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A 21-year-old male asked:

Pinched what i think was a mole. top layer came off. bled. skin half an inch away from it itches. what could be causing it? cancer? irritation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Healing: Normal healing will cause itching for a limited time. If this was a mole it will help to take a picture of it now and monitor in time. If any significant change in size or color seek medical attention for further instructions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
We can't give you: an accurate diagnosis with the available information. Sounds lke you irritated the tissue regardless. Give it a chance to heal. I encourage head to toe evaluation of skin annually for adults. The only way to say what this is for certain is through evaluation.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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