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Is it bad to pick at a mole and make it bleed?

Is it bad to pick at a mole and make it bleed?

Not really good: It's not good to pick at anything though i find it hard not to. Despite rumors that this increases risk of cancer, i'd be more seriously concerned that this is bugging you, and thus should come off. ...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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I had black moles on my legs that fell off and bleed then turn to scars is this bad?

The only way to : Really address this in an accurate manner is for you to be evaluated by your dermatologist (or your physician). ...Read more

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Made mole bleed what do I do?

Made mole bleed what do I do?

Stop picking: See a doctor to get it removed and if it looks suspicious she will biopsy it as well. ...Read more

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If you pick a mole will you bleed to death?

If you pick a mole will you bleed to death?

No: Picking a mole is not a good idea. If you do not like the mole, have it surgically removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why would a mole start to bleed spontaneously?

Why would a mole start to bleed spontaneously?

Mole bleed: A mole that bleeds could be the result of a scratch or getting caught by clothing or some other physical trauma . Other times a mole undergoing cancerous transformation can bleed. In any case, see a dermatogist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I got a mole on my back not sure if its new or I've had few years but the othet day it itched n today had brown crust n it bleed for few seconds?

Brown Crust Lesions: This very well may be a benign common spot called a keratoses. But, given your age i would advise a visit with your family doctor to make sure it is not something worse. ...Read more

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Can scratching a mole and making it bleed cause it to become cancerous?

Can scratching a mole and making it bleed cause it to become cancerous?

No: Scratching a mole will not make it become cancer. However, if you were scratching it does it itch? Itching is a concerning symptom that makes doctors more suspicious that a mole could be cancer. Moles are easily removed. It is often an office procedure. Please see your doctor or surgeon to have it evaluated to know for sure if it needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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My fiance scratched a mole and made it bleed. Should we be worried? He accidentally scratched. It was not itching.

My fiance scratched a mole and made it bleed. Should we be worried? He accidentally scratched. It was not itching.

See your derm: Scratching a mole and making it bleed is not a sign of cancer. However having a mole that itches and bleeds can be. It is always safest to show this lesion to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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