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Why Did My Pimple Turn Into a Mole?

Why Did My Pimple Turn Into a Mole?

Don't know: A pimple if picked at could lead to a thickened skin mass but you should see a dermatologist for an evaluation ...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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Can you get a pimple on top of a mole?

Can you get a pimple on top of a mole?

Yes that is possible: You can get a pimple in pretty much any location including a preexisting mole. ...Read more

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Can a pimple under my mole make it hurt a lot?

Can a pimple under my mole make it hurt a lot?

Mole pimple: Pimples can occur anywhere in the skin even under moles. Moles are usually not tender. I would suggest you follow up with a dermatologist who can make the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a flat mole to begin to hurt and look like a pimple?

Is it normal for a flat mole to begin to hurt and look like a pimple?

No >see your doctor: If you have noticed a change in size, shape or color of a mole you must see a physician to be sure the mole hasn't developed into a malignant melanoma. Signs of melanoma: ABCDEFG Asymmetry Borders (irregular) Color (variegated) Diameter (greater than 6 mm (0.24 in), about the size of a pencil eraser) Evolving over time Elevated above the skin surface Firm to the touch Growing ...Read more

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I have a small mole on the side of my face, that gets reoccurring pimple under it, is this normal?

I have a small mole on the side of my face, that gets reoccurring pimple under it, is this normal?

Get it checked out: Changing skin lesions such as size, color and irregular pigmentation could be a sign of skin cancer. Please seek medical evaluation . ...Read more

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Can you get pimples under a mole?

Can you get pimples under a mole?

Pimples under a mole: Pimples could occur anywhere on the skin, though more acne prone skin generally is more oily skin. ...Read more

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Please, how would i get rid or hide a pimple mole?

Please, how would i get rid or hide a pimple mole?

Treatment of Moles: The most important thing in mole removal is proper diagnosis. Assuming you do not have a suspicious looking mole(that is one in which the doctor suspects that it may be changing into a skin cancer) many moles are shaved off, resulting in little trace that it was once there. Sometimes they may come back. Especially if hair is growing out of it. If the mole is suspicious it should be excised. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice please. Pimple, small cyst or mole?

Can you give me advice  please. Pimple, small cyst or mole?

Insufficient info to: even guess at this. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...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