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I had a pink mole/ growth on my head and I smashed my head on a cabinet and the growth ripped off should I be worried?

 I had a pink mole/  growth on my head and I smashed my head on a cabinet and the growth ripped off should I be worried?

Should be fine: I would not worry too much about a mole being traumatically removed. Perhaps it was serendipitous. Certainly be sure to seek evaluation depending upon how hard you hit your head to rule out other injuries. A topical antibiotic cream can help keep the area clean and moist while it heals. Whether or not the skin growth should be evaluated by a physician regardless of the injury is a different topic. ...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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I have a new mole/growth on my back. No pain, no itching, pale in color or skin color you could say. Should I wait to go to the doctors?

I have a new mole/growth on my back. No pain, no itching, pale in color or skin color you could say. Should I wait to go to the doctors?

Yes.: A new mole is not a medical emergency, but it is something that your physician should take a look at in the relatively near future to rule out any lesion that would require removal. Your description sounds likely that it is a benign mole, but having a set pf professional eyes examine it is always the best course of action. ...Read more

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Photophobia, flatulence, recurring mole like growths and night sweats - what do I test for?

Photophobia, flatulence, recurring mole like growths and night sweats - what do I test for?

See doctor.: Those things don't go together very well, so you may have more than one thing going on. Let your doctor decide what testing you need; that's what he or she is expert at. ...Read more

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How do you determine if a growth/mole is HPV or something else it's small doesn't hurt flesh colored had it for a while hasn't spread (no $ for a dr)?

How do you determine if a growth/mole is HPV or something else it's small doesn't hurt flesh colored had it for a while hasn't spread (no $ for a dr)?

Skin lesion: If you are in a location close to a medical school they may well have free outpatient clinics with either a family physician or a dermatologist available and a quick look will generally be sufficient to allow determination of the risk. Do this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mole/wart looking growth. I don't know where it came from. No particular shape. Doesn't hurt. Is it a mole or wart?

Mole/wart looking growth. I don't know where it came from. No particular shape. Doesn't hurt. Is it a mole or wart?

See dermatologist : There is no way to tell without seeing it. If you haven't seen a dermatologist before, NOW is the time. Your derm will search your skin for similar lesions, and give you instructions on what to do when you see this same kind of lesion in the future. S/he may take a sample of one or more lesions if they look suspicious, like a skin cancer. ...Read more

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I'm having a mole on my upper lips, it has grown bigger. Now its growth has stopped. I want it back to the smaller size. What should I do?Health risk?

Biopsy first: You need to biopsy it to rule out cancer first. If it is benign than you can have it excised or removed through less invasive methods. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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