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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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I had a mole removed that came back as junctional nevus I have to go back for more skin around the site removed what does this mean is it probsble mel?

I had a mole removed that came back as junctional nevus I have to go back for more skin around the site removed what does this mean is it probsble mel?

No.: Junctional nevus is a benign lesion. Ask your doctor why more tissue needs to be removed. It may be because the pathologist saw something in the specimen that he wasn't absolutely sure was benign, or there may be another reason. You have a right to know. ...Read more

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I have a mole that s split down the middle and it s a little red?

I have a mole that s split down the middle and it s a little red?

Have it examined: I recommend you visit your doctor who can examine it. You can then talk about whether you should have a biopsy to find out more information. ...Read more

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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

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What causes moles?

What causes moles?

They are natural: Moles, "nevi", also called "beauty marks" are pigmented skin growths that usually appear at a very young age but can become more apparent with further growth. The vast majority are totally benign and don't require treatment. Rarely, if a mole changes suddenly, consult with a dermatologist for possible biopsy as abnormal cells may be present. ...Read more

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What causes Moles?

What causes Moles?

Mole causes: Nevi or "moles" are caused by abnormal proliferation of skin cells. This is technically a neoplasm, but is of the benign variety. Most appear in the first thirty years of life and can have a hereditary component. ...Read more

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What do moles mean?

What do moles mean?

Skin Growth: A mole is a lesion on the skin which is usually darker than the surrounding skin. It may be flat or raised. It may or may not have hairs. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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