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How come some moles have excessive hair growth?

How come some moles have excessive hair growth?

Good question: Remember, we all have hair all over our bodies. So pretty much all moles will have a hair follicle within them. Sometimes these hairs are a little coarser/thicker than the surrounding hairs. We don't really know why that happens but it is pretty common and does not mean anything bad. ...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 accidentally nicked off a newer mole. Grew back a small pink bump. Do basal cell growths usually have hair growing out of them?

I accidentally nicked off a newer mole. Grew back a small pink bump. Do basal cell growths usually have hair growing out of them?

You probably: have some scar tissue or the mole is still forming from the trauma. Basal cell cancers don't grow from moles, and typically do not have hair growing out of them, unless the cancer appears in a hairy area ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Have you ever had a mole removed just because of the hair?

Have you ever had a mole removed just because of the hair?

Yes: Moles cn be removed for cosmetic reasons but with hir will require an excision and sutures leaving a small scar. Discuss ith doctor re size of scar. ...Read more

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Is it true if your mole grows hairs then it's not cancerous?

Is it true if your mole grows hairs then it's not cancerous?

Not entirely true: Hair in the moles do not guarantee safety. So if the mole is showing any signs of change in : increased growth or change in color and size, then go see a dermatologist for biopsy/excision. ...Read more

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I have a medium hairy mole in my face . It's a problem if i pluck the hairs with tweezers?

I have a medium hairy mole in my face . It's a problem if i pluck the hairs with tweezers?

OK: OK to pluck the hairs. Or remove them in other ways. This will NOT cause the hair to grow faster or thicker. Sometimes it can be a bit irritating, but this will heal. Girls usually hate facial hair. ...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