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Getting Moles Checked Out
All of them: You should schedule a time for a skin check to have all your moles checked. But especially any that have changed color, itch, bleed, have irregular color especially with black pigment. Black irregular moles large than an eraser head are worrisome. You should get a baseline check and then depending maybe once per year. ...Read more
I'm having a suspicious mole checked out tomorrow at a health clinic , what should I be expecting?
Exam and: Exam and if suspicious looking to MD, either referral for removal or removal at that time. ...Read more
No: It is normal for small blood seepage to occur after mole removal, especially within the first 24 hours after surgery. If pain, redness, or fevers, chills, or swelling occur, contact you physician. ...Read more
Why?: Why would you obsess about something that you do not have? ...Read more
Bruises: There are many causes for bruising. It wouldbe best if you were seen by your doctor to determine the actual cause. ...Read more
I had malignant melanoma in 1994. What are the chances of it recurring. Should i still get annual skin check-ups.
See a doctor: There are many lesions that are brown and raised. Many raised brown spots are benign such as seborrheic keratosis and benign moles. However, some melanomas can be raised so it is important to have your dermatologist to do a skin check. See the following website for self skin check instructions. http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection/about-skin-self-exams/how-to-examine-your-skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more
Can i get skin cancer even if i never go out in the sun? Should i get a check up at dermatologist just incase?
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