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What is a mole?

What is a mole?

moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...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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What causes a mole to itch?

What causes a mole to itch?

Itchy mole: Dryness, trauma, healing from trauma, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What causes a partial mole?

What causes a partial mole?

Partial molar preg: Partial molar pregnancy. An egg is fertilized by two sperm. The placenta becomes the molar growth. Any fetal tissue that forms is likely to have severe defects. ...Read more

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Might a removed mole be mightcerous?

Yes it can be: Moles are removed because they can grow to become melanoma and often it is difficult to tell the difference between a mole and early melanoma. So removal of moles is common practice and the need to be examined under the microscope to make sure they are benign. If they are cancerous(called melanoma) a wider excision(more surgery) is recommended. ...Read more

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When should you have a mole inspected?

When should you have a mole inspected?

At least yearly: Board certified dermatologists are experts in diagnnosis and treatment of all disorders of the hair skin and nails. Their extennsive training allows them to evaluate moles and to determine if they are suspicious and need removal. Currently melanoma accounts for many deaths every year. If melanoma is found early it can be treated , if found late it can be deadly. Early detection is the key. ...Read more

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Mole just disappeared, is that normal?

Yes: Sometimes the immune system gets angry with them and removes them. Nobody understands why. Often such nevi that will fully or partially regress develop a pale halo around them before they vanish. ...Read more

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What would happem if i removed a mole?

Don't play doctor: What is your background training ? How do you know that their is? I recommend seeing a doctor to diagnose and treat it. If need sent for pathology (microscopic examination). ...Read more

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I have a mole that is changing color ?

I have a mole that is changing color 

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Mole : color change of a mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Suggest you set up an annual skin check with a local dermatologist. You can find a dermatologist covered by your insurance by looking on your insurance provider website. ...Read more

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What to look for in a mole you?Ve always had?

What to look for in a mole you?Ve always had?

Nevus: Changes in color, size, irregular borders, ulceration or symptoms such as pain, itching etc are changes that should prompt you to have it checked by an specialist (dermatologist of plastic surgeon) best to you. ...Read more

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Is a tingling mole bad?

Is a tingling mole bad?

Yes: Melanoma can cause burning and pain, particularly when it grows deeper into the skin. A mole should never itch, burn, or cause pain. When it does, that is a sure sign that you should see your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more