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Is it bad if a mole itches really bad?

Is it bad if a mole itches really bad?

See your derm: Any mole that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be shown to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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Question about a mole. If it easily gets puffy and reddened, is it a bad sign?

Yes and no: I have always said to patients that any mole that changes character and the DX is not clear cut is better in a jar than on your body. A lot of these moles never cause problems but the danger of a changing mole is considered dangerous. Your family doc is best to decide! never take these changing moles for granted without having checked! ...Read more

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Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

Peeling skin causes: Thank you for your question. Peeling, redness, and itching of the skin may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical treatments or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this pimple that hurts and itches. Would it be a bad idea to pop it?

What is this pimple that hurts and itches. Would it be a bad idea to pop it?

Infection: This sounds like an infected hair follicle. Some of the reactive proteins in your skin are causing the symptoms. "popping" pimples is not a good idea since it can spread an infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that if there is a hair in a mole it's a good sign it's not melanoma?

Is it true that if there is a hair in a mole it's a good sign it's not melanoma?

HairyAin'tScary-Yet: Advances in melanoma diagnostics indicate that this is a misconception.When a hairy mole becomes a melanoma, the hairs persist. It is only later, when malignant cells advance, that the root of the hair is destroyed & then,good-bye hairs.So you're back to square one: hair or no hair,it can convert to a cancer, so watch for size,color or shape changes & if anything concerns you, get it*seen*by a doc ...Read more

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What to do if i itched a mole and it came off! is it melanoma?

What to do if i itched a mole and it came off! is it melanoma?

Possibly: In some cases, melanoma can present as an itching mole. If there is any thing left at the site, wether it is pigmented (black or brown) or not (pink), you should see your doctor for a check up and possible biopsy. If there is nothing left but you are still worried, go see your doctor. If there is nothing left and you are fine with it, observe clsoely for any thing that grows back. ...Read more

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If a freckle bleeds and hurts is that bad?

If a freckle bleeds and hurts is that bad?

Bleeding freckle: A freckle shouldn't bleed and hurt unless it was irritated by shaving, scratching, sunburn, etc. If there is no reason for it to be irritated, then it may not be a freckle and it may be time to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is a red birthmark dangerous when it is a knot?

Is a red birthmark  dangerous when it is a knot?

Reply : Majority of births marks are not harmful. Most likely the one you are talking about sounds like a hemangioma if that's what the doctors have told you then don't worry. ...Read more

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Is it really just a yeast infection if it is very yellow?

Is it really just a yeast infection if it is very yellow?

Usually white: Discharge for a yeast infection. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Please see your physician for vaginal discharge for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a mole with redness around it. Is it cancerous?

I have a mole with redness around it. Is it cancerous?

Not necessarily: But it should be examined by your doctor especially if it is dark brown or black. Red skin lesions are often benign but black and changing moles can be cancerous and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Hi I have a mole that has a white scab over it is It safe?

Hi I have a mole that has a white scab over it is It safe?

Wrong question: Presence of a white scab is not a sign of malignancy. Much more information is required for a determination. If you are concerned, the best course is an exam, preferably by a skin specialist. How old are you? Pale skin? Family history of skin cancer? History of radiation or sun burns? On immune-modulating meds? Location, size, and color of the "mole"? It may be a keratosis. ...Read more

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Is it bad or good if a mole disappears by itself?

Good : Most likely it was not a mole but acne or isolated skin inflammation. Your skin is an incredible organ system which can heal itself from many inflammatory conditions ...Read more

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Is it bad if a vaginal cyst pops?

Probably not: It is probably draining, which is a good thing. If there is pain or odor, you should get checked. ...Read more

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Is it bad if a mosquito bite turns purple?

Is it bad if a mosquito bite turns purple?

Normal: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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