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Is it possible to have clear moles?

Is it possible to have clear moles?

Yes: Those can be potential harmful as they are hypo pigmented. I would get a biopsy to make sure it is not melanoma. ...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


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Could olive oil clear up or lighten moles and scars?

Could olive oil clear up or lighten moles and scars?

Olive oil: Olive oil is not a good treatment to lighten scars and moles. ...Read more

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When should I start worrying about my moles some are small clear, and some are small and brown

When should I start worrying about my moles some are small clear, and some are small and brown

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm

also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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What is the best cream or an ointment to clear up a mole?

What is the best cream or an ointment to clear up a mole?

Creams/ointments: Creams/ointments don't clear up moles. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had a small raised pink bump that has changed into a mole. Is this normal? It's small, one color, symmetrical, has clear borders and isn't changing.

I had a small raised pink bump that has changed into a mole. Is this normal? It's small, one color, symmetrical, has clear borders and isn't changing.

Have this biopsied: The lesion I would argue has changed but has remained stable as it was initially a small pink bump that clearly became a mole. One approach would be monitoring the lesion closely but in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis a biopsy with a punch or shave or even excisional if you would like it removed regardless is indicated. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed from my abs and margins were cleared. It then formed a keloid. Am I good, or do I have to return? What should I look out for?

I had a mole removed from my abs and margins were cleared. It then formed a keloid. Am I good, or do I have to return? What should I look out for?

Is it bothersome?: Keloids are enlarged scars that are larger than the original wound. They form for unknown reasons and are generally harmless but can become itchy or uncomfortable. If your keloid is bothersome for you, then there a variety of treatment options that are available to you. If it does not bother you, then you can leave it and not worry about it. ...Read more

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Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Irritation: This could be reaction to adhesive from the bandage. You could be allergic to adhesive. You should see the doctor who removed mole to be evaluated. If it is allergic reaction, cortisone could improve it. ...Read more

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Do moles fall off had a small mole on lower leg and it got a lil larger then fell off clear skin left no blood anywhere?

Do moles fall off had a small mole on lower leg and it got a lil larger then fell off clear skin left no blood anywhere?

Not usually: Some moles that are raised can be accidentally scratched or scraped off, as can other skin lesions such as actinic or seborrheic keratoses. As long as your skin is fine and the mole does not return, you have no worries. ...Read more

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Why is my navel giving off a smelly clear discharge. It looks like I have these mole like things growing inside my navel also.

Urachal cyst/hidrade: This may be a persistent urachal cyst or sinus or may be a form of hidradenitis suppuritiva. See a general surgeon or dermatologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I'm 23 yr old girl have fair, clear face no marks at all, but since 2 years I hv noticed spreading (tils) moles and tiny holes on my face...

Hello Dr. I'm 23 yr old girl have fair, clear face no marks at all, but since 2 years I hv noticed spreading (tils) moles and tiny holes on my face...

Acne: There are OTC Face wash available but if you consult your PCP or Dermatologist, you get proper guidance regarding Depigmentation agent and Acne treatment. ...Read more

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I have a mole that reminds me of acne. If I pop it clear fluid comes out. Should I be concerned? Or is this just acne underneath my mole?

I have a mole that reminds me of acne. If I pop it clear fluid comes out. Should I be concerned? Or is this just acne underneath my mole?

See a dermatologist: If you squeeze material out of acne, it is never clear. It must be something other than acne. An exam by a skin specialist will determine what you have. ...Read more

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How long for mole biopsy results if bad? My doc said they only call if bad. When is a avg time to say I'm in the clear? Done tues AM, now Friday

How long for mole biopsy results if bad? My doc said they only call if bad. When is a avg time to say I'm in the clear? Done tues AM, now Friday

Time: It usually takes 2-3 days for pathology reports to come back to the office of your surgeon or physician. The pathologist will report the result no mater if it is good or bad. Every pathology specimen has a report, no mater the result that it has. Give it some time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Eczema around a 2 mm brown normal mole. Thought it was a meyerson's Nevi. The eczema cleared but noticed months later the mole is ligher? Same shape.

Eczema around a 2 mm brown normal mole. Thought it was a meyerson's Nevi. The eczema cleared but noticed months later the mole is ligher? Same shape.

Dermatologist: I feel that any changes in a mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist. If this mole stands out as quite different from other moles you may have, it is another reason to have it checked by a specialist. ...Read more

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I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

Simple is best.: Just a band aid with a spot of neosporin should be fine. No cleaning necessary. Keep clean and dry until suture removal in about 7 days - or sooner if this is on your face. ...Read more

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I had a non cancerous mole sprayed with nitrite to remove it about 4 days ago. I has some oozing clear liquid. What is this clear liquid? Thanks

I had a non cancerous mole sprayed with nitrite to remove it about 4 days ago. I has some oozing clear liquid. What is this clear liquid? Thanks

NON-CANCEROUS MOLE: IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU HAD A KERATOSIS.
I BELIEVE YOU DEVELOPED A BLISTER FROM THE LIQUID NITROGEN THAT WAS SPRAYED ON.
INSIDE THE BLISTER IS THIS FLUID YOU DESCRIBED.
THE FLUID IS SERUM. THIS WILL BREAK AND DRY UP.
NO BIG DEAL. . . ...Read more

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3 mm wide mole removed. Pathology dysplastic but no mention if margins were clear. Why wouldn't pathologist indicate clear or not? Re-biopsy required?

Margins on mole: Margins are typically reported on most moles. However, if the initial excision was a shave or a close biopsy, where primary goal was to see if it was dysplastic and limit the size of the defect, then margins may not matter on the report. Best to consult with your dermatologist since an additional excision may be required. ...Read more

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Derm shave-excised 1/2 CM chest mole 5 days ago. Should bandage be airtight? Little pain, but airtight bandage fills with thin yellow-clear discharge.

Derm shave-excised 1/2 CM chest mole 5 days ago. Should bandage be airtight? Little pain, but airtight bandage fills with thin yellow-clear discharge.

Call your derm dr: If you've had the same bandage on for five days, and its been airtight, and you have not cleaned the wound daily, then this needs attention. It's always best to speak to the dermatologist, who who did the shave biopsy, and let their office know that you're producing a yellow discharge. Hopefully, it is serous fluid, and they can instruct you further on how to manage it. ...Read more

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Small, thin 2mm dark mole removedvia shave biopsy. "slightly atypical with clear margins" doc says done. Should more tissue be taken? Mom died of Mel.

Atypical mole: A biopsy report of "slightly atypical with clear margins" does not indicate melanoma or a need to remove more tissue. However, the accuracy of the biopsy report depends on the reliability of the pathologist. If your instinct leaves you in doubt, you might ask for a second opinion from a different pathologist. ...Read more

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I’ve had a few 2mm moles on my arm right next to each other sometimes get what seems like eczema on them. Had this before on a different tiny mole. Moisturizing cream for a few days clears it up. Eczema patches on arm as well Cause? Meyerson Nevus?

I’ve had a few 2mm moles on my arm right next to each other sometimes get what seems like eczema on them. Had this before on a different tiny mole. Moisturizing cream for a few days clears it up. Eczema patches on arm as well Cause? Meyerson Nevus?

Likely just eczema: Any mole that changes from time to time should be examined by a dermatologist, but it sounds like you have dry skin or generalized eczema on your arms and then sometimes get it on top of the moles as well. A Meyerson nevus does get an eczema type reaction, but more likely to be a halo type around the mole and larger, over 1 cm. Routine use of lotion is a must for those with eczema or atopic derm. ...Read more

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Mole accidentaly scraped off no pigment in scar dr said can't biopsy exact site of mole not clear (large scar) how would u know if there is melanoma?

Mole accidentaly scraped off no pigment in scar dr said can't biopsy exact site of mole not clear (large scar) how would u know if there is melanoma?

Biopsy: Biopsy of site is gold standard of diagnosing or ruling out most pathology. For pigmented lesions a personal and family history is important as well as a complete examination including lymph node drainage areas. Some pigmented lesions can lose color and that also is an indication for biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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