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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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What happens if my mole grows and i've picked? Really scared?

What happens if my mole grows and i've picked? Really scared?

Have it checked: Don't panic -- it may be totally benign but irritated ; have a dermatologist analyze it. ...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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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

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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