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Are halo moles dangerous?

Are halo moles dangerous?

Halo: Halo moles are not uncommon. It is the darker mole itself that must be evaluated by a dermatologist to determine if an abnormal or cancerous mole is present. In many cases the mole is normal . Either way , have the lesion evaluated. ...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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Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

Sometimes: Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more

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Is having a lot of cherry moles dangerous im 61 yr old female how can I remove them?

Cherry moles : Cherry hemangiomas are sometimes referred to as cherry moles. They are not moles but rather collections of blood cells . Hemangiomas or cherry hemangiomas are common and non dangerous. See a dermatologist to evaluate your condition to make sure these lesions are hemangiomas and nothing more. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous when the moles on your face start to spread?

Is it dangerous when the moles on your face start to  spread?

Melanoma: If spreading you mean that you are getting more moles of brownish color then there may not be a reason worry. If a specific mole starts showing enlargement or little moles on its margin, then it may reason to visit a dermatologist to rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly.are such type of moles dangerous?

Need visit to MD: Any change in the size or color of a mole should be evaluated by your health care provider. It is prob nothing, but needs to be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to peel off moles by bleeding them and then taking them off i tried this to some moles , and I am very worried i'm 16 years old ?

Yes: Definitely do not try to take off your own moles. They may become infected and then you have much more to deal with. In addition, you want them taken off properly so they may be biopsied to make sure they're not bad or malignant. ...Read more

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What happens once you remove a dangerous/harmful mole?

What happens once you remove a dangerous/harmful mole?

Depends: First, I am assuming this was not a skin cancer, right? If it was just a benign mole that was harmful by its location or symptoms or a dangerous (pre-cancerous) mole, nothing happens except healing of the site and conversion to, hopefully, an acceptable scar. If the mole was pre-cancerous, you need to be checked for others periodically (every year or so) by a dermatologist. Avoid the sun, also. ...Read more

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Are halo moles (white circle around mole) dangerous for your health?

Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you remove a dangerous mole in your skin it could multiply or destroy your skin?

Is it true that if you remove a dangerous mole in your skin it could multiply or destroy your skin?

No: This seems to be an old world belief, much like "you go to the hospital to die". The fact is, it's exactly contrary to the truth. Removing moles judged by a qualified professional to be "dangerous" can save a life, and certainly minimize future, more major treatments. ...Read more

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Are moles on toes dangerous?

Are moles on toes dangerous?

If malignant: yes, if benign no…..doc can help you decide via dermoscopy or biopsy. ...Read more

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Is a mole on the areola dangerous?

Is a mole on the areola dangerous?

Mole on the areola: Any mole which is changing in color size shape symptoms should be checked out. Remember the abcd e's of melanoma and realize that these lesions can occur virtually anywhere on the body. Go see a dermatologist now! no excuses! do it! ...Read more

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I have a few skin moles that I'm concerned might be dangerous but i'm not sure if I should pay $200 to get them biopsied... advice?

I have a few skin moles that I'm concerned might be dangerous but i'm not sure if I should pay $200 to get them biopsied... advice?

Got Doubt? Take out!: Actually, the longer version is "When in doubt, cut it out." In other words, the only way 2 b sure is 2 send the tissue 2 the pathology lab. The only way 2 do that is 2 send the whole lesion, or at least a piece of it 2 the pathology department 4 evaluation. Any questions? Get another opinion from another pathologist. Still not sure, send it to another 4 review. That should get it. MFM ...Read more

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If a mole on the head is very averse but its color is pinky (its age is 3 months). Is it dangerous ?

If a mole on the head is very averse but its color is pinky (its age is 3 months). Is it dangerous ?

Unable to answer: With out an exam, unable to give you a DX. If this is a new mole in the last 3 months, you need to have this examined ...Read more

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I recently noticed a new mole. It's small and round, but there is redness around the mole. Is it dangerous?

See doc: Unfortunately, the description you provided is not enough to tell whether it's dangerous or not. Seeing it would be a way better way to tell. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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I am concerned about my bad habit. I am constantly pulling my ingrown mole hair? Is this dangerous to my health?

I am concerned about my bad habit. I am constantly pulling my ingrown mole hair? Is this dangerous to my health?

Excision: The easiest way to solve the problem is to excise the lesion ...It will put and end to you dilema ...Read more

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I have a mole at back, that is 3-5 mm in height, today i scratched it and little amount of blood came out of it. Is it dangerous?

ABCD : Any mole that has been there for years and has not changed in appearance and color. You don't have to worry about it. But if you notice a change in a appearance, color, bleeding, diameter.. Since in your case, the bleeding was because you scratched it , i would not worry about it. ...Read more

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I was scratching my chest, & I have a tiny mole that I almost scraped completely off. There was a little bit of blood. Is this dangerous /Serious?

I was scratching my chest, & I have a tiny mole that I almost scraped completely off. There was a little bit of blood. Is this dangerous /Serious?

Unlikely dangerous: Cover it with aquaphor and a bandaid. If doesn't heal normally in a few weeks show a board certified dermatologist to be sure ...Read more

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Recently had a mole on the back of my neck removed.After 2 weeks it has grown back black as well as with a red ring around it. could this be dangerous?

Recently had a mole on the back of my neck removed.After 2 weeks it has grown back black as well as with a red ring around it. could this be dangerous?

Need more info: All depends on how the mole was removed and was it sent for microscopic examination? Did the doctor do a punch biopsy or cut it out with a scalpel and then suture it closed? The red ring could be indication of beginning infection. Please get back to the doctor who took the mole off and ask him/her the answers to the questions I just posed. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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