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Does This Irritated 5mm Wide Mole Need Checking On By A Doctor
Yes!: Any changing mole needs checking. It could save your life. ...Read more
My mole on face is irritated before and now it has some fat granule around the mole(seen doctor and he say fine)The fat granule is grey and will fade?
Watch your moles!: Thank you for your question. Moles on the face or otherwise may become irritated, however the description of a "fat granule" is not clear to me. It is good you have had the mole evaluated by a medical practitioner but it is wise to continue to monitor the mole for any further changes. If there are any changes or irregularities it would be critical that the mole be re-evaluated. ...Read more
See a doctor.: A mole can be cancerous. See a doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Just noticed mole smaller than 6mm on the side of my thigh that has a darker dot on the center than the rest. Is this worrisome? Doc didn't check all.
Get the mole checked: go get the mole checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the process of having a cancerous mole checked / removed? Do doctors usually just remove it?
Yes: If you have a lot of moles it's a good idea to have a full body skin exam performed once a year or so. If you have a family history of skin cancer or personal history of skin cancer then you should be seen twice a year. If a mole looks suspicious then the doctor will usually remove it and send it to a pathologist for diagnosis. When in doubt, take it out. ...Read more
Is a wide excision surgery of a mole usually done in a doctors office just using lidocaine for numbing?
Shave biopsy on mole. Derm used dermatoscope & said it was scratched. Biopsy not atypical w/ inflammation. Doc wanted 3 more slides to 2x check. Why?
Not sure: When you say "doc wanted 3 more slides to 2x check" I am not sure what you mean. Did you mean the doctor wanted to do another procedure on you to "confirm" the diagnosis? Or did he want the pathologist to take more sections from the same specimen? Sometimes "inflamed" moles can look pretty worrisome and the pathologist will take more samples from the whole specimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an itchy mole on the back of my leg near my knee, it's also looking more pale than usual is this something to get checked out at the doctors?
I was told by a clinic I have cancerous cells and recently found a mole on my foot. What kind of doctor do I see to get this all checked out?
Have new mole in the center of mons pubis. Its lumpy and dark pink. I have actinic keratosis. Should i tell doc at skin check next week? Embarrassed.
Have it biopsied.: Anyone with a history of atypical moles who develops new moles with scaliness and itching should have it biopsied. The redness around the mole may represent inflammation from scratching it or more remote possibility of an infection. See your pcp or your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A dermatologist: Is a specialist in skin disorders. However, many other physicians can do 'mole checks'. ...Read more
Do all new moles have to be thoroughly checked by a dermatologist regardless of size or just the ones the doctor thinks that are suspicious? Not all
I have been getting a lot of moles lately. soon I'll be going to the doctor to see if I have melanoma. how do they check?
When going to check for skin moles, will the doctor even check your private parts if there are skin moles?
Depends: Moles are common and malignancy in moles is very uncommon. Your doctor will examine the color, shape, height and character of a mole together with information about the length of time it is there, growth pattern, sun exposure, symptoms such as itching, pain, bleeding. He will then use his medical judgement of risks to determine if excision is warranted. ...Read more
Do not worry.: Worrying will get you nowhere. Wait for the results. ...Read more
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