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What sort of moles should get checked out by my gp?

What sort of moles should get checked out by my gp?

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

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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When should you get a mole checked out?

When should you get a mole checked out?

See: Whenever you are concerned with a mole, have it checked out by a dermatologist. Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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Should I get this birthmark check out?

Should I get this birthmark check out?

Can't see it: Is there a picture attached to this question? I cannot see the birthmark, may need to see the dermatologist. ...Read more

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My mole hurts, should I get it checked out?

My mole hurts, should I get it checked out?

Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to biopsy or remove the lesion. ...Read more

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My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

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

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Should raised bruises on arms be checked out by a doctor ?

Should raised bruises on arms be checked out by a doctor ?

Bruises: There are many causes for bruising. It wouldbe best if you were seen by your doctor to determine the actual cause. ...Read more

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Could getting your tonsillitis taken out hurt?

Could getting your tonsillitis taken out hurt?

Yes: Tonsillectomy is the procedure for removal of tonsils. In general, this is done under general anesthesia and will not hurt during surgery. The recovery from removal of tonsils can be painful, however. Luckily, there are medications and diet plans that can help with your pain. ...Read more

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When should you get your ingrown toenail checked out by a doctor?

When should you get your ingrown toenail checked out by a doctor?

Certainly: If it is infected or painful. Many don't realize there is an easy procedure to get rid of this problem permenantly - see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I dizzy and cannot get out of bed with out falling?

I  dizzy and cannot get out of bed with out falling?

Vertigo: If this is an immediate problem go to the emergency room ASAP. Severe dizziness can happen as part of post viral labrynthitis or an acute intracerebral event. You need to get a CT or MRI of the brain and Meclezine like products provide relief. ...Read more

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Can you get discharge cuming out of your bum?

Can you get discharge cuming out of your bum?

Sometimes: A person with inflammation or infection inside the rectum or anus can get a discharge of mucus and or pus. Also, some diarrheal infections cause mucuosy diarrhea. A doctor can check to further look for more rare problems that can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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I had malignant melanoma in 1994. What are the chances of it recurring. Should i still get annual skin check-ups.

I had malignant melanoma in 1994.  What are the chances of it recurring.  Should i still get annual skin check-ups.

Skin Checks Are Good: With a previous melanoma, you are at higher risk to getting another one. Plus there is a slight chance your previous melanoma can recur. So see a dermatologist and come up with a plan for prevention. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be worth getting my osteochondroma removed?

Could it be worth getting my osteochondroma removed?

Symptomatic?: Removal of osteochondroma is for local symptoms due to its size. They have a cartlege cap which in very rare occasions can turn cancerous. Usually only in people who have a disorder with multiple osteochondroma. This risk is not great enough in itself to have one removed ...Read more

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My brown spots are raised. What should I do to get it checked out?

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My brown spots are raised. What should I do to get it checked out?

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 more

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Find out if I have tongue cancer?

Find out if I have tongue cancer?

Oral surgeon: if you are concerned about something on your tongue I would start by having your dentist look at it and then an oral surgeon who would do a biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting freckles whenever i go out into the sun?

Why do I keep getting freckles whenever i go out into the sun?

Melanin: Are you fair skinned? The sun is causing melanin to come out in little clusters (as opposed to the person who has uniform melanin). ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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