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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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Hi. I have cut a small mole while shaving and this is not a first time. Is it ok to put the alcohol on the wound to disinfect it? Do i need to worry?

Hi. I have cut a small mole while shaving and this is not a first time. Is it ok to put the alcohol on the wound to disinfect it? Do i need to worry?

Keep it clean!: This should be no problem - it happens all the time. Any time you nick the skin, it is a good idea to apply first aid: clean with alcohol, and dab on triple-antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. The only time to worry would be if it starts to show signs of infection: redness, heat, pain, swelling, and drainage. ...Read more

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Can cutting part of your mole accidently while shaving make it malignant ? It happens to me very often while shaving. That part grows again.

Can cutting part of your mole accidently while shaving make it malignant ? It happens to me very often while shaving. That part grows again.

Cutting will not : Cutting off part of a mole when you shave will not make it turn malignant. Part of the mole you keep cutting is likely in the middle layer of the skin. When you shave off the top of it, the cells that are deeper down remain and regenerate the mole. That is why it grows back. There's nothing to worry about, but you could see your dermatologist to have it removed, just to eliminate the nuisance. ...Read more

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I've had a mole removed with shaving and laser cauterisation later. I now have a crater. What cream can I use to treat it?

I've had a mole removed with shaving and laser cauterisation later. I now have a crater. What cream can I use to treat it?

Scarring: This could be scarring. There's no cream which is effective for this. If the scar is growing, you should go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?

I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?

May need excision: There is professional debate about the removal of benign skin lesions - whether to shave them off or cut them out (excise them). Of course sometimes a darkened scar can be helped by topical applications of a skin-lightening prescription-medication-crème (e.g., hydroquinone). Nonetheless, sometimes the most effective treatment of a round scar from shave-removal is actual excision of the round scar. ...Read more

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I have cut a mole while i was shaving and it bled for awhile I have put a bandaid and neosporn on it since the incident. What will happen to my mole?

I have cut a mole while i was shaving and it bled for awhile I have put a bandaid and neosporn on it since the incident. What will happen to my mole?

It'll heal: You should be fine. This is very unlikely to turn it into cancer. You're young, probably just starting to shave, and this is one mole you may want to have off. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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I have a mole that's appeared on my virginia i noticed it when shaving i don't know if it's always been there? I don't think so i don't know what to d

I have a mole that's appeared on my virginia i noticed it when shaving i don't know if it's always been there? I don't think so i don't know what to d

Show it to your Gyne: Moles on vulva/vagina areas can be benign(if it is flat and of one color). Yet it can be a melanoma, a form of skin cancer( in case it has irregular borders and shows mixture of colors). A biopsy may be needed if it is suspicious. But only your doctor can help you in making this decision. So get it checked soon. ...Read more

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I have a 2 mm dark mole on my thigh on a hair root. I may have nicked it shaving but it had a tiny scab, I picked and it bled a lot. Should I worry?

I have a 2 mm dark mole on my thigh on a hair root. I may have nicked it shaving but it had a tiny scab, I picked and it bled a lot. Should I worry?

First let it heal: Then you can get a better picture of it. Remember ABCD. If it is asymmetric, with irregular borders, multiple colors, or a diameter greater than a pencil eraser, it needs to,be checked. If it is enlarging, or bleeding, or itchy, get it checked. And most of all, if you are worried, get it checked. Peace of mind is important too! Good luck! ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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