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My mole is swollen and itchy?

My mole is swollen and itchy?

See Dermatologist: Some changes in the mole are not good - please see a board certified dermatologist as soon as possible. ...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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Had two moles removed and cauterized one on my inner thigh and the other my hip. The one on my hip is very itchy but NOT red or swollen is this normal?

Had two moles removed and cauterized one on my inner thigh and the other my hip. The one on my hip is very itchy but NOT red or swollen is this normal?

Itchy wound: The itchy feeling associated with a healing wound may come from the skin's fibroblasts working themselves into the fresh wound trying to heal itself. Or maybe you are wearing wool pants!! ...Read more

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Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Itchy mole: A mole that was not itching initially but becomes itchy is of concern. Any change like increase in size, darkening of the color, ulceration or bleeding make a lesion suspicious for possible skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have an itchy mole on my back, is it cancerous?

I have an itchy mole on my back, is it cancerous?

Get it checked!: We can't know, but one thing for sure is that if you have a changing lesion on your skin, you must get it check out with a pcp, dermatologist or other physician with interest in skin diseases/disorders. Please? Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of small itchy mole on neck?

What are possible causes of small itchy mole on neck?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My mole on my chest has grown and turned white..and itchy?

My mole on my chest has grown and turned white..and itchy?

Any change: in appearance of a mole is suspicion for skin cancer or melanoma. You need to show it to your doctor or even a dermatology specialist. ...Read more

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I've always had a big mole on top of my back and today been slightly itchy and its slightly raised bit at top?

I've always had a big mole on top of my back and today been slightly itchy and its slightly raised bit at top?

Go see a doc: It's probably not anything to worry about but any mole that has changing characteristics needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had an itchy mole on the back of my neck. The other day I accidentally scratched it and now it's gone, is that OK or should I be worried?

I had an itchy mole on the back of my neck. The other day I accidentally scratched it and now it's gone,  is that OK or should I be worried?

Don't know: I don't think I would be worried. However, I would be concerned. Obviously it is small. If it returns, I would suggest seeing the advice of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Itchy mole! what does it mean?

Itchy Mole : An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your derm asap! ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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