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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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Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only come from intimate contact with another person, not clothing or contamined environment. Abnormal fear of contagion (germophobia) can be an early sign of serious mental health disability (see "The Aviator", the biopic of Howard Hughes, for a good example). You might benefit from professional counseling about this. ...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 is a black mole?

What is a black mole?

Blue nevus: A blue nevis is a very dark mole. This can not be determined just by appearance. Since moles can be abnormal a very dark mole should be evaluated and possibly biopsied by a dermatologist.Even benign lesions can change and a delay in diagnosis and treatment of a melanoma can make a significant difference in prognosis. ...Read more

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What causes a mole to itch?

What causes a mole to itch?

Itchy mole: Dryness, trauma, healing from trauma, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What causes a partial mole?

What causes a partial mole?

Partial molar preg: Partial molar pregnancy. An egg is fertilized by two sperm. The placenta becomes the molar growth. Any fetal tissue that forms is likely to have severe defects. ...Read more

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When to worry about a mole?

See below: If it changes color, becomes larger, develops a nodule, bleeds or ulcerates, it is time to see a doctor. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/tc/skin-cancer-melanoma-symptoms For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does a black mole mean?

What does a black mole mean?

Have it biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if their is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles with different colors within it, have an irregular border, or are itchy and/or have bled. Moles larger than 6mm also need to be evaluated. Please see your doctor and if any of the lesions need a biopsy then it can done. Better to replace a mole with a scar. ...Read more

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Can a mole appear overnight?

Yes: Likely this is a solar lentigo. If it changes colors or starts to enlarge rapidly than you need to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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How to remove mole from skin?

How to remove mole from skin?

See a Doctor.: A mole or pigmented lesion on the skin should only be removed by a licensed physician. See a dermatologist for evaluation of the lesion. ...Read more

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My mole hurts what should I do?

Get it looked at!: Any time a mole starts to cause any tenderness it should be looked at and a biopsy taken. Has it grown in size? Are the borders irregular? Has it changed shape? Has the texture or color changed? These are all signs to watch for. I recommend having a specialist take a look if you are concerned! ...Read more

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How do you remove a regular mole?

Nevus excisiom: Moles are known as nevi to doctors. Nevi can be regular or irregular, and can rarely evolve into melanoma. These are often removed under local anesthesia. This means that lidocain can be injected beneath the skin, and the lesion is removed with a small healthy margin of skin around it. They are often sent to a pathologist to make sure they are not irregular or cancerous ...Read more

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Should you cut off a mole at home?

Should you cut off a mole at home?

Not a good idea: There is a reason why physicians study so much to remove moles. Not sure what do you do but i would recommend to see a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon before doing something you should not be doing. ...Read more

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What does pain in a mole indicate?

See a dermatologist.: Pain is not necessarily a bad sign, but moles are not supposed to hurt. Have a dermatologist check it at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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How do I know if a mole is unsafe ?

Biopsy: To differentiate between benign(safe), potentially malignant(no so safe) and malignant moles (totally unsafe) the punch biopsy should be performed. If the mole is changing color, shape and is enlarging please schedule your appointment with dermatologist as soon as possible. After the biopsy is done it is going to be reviewed by pathologist and the diagnosis would be established and reported. ...Read more

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How I can i remove mole naturally ?

How I can i remove mole naturally ?

Don't remove at home: If you have a mole that needs to be removed let a doctor do it so it can be examined and make sure of the cells in it. ...Read more

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How to remove a mole off your face?

Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more

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When should i get a mole looked at?

When should i get a mole looked at?

Most are normal: Most moles are normal, but the real worry is about melanoma. Take a look at http://www.melanomafoundation.org/prevention/abcd.htm and you will see guidelines to tell if a mole is abnormal. I I see a lot of strange moles on the face and body as an oculoplastic surgeon. Melanomas always appear abnormal. A mole with hair growing out of it is almost always normal as cancer destroys hair follicles ...Read more

Crabs (Definition)

Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The main symptom is itching. ...Read more


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Nevi (Definition)

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