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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

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Will a mole removal hurt? Does a doctor use numbing cream or anything before they zap the mole or whatever it is they do? I have a pretty big mole in my neck that my doctor said looked fairly deep.

Will a mole removal hurt? Does a doctor use numbing cream or anything before they zap the mole or whatever it is they do? I have a pretty big mole in my neck that my doctor said looked fairly deep.

It hurts very little: Surgeons have many tricks to decrease the pain of excision. The techniques depend on the size, location, and type of growth. There are numbing creams that can be applied before a numbing injection is given. After the injection, there should be no further pain. ...Read more

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Can a pimple under my mole make it hurt a lot?

Mole pimple: Pimples can occur anywhere in the skin even under moles. Moles are usually not tender. I would suggest you follow up with a dermatologist who can make the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Nurse did rhogam shot on arm around mole, almost on mole, i cant distinguish whether it is on more or outside mole as its on the border.does it hurt mole?

No: RhoGAM is an immune glonulin solution made from pooled human plasma. You are undoubtedly pregnant and the injection is a normal blood component thAt will not hurt your mole. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a flat mole to begin to hurt and look like a pimple?

Is it normal for a flat mole to begin to hurt and look like a pimple?

No >see your doctor: If you have noticed a change in size, shape or color of a mole you must see a physician to be sure the mole hasn't developed into a malignant melanoma. Signs of melanoma: ABCDEFG Asymmetry Borders (irregular) Color (variegated) Diameter (greater than 6 mm (0.24 in), about the size of a pencil eraser) Evolving over time Elevated above the skin surface Firm to the touch Growing ...Read more

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I have a lump under my mole and it only hurts if I press on it or squeeze it. My grandpa and aunt have melanoma and sister has the other kind?

I have a lump under my mole and it only hurts if I press on it or squeeze it. My grandpa and aunt have melanoma and sister has the other kind?

Get Medcheck up: Any lump associated with a mole can be a Melanoma. This requires a medical examination from a doctor familiar with diagnosis and treatments for Melanoma, preferably a dermatologist provided you can obtain an appointment in less than 2 weeks. it will likely require excision/Biopsy for microscopic examination. ...Read more

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Just go a small spot on the left side of my tongue. It looks like a black mole. It doesn't hurt, but feels uncomfortable. How much should I be concern?

Just go a small spot on the left side of my tongue. It looks like a black mole. It doesn't hurt, but feels uncomfortable. How much should I be concern?

Needs to be checked: Although likely traumatic or inflammatory, you need to have it checked and possibly biopsied. More aggressive diseases like mucosal based melanomas occur in area that you wouldn't expect. It should be checked by your primary doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Possible: I apply Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to the area i plan to excise for an hour prior to the procedure. This cream absorbs into the skin causing anesthesia. Then the area is injected with lidocain so the lesion can be absorbed. Generally there is no or minimal pain. ...Read more

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I've got a mole on my backhoe do I get it removed and will it hurt?

Be seen: Virtually any physician can remove something like that. If it were on the face, or the genitals, you may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Hey! I have a bumpy mole (very bummpy and has pieces hanging off) and im getting in removed in about a month. Please tell me if it will hurt ?

Pain removing mole: Mole removals are done under local anesthesia, so the most you will feel is the needle stick and a slight burning of the anesthetic. After the procedure, the area may feel a little sore but should not be very painful. If severe pain does develop, it may mean an infection or bleeding inside the skin, but that is very rare. Follow the wound care instructions carefully. It should be fine. ...Read more

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I've noticed this mole back in June 2015, it has a red border, it doesn't hurt or anything, it has not changed in color or size. Should I be worried?

Yes, if it's new: in June 2015. You are a bit old to be developing new moles, and with this red border it is not the "standard" variety. Don't take any chances with moles please. See your primary. ...Read more

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Areas on my head that I've noticed hurt more lately, esp. after washing my hair. Achy w/ sharp pains. There is a flat mole in each area. What do I do?

Areas on my head that I've noticed hurt more lately, esp. after washing my hair. Achy w/ sharp pains. There is a flat mole in each area. What do I do?

See a dermatologist: If the lesions are moles, have a dermatologist to look at them . Pain may be a sign the lesions need to be removed, or they may be irritated with combing. The lesions could be something else besides moles, such as cysts. ...Read more

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I have an unusual looking mole on my face, it grows then the tip will eventually breaks off, it feels crusty like, but it doesn't hurt.What could it b?

I have an unusual looking mole on my face, it grows then the tip will eventually breaks off, it feels crusty like, but it doesn't hurt.What could it b?

See your doctor: There are several conditions that could cause your symptoms, but none can be diagnosed without an exam. You should see your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that hurts to touch to the point I scream. It also sends a shocking pain through my back. in the past year it has started itc?

I have a mole on my back that hurts to touch to the point I scream. It also sends a shocking pain through my back. in the past year it has started itc?

Painful skin lesion: Moles are properly called melanocytic nevi. Although not uncommonly itchy, they don't usually hurt unless repeatedly irritated by clothing. There are other types of skin lesion that can be painful. Changing moles should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get mole removed at abdomen area?

Can it hurt to get mole removed at abdomen area?

No: The purpose of removing any mole is when one considers the possibility there may be a malignant lesion present. The abdomen is one of the easy places to remove cutaneous lesions since bringing the skin together is easiest to perform and leave little in terms of a residual scar. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a mole on my neck that i'd like to get removed. Does getting them removed hurt?

What do you recommend if I have a mole on my neck that i'd like to get removed. Does getting them removed hurt?

No: Many moles that are benign and hidden under close are easily watched for changes. In the neck area where a growing pigmented lesion is present, cosmetics is important and since even large moles are easy to excise, I do recommend their removal. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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