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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Itchy mole! what does it mean?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

Moles are flat or raised, usually pigmented, growth on the skin or just underneath the skin. There are several different types of moles with only some that carry an increased risk of skin cancer. Moles have a variety of different appearances and colors ranging from red to brown-black. A mole is concerning for cancer if it is a new mole, or an old mole that has developed suspicious characteristics. These characteristics include asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors in one mole, and size greater ...Read more


Dr. Brian Maloney
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

Dr. Brian Maloney
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If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

Itchy mole: A mole with recent changes of any one of the following; itching, bleeding, change in color or size, assymetry, irregular borders, needs to be checked out. Go see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Itchy : Not every itchy mole is cancerous. Not every raised mole is cancerous. With that said it is a good idea to have a mole that is changing(raised) and symptomatic (itchy) evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure it is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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I had a mole removed and the area is now red, itchy, bumpy and sore. What does this mean?

Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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I had a mole removed and the area is now red, itchy, bumpy and sore. What does this mean?

Possible infection : Have your physician examine the area for possibility of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

No but,: Changes in size, shape, irregular borders, coloration can all signifiy malignant change. See a dermatologist asap if you have mole changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

Dr. Chan Hwang
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I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

See your doctor.: Most such moles are benign, but have your doctor look at it since it seems to concern you. The reassurance will be worth it, and if it does not look right, he can help you get a referral to a dermatologist if necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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My son has a new itchy mole on his back. He is 7. Should i worry?

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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My son has a new itchy mole on his  back. He is 7. Should i worry?

Might be...: Most moles are painless and do not itch. Is it possible it is an insect bite or something else under the skin? Best to have this checked out by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Say you have a mole and its itchy, are there any other symptoms besides those that only affect the mole/skin?

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Mole: Any itchy, painful, sensitive, or changing mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Scott
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I have a dark itchy mole on my back should I be worried?

Dr. Christopher Scott
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Need evaluation : The abcde criteria may help here. Check asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, diameter bigger than a pencil eraser, and evolution/change. The more atypical findings, the more concerning. Dark moles are always worth checking. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
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Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
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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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Nevi is also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more


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