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I have mole on arm, I've had for 5 years. It gets red and itchy & swells then goes to normal. Is it normal since it returns to normal? It is very smal

I have mole on arm, I've had for 5 years. It gets red and itchy & swells then goes to normal. Is it normal since it returns to normal? It is very smal

See a dermatologist: I recommend going to see a dermatologist since I am not there to actually see it. The abcdes of melanoma are:a=asymmetry (one half unlike the other half), b=border (irregular, scalloped, poorly defined border), c=color (varied from one are to another), d=diameter (while melanomas are usually greater than 6mm they can be smaller when diagnosed), e=evolving (change in size, shape, color).See a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have a birth mole, on arm. But I removed it by myself a couple times. It grew bigger. Can I use mole remover cream? Am I harming myself? I'm 16.

I have a birth mole, on arm. But I removed it by myself a couple times. It grew bigger. Can I use mole remover cream? Am I harming myself? I'm 16.

See a specialist: Always, if you are in doubt see a specialist. There is no such cream as mole removing cream. Do not harm yourself, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I need to have a cancerous mole removed on my arm or leg. Could I opt out of anesthesia?

I need to have a cancerous mole removed on my arm or leg. Could I opt out of anesthesia?

Usually yes: You can opt out of general anesthesia, and have just local anesthesia instead.

If the tumor is larger than an inch, though, you probably want to have general anesthesia, especially if they need to take skin from somewhere else to close the wound. ...Read more

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I have a small mole on my arm and on my side. Do I need to see a dermatologist or can a GP tell if I can ignore them or if they need to be removed?

I have a small mole on my arm and on my side. Do I need to see a dermatologist or can a GP tell if I can ignore them or if they need to be removed?

GP: Initial evaluation by GP is appropriate. If you have past history of skin cancer or a familial history abd the moles are changing in color or size than a dermatologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My six yr. Old grand daughter was born with these black loose moles under her arm. Can they be removed?

My six yr. Old grand daughter was born with these black loose moles under her arm. Can they be removed?

Yes: I suspect so. See a pediatric dermatologist or plastic surgeon for expert advice and care. And proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do IPL to remove freckles, moles and sun spots on arms and chest?

Is it safe to do IPL to remove freckles, moles and sun spots on arms and chest?

IPL: IPL is great for removing brown spots. More than one treatment may be needed. Also, continued sun exposure will gradually make new spots appear so using a good sun screen, long sleeve, hats, etc are beneficial. If the IPL doesn't remove enough pigment a laser peel would likely be the next step. Good luck! ...Read more

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I often have hard tiny brown scales like dots in pores on my legs and arms. If I remove it by nails, I see tiny hole and it will reappear, sometimes becomes black moles or make the skin becomes brown. What is this condition?

I often have hard tiny brown scales like dots in pores on my legs and arms. If I remove it by nails, I see tiny hole and it will reappear, sometimes becomes black moles or make the skin becomes brown. What is this condition?

Acne or folliculitis: Type of eczema or too oily skin, use good washcloth Scrub, can try over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5-5 % gel try it two months use once at night thin film, it dries out your skin and get a new layer within 2-3 months and it may help, if not see a dermatologist, it will dry out your skin and might make it a little red liek a sunburn and it bleaches so be carefull with clothes but it work ...Read more

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I had a mole removed four years ago, on my elbow to be biopsed (found benign.) Today, I noticed the scar is paler than usual, and it's lumpy. There's no irritation. Should I get it checked out, or no?

I had a mole removed four years ago, on my elbow to be biopsed (found benign.) Today, I noticed the scar is paler than usual, and it's lumpy. There's no irritation. Should I get it checked out, or no?

Great Question: Sometimes we just notice something that has been there all along. Other times it is a true change that
could represent disease. My feeling is if
we think it is changing, get it checked. It is always better to check it out and it is nothing than to ignore it and it be something bad. I'm reminded of the old gentleman who waited to get the tumor on his head checked until his hat didn't fit. ...Read more

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I've had a mole removed today and have just noticed that the consultant wrote 'under l armpit' on my notes. I've found a lump under my armpit, ?

I've had a mole removed today and have just noticed that the consultant wrote 'under l armpit' on my notes. I've found a lump under my armpit, ?

Wait for the report: If the report is benign then you don't have to worry, IF unfortunately report comes as melanoma, then need work up to make sure did not spread to axilla (arm pit) ...Read more

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Had a mole removed 9/19 in between right breast & armpit. Bandaids & paper tape are ripping my skin up, painful. When can I leave the wound uncovered?

Had a mole removed 9/19 in between right breast & armpit. Bandaids & paper tape are ripping my skin up, painful. When can I leave the wound uncovered?

My favorite "bandage: Is actually duoderm which you can get OTC. It helps prevent scarring as it is a hydrocoolloid dressing. And takes about 2 weeks to heal ...Read more

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I have a mole under my arm that turned on the top what could this mean?

Injury: It is located in a place it may get rubbed. See a doctor to get it removed and she will biopsy it if it has changed color, size, shape, or texture. It is better to remove lesions than to wait for them to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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How do I treat a raised 2mm mole on arm?

See a doctor: Your doctor will help you decide when it is time to get them removed. Preferably before they grow, change color, shape or texture, . ...Read more

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Pre-cancerous mole on my arm. Just found out. What are my options?

Pre-cancerous mole on my arm. Just found out. What are my options?

Biopsy vs observe: I highly recommend a punch biopsy. This can be done by your primary care doctor, a surgeon, or a dermatologist. You can't really tell with 100% confidence if a mole is pre-cancerous based on its visual appearance. You have to examine it under the microscope. The other (poorer) option is to observe for changes in a few months. Take a high-quality digital photo with a ruler today for comparison. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Mole on upper arm, now gone, just a ring of lighter color skin left. Why? Normal?

Mole on upper arm, now gone, just a ring of lighter color skin left. Why? Normal?

Mole: Moles are due to damaged skin cells which usually increase their uptake of pigment. Sometimes the abnormal cells stop producing pigment. Send a photo to be sure it is not cancerous which can sometimes occur in non-pigmented skin lesions. ...Read more

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This morning I squeezed out a lot of white deodorant lie substance from under my arm and then a mole like bump appeared. What is this?

This morning I squeezed out a lot of white deodorant lie substance from under my arm and then a mole like bump appeared. What is this?

One or many?: If this is from a single lesion, then it may just be a pimple-like issue. If there are multiple lesions especially if the pubic area is also involved, then this an inflammatory issue of the hair follicles. Sometimes regular use of an antiperspirant would help others may need regular intake of an antibiotic. See dermatologist if lesions are persistent. ...Read more

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I've had this bloody mole looking thing on my arm its been there for awhile the scab falls off easily and bleeds a lot what could that be?

I've had this bloody mole looking thing on my arm its been there for awhile the scab falls off easily and bleeds a lot what could that be?

See doc/Bx: A mole that bleeds needs to be looked at. Please visit your primary care physician or dermatology specialist for a biopsy just in case. ...Read more

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A mole on my arm has become darker and now has a black line running through it, its only small but I would like to know if it needs checking out?

A mole on my arm has become darker and now has a black line running through it, its only small but I would like to know if it needs checking out?

Changing mole: Any mole with visible changes, especially in color, size, symmetry, edges, should be evaluated by a dermatologist immediately. ...Read more

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I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, I noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?

I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, I noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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Can a benign mole that was scratched off come back after a few months? I have a mole on my arm that was scratched off and now it's slowly returning.

Yes, it can.: The important thing to consider if a growth recurs is the possibility that a benign lesion could become malignant. It should be biopsied if it has returnted ...Read more

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I've had a mole on my arm for as long as I can remember. This summer it scabbed without me getting cut and has healed but is gone. Should I be concern?

I've had a mole on my arm for as long as I can remember. This summer it scabbed without me getting cut and has healed but is gone. Should I be concern?

If it....: Is gone and hasn't come back then I wouldn't worry about it. If it does come back I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can rule out if it is anything serious or not, but as of right now you are fine and shouldn't worry about it :]. ...Read more

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What would the brown mole with a black line on my arm be?

Have it checked out: It's impossible to say online. You should have this checked out by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. This might be totally benign or require removal to prevent problems down the road. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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A largish light brown mole has just appeared on my arm within a day, I'm 24, is there any reason for concern?

A largish light brown mole has just appeared on my arm within a day, I'm 24, is there any reason for concern?

Yes, get it checked!: How large? A mole approaching the size of a pencil eraser is suspicious, especially if it is growing or new. Moles with irregular borders, changes in color, different colors in the same mole, bleeding, itching, or large size are all signs of possible melanoma skin cancer. A dermatologist or primary care physician can check it out. Early detection of melanoma is key! ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Lidocaine Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is a common local anesthetic belonging to the 'amide' group of anesthetics. In dentistry, it is injected into the areas of the mouth to produce profound local ...Read more