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itchy mole! what does it mean?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Itchy Mole : An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your derm asap!

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A 29-year-old male asked:

My mole is swollen and itchy?

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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
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See Dermatologist: Some changes in the mole are not good - please see a board certified dermatologist as soon as possible.
A female asked:

Should an itchy mole be of concern?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Not necessarily : An itchy mole usually results from inflammation from irritation. However , if a mole stays inflammed for a few weeks , then it would be prudent to have a dermatologist evaluate the mole for biopsy or removal.
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A 76-year-old female asked:

What causes a mole to itch?

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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
Different things: An itchy mole deserves a certain amount of vigilance. Sometimes the itch may not be the mole but the surrounding skin or a clogged pore within the mole. One must make certain that if it is indeed the mole that is itching that along with the itch there are not additional changes in the mole such as color, size shape or elevation. When in doubt consult a dermatologist.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a small red spot. It's dry, a little raised, and it covers a mole. It's only a little itchy when I mess with it. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Emil Mondoa
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Mole changes: In general, when moles change in size, appearance or behavior, they should be looked at by an expert.
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A female asked:

Why do you itch so bad when you get a mole shaved off?

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Healing: Hi You're describing something normal and very common actually. Basically, the sensation is your body healing itself from surgical procedures. It will go away on its own. More info on this for you - http://bit.ly/2satcaf Hope you feel better soon

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