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I have a mole that has grown larger in size. What shouldi do?

I have a mole that has grown larger in size. What shouldi do?

Get it checked: You may or may not have a problem but any mole or pigmented lesion that is changing should be look at by your pcp or a dermatologist and evaluated on short order. As a lay person, you are not in a position to know the warning signs or symptoms or could mistake abnormal for normal. Do not chance it! get it looked at and make sure. Sometimes things belong in a jar and not on your body! best 2 u! ...Read more

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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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My skin mole is a little uneven in color, size is approximately 5 mm?

My skin mole is a little uneven in color, size is approximately 5 mm?

MOLE UNEVEN IN COLOR: IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT IT, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. HE OR SHE WILL PUT YOUR MIND TO REST. ...Read more

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I have a mole that is changing color ?

I have a mole that is changing color 

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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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My friend has a mole and the top layer has peeled off, and its a reddy colour, what should he do?

See dermatologist: Your friend should go to see a dermatologist. Any changing mole - bleeding, bigger, become irregular, different colors, itchy etc- warrants evaluation from doctor/dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it normal to develop a new mole on the face after age 40?

Is it normal to develop a new mole on the face after age 40?

See dermatologist: There are 4 reasons to remove a skin mole. 1) the possibility of cancerous change occurring in a mole sometime in the future (a pre-cancerous active junctional mole); 2) a suspected cancerous change in an existing or new mole, where removal is diagnostic and therapeutic; 3) cosmetic reasons; 4) functional and anatomical changes occurring in a mole. See a dermatologist for assurance ...Read more

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Dr removed small (4mm) mole. Said he is 99.9% confident it is aytipical from visual/dermoscope evaluation and that he would be shocked if otherwis. Would he be so confident if there was a concern?

Dr removed small (4mm) mole.  Said he is 99.9% confident it is aytipical from visual/dermoscope evaluation   and that he would be shocked if otherwis.  Would he be so confident if there was a concern?

Experience: A large body of experience over time allows a physician to develop a sense of confidence when visually inspecting a skin lesion. Most of the time, they are accurate. A biopsy sent to pathology is the best way to confirm our diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that changed from pink to a freckle kind of colour. Is this ok or should I get it checked out?

Get it checked.: Any time you notice a new or changing mole, it's a good idea to have it looked at by a doctor. Melanoma (the worst-case-scenario) is a potentially deadly skin cancer. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more