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My mole hurts what should I do?

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

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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What does it mean when a mole hurts?

What does it mean when a mole hurts?

Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these signs could indicate a skin cancerous change in some cases. ...Read more

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Does lazering off a mole hurt very much?

Rubber-band snap: Laser treatment is often described as the sensation of a rubber-band snap. ...Read more

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My mole hurts, should I get it checked out?

My mole hurts, should I get it checked out?

Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to biopsy or remove the lesion. ...Read more

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When a mole hurts when you itch it does that mean it's cancerous?

When a mole hurts when you itch it does that mean it's cancerous?

Concerning: Moles that start to itch, scab, or bleed should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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What if the skin around a mole hurts like a bruise?

Bruise: A mole may become irritated due to a number of factors and appear "bruised". Any change in a mole or around a mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure the area is not indicative of something more serious. ...Read more

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Should a blood blister on a mole hurt?

Should a blood blister on a mole hurt?

Possibly : Any skin injury is likely to have some pain associated with it. Ensure it is not a skin cancer by having it evaluated and possibly shave biopsied especially with no known trauma. ...Read more

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20,male,severe untreated apnea,problem breathing. i have a mole that hurts 24/7 for a long time. could this, if cancer, already spread to lymph node?

20,male,severe untreated apnea,problem breathing. i have a mole that hurts 24/7 for a long time. could this, if cancer, already spread to lymph node?

Can't answer this: However, moles (even cancerous ones) don't often hurt. You should see a clinician about the mole and about all of your health worries. Good luck! ...Read more

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Accidently picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus can't get to see a doctor for 6 weeks

Accidently picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus
can't get to see a doctor for 6 weeks

Why 6 weeks?: Was it a seborrheic keratosis? By the time you see a Dr in 6 weeks it will no longer be red or tender. When you go, let's hope the Dr can identify it precisely. If not, a biopsy will settle it. Not urgent. ...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