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Doctor insights on: Characteristics Of Moles

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Might i get moles checked without any specific symptoms?

Might i get moles checked without any specific symptoms?

Skin exam: Yes you can have a dermatologist perform a skin exam checking for suspicious looking moles without symptoms. Many abnormal moles do not have symptoms such as itch or discomfort but some may. ...Read more

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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


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What characteristics will a cancerous mole likely have?

What characteristics will a cancerous mole likely have?

ABCDE's of mole chec: Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole. ...Read more

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How much would it cost to remove a mole by laser and which specific doctor i should go to for that ? (I'm from rabat, morocco)

How much would it cost to remove a mole by laser and which specific doctor i should go to for that ? (I'm from rabat, morocco)

A dermatologist is: the type of doc you need to see. He/she will tell you all the particulars of your situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a mole that s split down the middle and it s a little red?

I have a mole that s split down the middle and it s a little red?

Have it examined: I recommend you visit your doctor who can examine it. You can then talk about whether you should have a biopsy to find out more information. ...Read more

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What is a mole?

What is a mole?

moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...Read more

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What causes moles?

What causes moles?

They are natural: Moles, "nevi", also called "beauty marks" are pigmented skin growths that usually appear at a very young age but can become more apparent with further growth. The vast majority are totally benign and don't require treatment. Rarely, if a mole changes suddenly, consult with a dermatologist for possible biopsy as abnormal cells may be present. ...Read more

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What causes Moles?

What causes Moles?

Mole causes: Nevi or "moles" are caused by abnormal proliferation of skin cells. This is technically a neoplasm, but is of the benign variety. Most appear in the first thirty years of life and can have a hereditary component. ...Read more

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What do moles mean?

Skin Growth: A mole is a lesion on the skin which is usually darker than the surrounding skin. It may be flat or raised. It may or may not have hairs. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more