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I don't : See why there should be a limit, unless the doc doesn't want you to have too much discomfort. Or location may be a factor. ...Read more
Depends: This is a hard question to answer. The answer is not based on the age, but rather the type of moles this patient has, the reason for removal, and the patient's overall prognosis/comorbidity. If this patient has 5 moles with atypical or concerning features, they should be removed and examined whether he is 74, or if he is 14. ...Read more
Is there any diagnosis or medicine for neurofibromiotosis . I have many moles on my body?
Complicated: Neurofibromatosis - whether it be type 1 or 2, are clinical diagnosis(as in require a certain number of particular findings on examination and family history) with the utilization of genetic testing too. You should see a doctor that specializes in this type of disease if you are concerned. ...Read more
I am a fair skinned female with many moles and freckles. A mole on my abdomen has grown in the past year and now has turned purple. Cause for concern?
Changing moles: are always a cause for concern. Please go get it evaluated. We have previously mentioned the ABCD of moles. Asymetry, one side is different than the other. Borders are irregular. Color, changes or red, white and blue. Diameter, bigger than a pencil eraser. Those changes need evaluation. ...Read more
I will not: I will recommend board certified plastic surgeon to remove any mole or lesions from the face. This is my personal opinion. ...Read more
My wife age 27 have many moles on her hand and body but the moles are evenly shaped and are in black in colour , what is the cause?
Nobody knows: This is genetic and getting a few nasty sunburns as a youngster increases the number of these as well. ...Read more
Hi I have very wrinkly scrotum and its very saggy and very hairy and I have many moles on it can I make moee pleasant looking like creams, etc?
Sounds okay, man: This is something that's seldom discussed as a beauty spot -- and who's looking? You're welcome to shave or have the hairs removed by laser or electrolysis if that's the preference of you and your life partner. If you have pigmented lesions that worry you, let your physician have a look. Mostly, you need a romantic partner or two to reassure you that things are fine -- I bet they will. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How early should children ages 10-15 see a dermatologist, is that too young? I have dysplastic nevi syndrome and two of my kids have many moles.
FAMMM: Your condition is also called familial atypical multiple mole- melanoma. Screening for melanoma in fammm kindreds should begin at age 10 with a baseline total body skin examination including scalp, eyes, oral mucosa, genital area, and nail, as family members may develop melanoma in their early teens. ...Read more
Is skin with many moles has more tendency to get skin cancer when exposed to sun? At what age (how soon)? How can I tan without being harmed?
Skin: Yes skin with many moles is statistically more likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma). Tanning increases the risk. There is no such thing as a safe tan. One should reduce sun exposure and use sun protection . See a dermatologist once yearly to have a skin exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I m having big birthmark on my right leg..its brown in colour n has many moles on it..hw to get rid of it..plz i need help..as its very embarrasing?
Excision: There is no food way to completely eliminate this without the use of surgical excision. ...Read more