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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 found that I have a dark mole near my anus. Should j get this checked by a dermatologist?

I found that I have a dark mole near my anus. Should j get this checked by a dermatologist?

Yes: Yes. Some recommend you have a total body scan yearly by derm to check for suspicious moles. ...Read more

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I have a mole on the rim of my anus. I'm concerned it may be cancerous, I'm not comfortable addressing the issue in person. I have a picture.

I have a mole on the rim of my anus. I'm concerned it may be cancerous, I'm not comfortable addressing the issue in person. I have a picture.

Not likely Cancer: You can't go through life wondering and believe me doctors don't have a problem dealing with this stuff. Find a tough guy general surgeon in your area, maybe with a military background, and man up and see him.
Afterwards you may just become a perfect a-hole. The founder of HT says humor is good, right? ...Read more

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I recently noticed these brown moles (look a like)around my anus I'm really concerned I have pictures to show!

I recently noticed these brown moles (look a like)around my anus I'm really concerned I have pictures to show!

Perianal moles: I am sorry but we can not see your photograph on this portion of healthtap. You wrote into the medical education portion of Healthtap. For diagnostic/ treatment services consider Health Tap Concierge or Prime. ...Read more

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There's a small moveable mole like bump on my vagina at the opening near the anal area its painless and it doesn't itch. What can it be?

There's a small moveable mole like bump on my vagina at the opening near the anal area its painless and it doesn't itch. What can it be?

Bartholin's cyst: But it could be a variety of other lesions some of which will require excision for cure or diagnosis. Discuss with your gynecologist if this becomes worse or does not resolve in 7-10 days, . ...Read more

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Is it common for moles to b in your anal n vaginal area?

Needs to be seen!: It is not so uncommon for a general ob/gyn to find moles or areas of skin pigmentation in the vaginal area on routine exams. While in most cases it is probably a benign finding, they might represent areas of 'dysplasia' or precancerous changes caused by hpv virus. The area should be examined and biopsied by an ob/gyn. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What is a mole?

What is a mole?

Moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...Read more

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What causes a mole to itch?

What causes a mole to itch?

Itchy mole: Dryness, trauma, healing from trauma, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What causes a partial mole?

What causes a partial mole?

Partial molar preg: Partial molar pregnancy. An egg is fertilized by two sperm. The placenta becomes the molar growth. Any fetal tissue that forms is likely to have severe defects. ...Read more

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Might a removed mole be mightcerous?

Yes it can be: Moles are removed because they can grow to become melanoma and often it is difficult to tell the difference between a mole and early melanoma. So removal of moles is common practice and the need to be examined under the microscope to make sure they are benign. If they are cancerous (called melanoma) a wider excision (more surgery) is recommended. ...Read more

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When should you have a mole inspected?

When should you have a mole inspected?

At least yearly: Board certified dermatologists are experts in diagnnosis and treatment of all disorders of the hair skin and nails.
Their extennsive training allows them to evaluate moles and to determine if they are suspicious and need removal. Currently melanoma accounts for many deaths every year. If melanoma is found early it can be treated, if found late it can be deadly. Early detection is the key. ...Read more

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Mole just disappeared, is that normal?

Yes: Sometimes the immune system gets angry with them and removes them. Nobody understands why. Often such nevi that will fully or partially regress develop a pale halo around them before they vanish. ...Read more

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What would happem if I removed a mole?

Don't play doctor: What is your background training? How do you know that their is? I recommend seeing a doctor to diagnose and treat it. If need sent for pathology (microscopic examination). ...Read more

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I have a mole that is changing color?

I have a mole that is changing color?

Mole: Color change of a mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Suggest you set up an annual skin check with a local dermatologist. You can find a dermatologist covered by your insurance by looking on your insurance provider website. ...Read more

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What to look for in a mole you? Ve always had?

What to look for in a mole you? Ve always had?

Nevus: Changes in color, size, irregular borders, ulceration or symptoms such as pain, itching etc are changes that should prompt you to have it checked by an specialist (dermatologist of plastic surgeon) best to you. ...Read more

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Is a tingling mole bad?

Is a tingling mole bad?

Yes: Melanoma can cause burning and pain, particularly when it grows deeper into the skin. A mole should never itch, burn, or cause pain. When it does, that is a sure sign that you should see your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is a vascular mole?

Possible angioma: There are many types of "moles." a mole really is a new growth in the skin but it's more of a lay-term than a professional one. Vascular moles could be small blood vessel filled dots on the skin which are inherited and look cherry red. These lesions are called angiomas. They can be easily treated if that's what they are, with many different therapies including intense pulsed light. ...Read more

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What is a barnacle mole?

Seborrheic keratosis: Very common in people over 30 we call them barnacles or youth spots. No danger. They can be easily removed, commonly w freezing by liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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Cream of small black mole?

Cream of small black mole?

Please resumbit: With a clear description of condition and a specific question. ...Read more

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Is a mole always cancerous?

Mole: The vast majority of moles are not cancerous and never will become cancerous. ...Read more

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Cancerous mole on my back?

See a dermatologist: If there is a concern you should see your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's a mole removal like?

Very minor.: See your dermatologist. Depending on size, suspicion of irregularities etc, will depend on how it is removed, but usually a very minor proceedure. ...Read more

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What does mole removal cost?

What does mole removal cost?

Mole removal: Cost will vary based on several factors--who removes it (primary md vs specialist), where it is removed (office, surgery center, vs hospital), and whether you have insurance or not. This may be covered by insurance so you should check with your provider to see if you have a deductible to pay and who are participating providers. It can be removed by pcp, derm, general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Made mole bleed what do I do?

Made mole bleed what do I do?

Stop picking: See a doctor to get it removed and if it looks suspicious she will biopsy it as well. ...Read more

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Itchy mole! What does it mean?

Itchy mole! What does it mean?

Itchy Mole: An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your derm asap! ...Read more

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How does a cancerous mole look?

How does a cancerous mole look?

ABCD: Just remember the abc's.
A- asymmetric or irregular
b- bleeds
c- color changes
d- diameter or size enlargement. ...Read more

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Why does my mole have dry skin?

Irritation: If your mole has been present for many years and has recently changed with surface dryness, it may be irritated by clothing or rubbing from other surfaces. If there is a change in the size, shape, or color of the mole, have it checked by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does a biopsied mole grow back?

Does a biopsied mole grow back?

Mole biopsy: It depends on the type of mole biopsied. If your mole is raised and a shave biopsy was done the mole could grow back. Intradermal and compound nevi have a deep component so if the biopsy is a shave, the deeper component may grow back but this may take a long time. ...Read more

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What does a bleeding mole mean?

What does a bleeding mole mean?

Concerning: It is impossible to say without a full exam. Any bleeding mole should be evaluated immediately by a board certified dermatologist. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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