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i just scratched a mole on my arm gently and it started bleeding, should i have it looked at?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Don't want to alarm, but IMO any mole that misbehaves, including bleeding with minor irritation, should be taken VERY seriously. It is probably not melanoma, but this could be an early warning and you can never be too careful with this disease. It is a killer. And it can be cured if found and treated early. See someone and if they are unimpressed, ask why it bled and what if it IS a melanoma.
Answered on May 5, 2016
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