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what are the symptoms of moles?

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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Symptoms...: Moles are typically asymptomatic and painless. They can become entangled by necklaces, cut by your razor when shaving, and abraded by clothing. Mechanical trauma can cause bleeding. Persistent bleeding, itching, or pain is a danger sign and should be investigated.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
General Surgery 31 years experience
Most have none: Most moles have no symptoms. Itching and bleeding are the most common symptoms of moles that raise the concern for skin cancer.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes moles?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Pigment cells: It is a collection of melanocyctes or pigment cells that were microscopically present since birth and grew to a visible size.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there harmful symptoms associated with moles?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Not usually: Unless your mole becomes cancerous, meaning melanoma, then mole will not usually cause you any harmful symptoms.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Curious what is the cause of moles?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Don't know: We really don't don't know why people have a few or many moles. Genetics must play a very important role. Heavy sunexposure induces some in light-skin-colored people..
A 34-year-old member asked:

Might i get moles checked without any specific symptoms?

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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It's always a good ideas to get a baseline examination for your moles. Your doctor can classify them and have a plan for any potential teartment versus clinical observation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of darkening moles?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Get it evaluated: If a mole changes color, it must be evaluated and probably removed. Color changes may indicate a melanoma. See a dermatologist now.

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