not tell you what you have without seeing it, but i would point it out to your ob-gyn doctor and see if he feels it needs referal for removal which i'm sure could be done under straight local anesthesia if necessary.
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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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