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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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I have a mole that hurts when pressed that is down from my armpit but in line with my breast. Can you give me any advice?

I have a mole that hurts when pressed that is down from my armpit but in line with my breast. Can you give me any advice?

See dermatologist: A change in a mole- appearance, pain, itching- should prompt a visit to the dermatologist for examination

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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