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I accidentally nicked off a newer mole. Grew back a small pink bump. Do basal cell growths usually have hair growing out of them?

I accidentally nicked off a newer mole. Grew back a small pink bump. Do basal cell growths usually have hair growing out of them?

You probably: Have some scar tissue or the mole is still forming from the trauma. Basal cell cancers don't grow from moles, and typically do not have hair growing out of them, unless the cancer appears in a hairy area ...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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A mole on back that recently changed from black to pinkish black, raised and larger than before with a hair growing out it. Should I be concerned?

A mole on back that recently changed from black to pinkish black, raised and larger than before with a hair growing out it. Should I be concerned?

If it has a hair: It is most likely benign, but I can't be sure. No one can be sure, but a dermatologist can have a good idea by careful exam. Show it to a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Skin coloured mole on face I have been plucking it for about a year it have stopped growing hairs no other changes. Could this still a benign mole?

Skin coloured mole on face I have been plucking it for about a year it have stopped growing hairs no other changes. Could this still a benign mole?

Do not pluck: Leave the mole alone. It is most likely benign. If it is a cosmetic issue, you may have it removed. If not you may watch and wait. 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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Last time I cut a single long hair growing from my regularly looking mole (pencil eraser-size) it didn't grow back unlike previous times. Is this bad?

No: Do not worry about the hair.
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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Concerned - reoccurring mole hair cancerous? Appears normal in size and colour and hasn't grown but the black hair in it keeps growing - female, POCS

Concerned - reoccurring mole hair cancerous? Appears normal in size and colour and hasn't grown but the black hair in it keeps growing - female, POCS

Hairy mole: In general, "moles" should be checked by experienced practitioners and biopsied or followed if necessary.
Hair, growing or not, doesn't usually enter into it. Although most melanoma and basal cell neoplasms do not grow hair, some dark hairy patches can be serious, see: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1295033-overview ...Read more

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I have a mole that has hairs that grow out of it so I pluck them, it also has recently developed a zit in it which I also popped. Any concerns?

Not really: This does sound like a troublesome benign nevus (I'm assuming it's stable) and you're welcome to have it removed. ...Read more

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I had a mole on my temple until my 16th. It disappeared and grey hairs started growing from there. Mole is gone and grey hairs are still there, normal?

I had a mole on my temple until my 16th. It disappeared and grey hairs started growing from there. Mole is gone and grey hairs are still there, normal?

Probably: The pigment that causes malls to be dark is called melon. It sounds like the mole lost the ability to produce melanin and that's why it "disappeared". This is also likely why the hairs are gray because there's no normal color. If you have not already seen a dermatologist, I would go see one just to make sure that it's not something that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I picked twice at new mole? On top of follicle. Now I have a small raised pink scar with hair growing out. Dermatologist already checked. Why raised?

I picked twice at new mole? On top of follicle. Now I have a small raised pink scar with hair growing out. Dermatologist already checked. Why raised?

Many reasons.: The area may be raised from many reasons:
Due to the trauma of picking off the mole, from swelling or scarring. The mole may be returning. If it was brown before it may have depigmented. It could be something new and unrelated to the mole. It' good that you had it checked. If it is continuing to change, it should be checked again. ...Read more

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I have a round pure black mole on my face close to my ear and has a hair growing out. I don't recall how long it has been there. Does that sound normal?

Doubt malignant: Moles with smooth borders, regular shape, uniform color and a distinctive hair aren't the worrisome ones. Show your physician on the next office visit. ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and has moles on his back with pinkish white circles around them and a couple on his head with grey hair growing out of them. Serious?

My son is 14 and has moles on his back with pinkish white circles around them and a couple on his head with grey hair growing out of them. Serious?

Halo nevus: At times there is a whitish halo that surrounds a mole. A so called halo nevus it is impossible to know for sure unless a dermatologist evaluates the area. The key is determining whether the mole is abnormal or not. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do moles grow hair?

Coincedence: Moles are collections of cells called melanocytes that grow in the dermis, the firm connective tissue part of the skin, or at the level of the border between the top layers of skin, the epidermis, and the dermis. Sometimes these collections arise in the vicinity of hair shafts and it appears that the mole is growing hair. ...Read more

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Why are hairs that grow out of moles more corse than normal hair?

Abnormal cells: Because the cells in this dark and pigmented area are abnormal...That is reason why sometimes the become Malignant Melanoma, although the majority are perfectly benign and unsightly... ...Read more

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I have flat moles on my areola I didn't have them before and hair growing into please help?

Mole excision: If they bother you then you can have them excised by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do I have gray hair growing only around the moles on my head?

Why do I have gray hair growing only around the moles on my head?

Gray Hair: The graying of the hair is more of a genetic issue and not related to the moles. That is the hair in that region may be predisposed to gray in your case. For most of us the process is more diffuse. The gray hair is not a sign of the mole changing to a skin cancer. ...Read more

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I appear to be getting moles on my face with long hair growing from them, I also have a more under my breath that has turned from pale colour to red?

See MD: You do not give your age, how fast these moles have appeared. Not sure where you mean under your breath? Do you mean under your chin? How long does it take the "moles" to become red? These "moles" may not be moles. Moles change color over prolonged time. Increasing number of moles with age is often hereditary and benign. A doctor seeing your moles would be helpful to you. The red may be acne. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a mole losing it's long hair.?

Should I be worried about a mole losing it's long hair.?

No: The hair in the mole will likely come back and go through cycles of growth, fall out and regrowth as happens with all hair.
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. 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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Have you ever had a mole removed just because of the hair?

Yes: Moles cn be removed for cosmetic reasons but with hir will require an excision and sutures leaving a small scar. Discuss ith doctor re size of scar. ...Read more

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Why do some men have a mole with hairs exploding out of it?

Why do some men have a mole with hairs exploding out of it?

They don't care: Most men are hairier than most women. The presence of hair coming from a mole reflects this. And most women would probably have such a mole (nevus) removed, while many men wouldn't care or would like it. A person has a choice -- one person will like a lesion that another person detests. Either gender can have a hairy mole or a larger hairy pigmented lesion. ...Read more

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Is it better chances of benign if mole has been there for years? 7mm one hair, don't think it changed much slightly if at all

Is it better chances of benign if mole has been there for years? 7mm one hair, don't think it changed much slightly if at all

Changes: Vast majority of the moles are benign. If it has not changed recently, you may keep a watchful eye on it. Visit this site for additional guidance:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/melanoma/basics/symptoms/CON-20026009 ...Read more

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Areas on my head that I've noticed hurt more lately, esp. After washing my hair. Achy w/ sharp pains. There is a flat mole in each area. What do I do?

See a dermatologist: If the lesions are moles, have a dermatologist to look at them. Pain may be a sign the lesions need to be removed, or they may be irritated with combing. The lesions could be something else besides moles, such as cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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