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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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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 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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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

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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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I had a pimple on my face that now looks like a mole. It seems to be fading very slowly but is there a chance it won't go away completely?

I had a pimple on my face that now looks like a mole. It seems to be fading very slowly but is there a chance it won't go away completely?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And... infections can scar in. Inflammation/infection/etc can cause scarring and pigmentation that is permanent (but likely fixable with laser pigmentation treatment). ...Read more

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About a month ago I had a pimple under a mole. The pain of the pimple went away, but the area around my mole is still slightly swollen is this normal?

About a month ago I had a pimple under a mole. The pain of the pimple went away, but the area around my mole is still slightly swollen is this normal?

Need for check up: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Any change in a mole needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Mole that is black&brown, raised like pimple. Edges on one side r crooked but round on the other. Was flat/tan, has changed slowly over 7yrs. Benign?

Mole that is black&brown, raised like pimple. Edges on one side r crooked but round on the other. Was flat/tan, has changed slowly over 7yrs. Benign?

Wow: Well described, but I don't think there is a physician that would venture a diagnosis based on a description. Might I suggest a consultation with a dermatologist? ...Read more

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I accidentally scratched my mole off what should I do? Its on my forhead and it was tiny, I stratched off thinking it was a pimple and it fell off the

I accidentally scratched my mole off what should I do? Its on my forhead and it was tiny, I stratched off thinking it was a pimple and it fell off the

Watch and wait: It may not have been a mole. You should watch and wait, without disturbing the skin where the "mole" was. It is returns, continue to watch it. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a Mole on my back, starting to look like a pimple. It is stil very small, red all aroud and stands a bit out. Should I be concern and check it out?

I have a Mole on my back, starting to look like a pimple. It is stil very small, red all aroud and stands a bit out. Should I be concern and check it out?

Get it checked out: If a mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a mole on my face, I've had this since when I was young but now it's hurting and feels like there's a pimple. Is cancerous? Thanks

Hi! I have a mole on my face, I've had this since when I was young but now it's hurting and feels like there's a pimple. Is cancerous? Thanks

Exam: If you've had a mole for years, but it just started changing (growing, changing color, itching more) it should be examined to see whether you need a biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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There's a mole on my torso that stings to touch like a popped pimple. Is it a pimple that grew there? Growth?

Needs medical check: It may be a pimple or a mole. Since it is bothering you, you should show it to your primary care doctor and get his/her opinion. It may need to be removed especially if it is pigmented (black or brown colours-- can be confused with a melanoma) ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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