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How many moles can you have safely removed at one time?

How many moles can you have safely removed at one time?

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

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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How many moles should a 74 year old normally have removed at one time?

How many moles should a 74 year old normally have removed at one time?

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

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Hello Doctors Is there any diagnosis or medicine for neurofibromiotosis . I have many moles on my body?

Hello Doctors
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

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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?

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

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I have many moles on my face, is it safe to remove them by dermatologist?

I have many moles on my face, is it safe to remove them by dermatologist?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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