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I have lots of moles on my back and am concerned?

I have lots of moles on my back and am concerned?

See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and have the moles checked periodically by him/her. A dermatologist will be able to follow the problem closely and remove any that may be suspicious. ...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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Lots of little moles on my back, should I be concerned?

Lots of little moles on my back, should I be concerned?

I encourage all of: My patients to have a head to toe skin evaluation every year by their dermatologist. I would encourage the same for you. The moles can be assessed at that time. ...Read more

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I'm very concerned about lots of small moles on my back. What should I do?

See your doctor: A lot of moles, especially if they are new or changing, may be a sign of a condition called "dysplastic nevus syndrome". There is an increased risk of melanoma in this syndrome, and its best to have these moles evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a lots of mols for years but there are 2 moles on my back right next to each other they are light brown one is bigger never changed is it nomal?

I have a lots of mols for years but there are 2 moles on my back right next to each other they are light brown one is bigger never changed is it nomal?

Probably so: Unlikely to be a problem as you describe it, but would not be a bad idea to let your personal physician take a look at it to make sure...Obviously rather difficult to look at our own backs. If you develop any skin lesions that seem to be growing quickly or are turning very dark or appear to have blood vessels running through them, then definitely see you dr. Slow to no growth is reassuring. ...Read more

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Got tests back, I tested + for hemochromatosis. I am 5"4' and down to 84lbs. I am getting bad headaches and a lots of new moles.?

Got tests back, I tested + for hemochromatosis. I am 5"4' and down to 84lbs. I am getting bad headaches and a lots of new moles.?

Get Treatment: Hemochromatosis occurs when too much iron builds up in the body. Symptoms-abdominal pain, fatigue, generalized darkening of skin color (often referred to as bronzing), joint pain, lack of energy, loss of body hair, loss of sexual desire, weight loss, weakness.
The goal of treatment is to remove excess iron from the body and treat any organ damage. Phlebotomy is the best method. Special diet help. ...Read more

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I notice that I have a purpleish black little spot on my back its not a mole its just a spot im very concerned been under a lot of stress lately?

I notice that I have a purpleish black little spot on my back its not a mole its just a spot im very concerned been under a lot of stress lately?

Black spot: See your doctor. There are many possibilities perhaps a bruise or blood blister. Perhaps a cherry angioma that has infarcted. Any new spot that appears should be checked to be sure it is not something unexpected. ...Read more

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I recently have noticed a lot of moles coming out all over my body.?

Dermatology: If you notice a change in a mole it is good to see a dermatologist. Something that looks like a mole causes the most serious cancer of the skin, and since if detected early prevents terrible problems, it is always better to get it checked early. The dermatologist can then help teach you when you should be concerned in the future in your particular situation. ...Read more

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Dh has lots of moles on his body. Should he get them checked out annually?

Dh has lots of moles on his body. Should he get them checked out annually?

Yes: He should. Particularly if they are changing in color, shape, or size, in that order. ...Read more

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My husband has a lot of moles. Noticed him messing with them. When I looked at them there were embedded black specks in them. Should I be worried?

My husband has a lot of moles. Noticed him messing with them. When I looked at them there were embedded black specks in them. Should I be worried?

MD evaluation: The mainstay of skin cancer cure is early detection and early treatment. Look for the ABCDEs warning signs of moles:
A- asymmetry, two halves of a mole do not match.
B-Borders which are uneven
C-color, a variety of colors is another warning signal.
D- Diameter, Melanomas usually are larger than a pencil eraser
E-Evolving, changes in appearance
Any of the above warning signs need evaluation by MD ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to notice more freckles and moles on the body during the summertime? I have been seeing a lot of sunlight, and am concerned?

Freckles: Freckles will darken in the summer months making them more conspicuous. Both moles and freckles tend to increase over time. Use sun protection and see a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does suntanning cause moles? I have hundreds of them and used to tan a lot

Does suntanning cause moles? I have hundreds of them and used to tan a lot

Not moles: Freckles yes. But if they are moles you need to see a good a dermatologist soon. ...Read more

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Is having a lot of cherry moles dangerous im 61 yr old female how can I remove them?

Cherry moles: Cherry hemangiomas are sometimes referred to as cherry moles. They are not moles but rather collections of blood cells. Hemangiomas or cherry hemangiomas are common and non dangerous. See a dermatologist to evaluate your condition to make sure these lesions are hemangiomas and nothing more. ...Read more

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I have a lot of little moles or spots on my body. I want them gone, so who can I consult?

I have a lot of little moles or spots on my body. I want them gone, so who can I consult?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best-equipped to evaluate and remove moles. Remember, however, that insurance seldom pays for removal of moles that don't look suspicious; and you will be trading moles (which look natural) for scars (which do not). So don't rush into wholesale mole removal without thinking carefully about it. ...Read more

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Are all moles that change cancerous? I've always had a lot of moles and I'm almost 35... some have changed. None are painful.

Well, since we can't: See your moles - rather than take chances would encourage you to see dermatologist for a head to toe check of your skin. That way - it can be determined if any of your moles appear suspicious or need to be biopsied. Take care. ...Read more

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Have lots of moles I had them for years but don't know if this mole is new of has been there for a wile its light brown and saped differently?

Skin must be seen: There is little to do other than to acknowledge your concern and to ask you to show it to your family doctor the next time you are seen at the medical clinic. There are a number of 'brown' lesions that are both common and not of concern. ...Read more

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I didn't understand what is the meaning of ulcerate mole? How does it look like? Thank you a lot

I didn't understand what is the meaning of ulcerate mole? How does it look like? Thank you a lot

Ulcerated: Ulcerated means that there is a sort of crater in the middle of the mole. This warrants further evaluation with biopsy. If you google picture of ulcerated mole you will see ...Read more

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Do people with lots of moles have weaker immune systems then people with few or no moles??? Is lots of moles a sign of a weaker immune system?

Do people with lots of moles have weaker immune systems then people with few or no moles??? Is lots of moles a sign of a weaker immune system?

No and No: The average person has 35 moles. Generally new moles stop forming around age 30. The main factors that determine how many moles we form seem to be genetics and sun exposure. Immune function is not a known factor in the number of moles we get. ...Read more

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Can a pimple under my mole make it hurt a lot?

Mole pimple: Pimples can occur anywhere in the skin even under moles. Moles are usually not tender. I would suggest you follow up with a dermatologist who can make the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have lots of mole on my face n noticed one on my clitoris and it seems to be getting longer. Does that pose any health hazard?

See your doctor: It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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I have lots of moles on the right side of my body from face to thigh, but the left side is normal, is there any explanation for this?

I have lots of moles on the right side of my body from face to thigh, but the left side is normal, is there any explanation for this?

Minor mystery: I've seen photos of rashes, metastatic disease, and tendency to marks involving one side strikingly and utterly sparing the other. This must be the result of a mutation that happened to one of your cells when you were two-cells big -- or something similar, a somatic mutation. We don't know what it is, but I wouldn't worry and instead enjoy being a curiosity. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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