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What is hairy nevus?

What is hairy nevus?

Hairy nevus: Is a type of mole that is present at birth. These moles do not usually run in families. They can appear on virtually any place on the body and about 50 percent of hairy nevi will develop surface hairs. ...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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Is there any treatment for hairy nevus.?

Is there any treatment for hairy nevus.?

Often no Rx best: It depends on the case. Even good plastic surgery is likely to disfigure. When these are excised, they tend to grow back because they originate in the deep nerves and are resupplied with cells from there. Ask ten of your real friends whether to try to remove it or leave it alone. You'll be surprised. Invite folks to touch it for good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hairy nevus on my arm?

What to do if I have a hairy nevus on my arm?

Lucky you: Leave it alone. Many of the women will like it. Keep an eye on it -- if an area starts to undergo obvious change, have it removed promptly; you have enough time before it's dangerous. If you decide you just have to have it removed by laser or surgery, you may be disappointed. Better to enjoy what Nature gave you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hairy congenital nevus on my upper right leg. are there ways to remove it with minimal scarring ?

What to do if I have a hairy congenital nevus on my upper right leg. are there ways to remove it with minimal scarring ?

Possibly: I would consult with a surgeon or plastic surgeon about the options you have available. Size and location may determine the type of procedure required and the potential scar. ...Read more

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What is a nevus?

What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What is atypical Nevus?

What is atypical Nevus?

Dysplastic nevus: Researchers have shown that dysplastic nevus or atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma. Make sure your nevus is managed by a dermatologist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysplastic_nevus ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nevus be colorless?

Yes: Some moles can be flesh colored (or light tan) and dome shaped called intradermal nevus. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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