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I don't sit in the sun or go outside much. I got about 30-40 new moles in a short time. I am 28 and have a lot already and halos moles too, is?
I have this halo mole on my back and it is causing me severe pain on the surrounding area it was asymectrical til the halo formed ?
Rule out infection: Melanoma and atypical moles are not typically painful. None the less any changing mole should be checked by your doctor. Sometimes a mole can have an cyst under that gets infected. Trauma with a secondary infection can cause pain. Try a bandage and topical otc antibiotic (polysporin) . If the area is warm and painful oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Follow up: See thd doctor that removed it and get instructions from her regarding whether it is important to treat or if it will go away. ...Read more
I just developed a halo mole. Do i need to be concerned? I just had stitches removed from having a squamous cell cancer mole 3 days ago.
I developed a halo mole after a sun burn my dermatologist took a biopsy and told me that it was a non acidic nemus heavily inflamed they recomended that it be removed how long can I wait to have this procedure done?
Go ahead: It's your call, but if your dermatologist thinks it's nasty enough to come off, i'll defer to him/her. It can be hard to tell a very inflamed halo nevus from a malignant melanoma -- it could perhaps be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Whenever she says it's time, off it comes -- and congratulations on being a good observer of your body and a proactive patient. ...Read more
Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
I scraped/scratched of a mole, and now its pink with red. Later a border around it formed, they said its a hypopigmented halo nevus, i'm worried.
Relax: Halo nevus is benign. It is your immunity slowly removing the cells of the nevus. Eventually it will be a pale spot, then disappear entirely. ...Read more
I noticed an old mole on the back of my left calf that has a halo-like bruise around it. The mole has been there for years but the bruise is new?
Color is important: But any lesion that changes, should be checked by pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more