A 20-year-old female asked:
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small mole on my face has recently become swollen and hurts. could it be a pimple underneath the mole?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Worrisome that mole sudden change with pain. Do not attempt to squeeze. Serious diseases such as melanoma can occur in rapidly changing mole. See your doctor before taking any additional action. Regretfully I have seen melanoma at age twenty.
Answered on May 27, 2015
Dr. Michael Macdonald
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Or an ingrown hair.
Answered on Dec 4, 2012
Dr. Evan Sorokin
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Who knows: It could be anything. Any mole that changes should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Best of luck!
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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