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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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Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. Start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more

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I have a mole next to my eye. It doesn't hurt but should I get it removed?

I have a mole next to my eye. It doesn't hurt but should I get it removed?

Depends.: If it is growing or changing, then consider removal. Has it been there all your life? If so, then most likely it is not malignant. You need to see your eye md or dermatologist to make sure it is not malignant. ...Read more

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Peeled a mole off. Could it still be seen under a dermatoscope eventhough its not visible to the naked eye? Peeled this mole off 2 months ago. Worried that it cant be seen under a dermatoscope...

Peeled a mole off. Could it still be seen under a dermatoscope eventhough its not visible to the naked eye? Peeled this mole off 2 months ago. Worried that it cant be seen under a dermatoscope...

Prob no worry: Usually true moles cannot be peeled off as you described. Would observe the site carefully for a while...and if recurs, be seen by a dermatologist. Suggest not to peel off anything like this in the future. Instead, take a pic and see your doc if necessary ...Read more

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I have mole type thing in my left eye from 4-5 yrs I need help to remove it?

I have mole type thing in my left eye from 4-5 yrs I need help to remove it?

Need surveillance: Pigmented Moles on retina (eye) need close observation if exhibits any change or suspicious for melanoma need serious surgery. See your Eye doctor for appropriate referral. ...Read more

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I have a mole on the back of my eye it has whitespots on it what does it mean?

I have a mole on the back of my eye it has whitespots on it what does it mean?

Nothing serious: Any white spots in a mole mean that the mole is not homogeneous and the white spots are really the white of the eye (sclera) showing through or that those areas are depigmented. ...Read more

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I have just a small mole under my eyes but it's noticeable! How to get rid of it?

I have just a small mole under my eyes but it's noticeable! How to get rid of it?

Excise: Any mole, no matter what size in close proximity to the eye, usually lower lid should be surgically removed to evaluate histologically. If it turns out to be a melanoma then the corresponding parotid gland region should be watched carefully. ...Read more

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I have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

I have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

Eye lesion: Only by seeing it, a doc can tell whether it is in need of removal or can be left alone. If it is bothering you, this should come out. You may either send a pic or request a private consult through this site or see a physician locally. ...Read more

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What's the mole in my eye? How do I get rid of it?

Eye mole: Any growth on the eye should be examined by a specialist to determine if it is a benign growth or a skin cancer.
Most often it is a good idea to have a facial or oculoplastic surgen remove a growth from the eyelid. This may help to reduce notching or loss of eyelashes. ...Read more

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Can a mole in behind your eye be cancer or turn into cancer?

Can a mole in behind your eye be cancer or turn into cancer?

Possibly: Any mole anywhere can be cancerous. See a dermatologist to check it out. Make sure you wear sun block oceangirl. ...Read more

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A spot or speck under the upper lid of the eye that won't just go away? Could it be a mole?

A spot or speck under the upper lid of the eye that won't just go away? Could it be a mole?

See a doctor: Spots or specks may be a mole or other benign lesion or could be a skin cancer. If it's suspicious then you may need a biopsy. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked out by a specialist: dermatologist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a mole in the lacrimal in the right eye and I want to remove to waht doxtor shoul I go to?

I have a mole in the lacrimal in the right eye and I want to remove to waht doxtor shoul I go to?

Opthamologist: I would recommend going to an opthamologist (a md or do - not an optometrist - od) for the removal, but you may need to go to your primary care physician for a referal prior to seeing the opthamologist. ...Read more

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My son developed a pin sized dark red mark under his eye that I just noticed. It's flat and I can't feel it. It looks like a mole. What could it be?

My son developed a pin sized dark red mark under his eye that I just noticed. It's flat and I can't feel it. It looks like a mole. What could it be?

? pigmented mole.: Probably a pigmented mole, if he is well and has no other problems you could watch, if it is getting bigger, changes color, starts raising or the edges become irregular see a dermatologist. If you are worried see the doctor soon. ...Read more

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I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

Probably nothing: If the mole was benign, you are left with a hopefully insignificant scar which will not cause any problems. If the scar looks bad, it can be revised by an oculoplastic surgeon or a general plastic surgeon. The mole is not scar tissue as it presumably is gone. ...Read more

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Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Possible: Possible but unlikely if it was completely removed and was totally benign. If not totally benign, requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

Mole of eye: This question needs to be discussed with an ophthalmologist. Do you have photos of your retina? ...Read more

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I'm getting my mole removed in a couple hours using an eye shaped incision. I will be under local anesthesia, will it hirt?

No: The worst part of the operation will be getting an injection of local anesthetic around the mole. Some surgeons will ask for some sedation to be given which will make the procedure more pleasant. ...Read more

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I have a mole in the inner canthus of my eye. Had it since birth but it has been growing over the years and it itches/hurts at times.

Moles: No one like to have a procedure buy it is time to have it removed see a local plastic surgeon or opthamlogist for removal you will be glad you did cheers ...Read more

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