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Mole With Red Ring Around It
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I have a small mole with a circle red ring around it but the red has started cracking and I dunno if there is something to be worried about?
Needs evaluation: It could be infected, irritated or changing. Either way you need to be seen and evaluated and likely have it removed and sent to pathology. They can then tell what is going on. Don't delay. ...Read more
I have a small blackish mole with a red/brown ring around it. I am very worried and I am hoping its not cancer. If it is cancer is it in early stages?
Pigmented lesion: Melanoma can occur at a young age, so having an odd looking, multicolored, or irregularly pigmented lesion seen and removed is worthwhile. Only good pathologic exam of the removed specimen can determine reliably how deep (advanced) it is if it is malignant. Don't delay having it seen by someone who can help. ...Read more
Recently had a mole on the back of my neck removed. After 2 weeks it has grown back black as well as with a red ring around it. Could this be dangerous?
Need more info: All depends on how the mole was removed and was it sent for microscopic examination? Did the doctor do a punch biopsy or cut it out with a scalpel and then suture it closed? The red ring could be indication of beginning infection. Please get back to the doctor who took the mole off and ask him/her the answers to the questions I just posed. ...Read more
I have a raised white mole that has gotten bigger with a small red ring around it and also itches at times. Should I be concerned?
Since changing: Have your doctor evaluate it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?
Mole then thin ring of normal skin, then dark red discolored ring (odd shaped ~2mm). Mole is slightly raised, no pain/itch/mucus. No history.
Mole?: Best to see in person term examine and punch biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more
Could the change of the mole on my arm be serious? Recently a very small mole on my arm has become darker and smaller. It has a small red ring around it. It doesn't hurt at all only a little when I poke it. Also it definitely wants to come off but I'm not
You have mentioned two of the warning signs of melanoma (change in size and two different colors).
While I don't really have enough medical information to give you a diagnosis, considering that melanoma is one of the most deadly cancers, and the incidence has skyrocketed, the best and safest thing to do is see a dermatologist and have it biopsied as soon as possible. ...Read more
I am worried about a mole on My boob it's been present 10yr+bits stared itching and has a red ring around it in worried?
See dermatologist: I always recommend evaluating and even having a biopsy of any skin lesion that has a change such as itching, growing bleeding etc. There is no way to determine what you have via the computer so please be safe and have it examined ...Read more
I have a mole on right side ov my boob and its stated itching every now n then and now has developed a red ring around it and also very dry?
I have a small blackish bump on my leg, it has a red ring around it, and I am not sure if it is a mole or not. What is it and what should I do?
See a dermatologist!: Any time there is a pigmented lesion (one with color), and sometimes even a non-pigmented lesion, it is necessary to have them examined by a dermatologist. The red ring could simply indicate inflammation but the fact that it may be new to you or is a changing lesion is a real indication to have this examined by a professional. ...Read more
I have a mole that hasn't ever changed except 2day it developed a red ring around it. Not tender. What r possible causes of this?? Could it b bad sign?
Ask your dermatologi: St for sure. If your dermatologist has been keeping a mole map on you, then if something is irregular about it, they are the first and best one's to definitely discuss it with. Need to see why you see a red ring? Is there any pimple, folliculitis around it? Is it blood vessels, or just a reddish color? The physical exam/inspection is key to determining if it's normal changes, or not. Call your Dr. ...Read more
I have a raised mole on my chest that I've had for a long time. I noticed that if I look closely it has a slight red ring. I'm 19. Should I be worried?
Check it about once a month. If it gets bigger, irregular, bleeds or ulcerated, see your doctor. It would be a good idea to take a picture of the lesion so that you can compare the picture rather relying on your memory of the appearance of the lesion.
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Had a large mole burned of at the dermatolist.5 days ago it has a red ring around. Could it be infected or is this a healing process. Hurts a little?
Normal: Often you will have a healing read ring around the area. If the redness gets worse or it becomes painful then check with provider ...Read more
I had a mole that recently peeled off its top layer now it's starting to fade away. Is this normal? Flat, no pain or redness.
I scraped my mole a month ago and now the scrape healed but there is a little redness and the mole came back a bit darker will my mole go to its orgin?
It may: A mole or nevus is a benign skin growth that can easily be removed in the office with local anesthesia. Depending on the depth of the lesion and the technique used for removal, the mole may return if not removed completely. As the growth is benign this occurrence is not alarming. You can have your doctor take a look at the area if you are concerned. A biopsy can easily be performed to be sure. ...Read more
I recently noticed a new mole. It's small and round, but there is redness around the mole. Is it dangerous?
See doc: Unfortunately, the description you provided is not enough to tell whether it's dangerous or not. Seeing it would be a way better way to tell. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more
I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?
Worrying doesn't: Help. I would recommend a biopsy since its 2mm this would be a minor in office procedure that a dermatologist could perform on the spot. ...Read more
Small mole, slightly raised. Med to darker brown in color. Has redness around it. Have had the redness for a while. Should I be concerned?
Need for examination: If there are recent changes in the appearance of the mole, especially redness around it, it would be prudent to have a doctor examine it. ...Read more
I've always had quite a large mole. Never had any issues. There is redness around it. To touch it feels like a spot under the skin. Should I worry?
Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?
I have a mole on my face and it has swollen and has redness around it. It is also abit warm and is slightly tingly. What could it be?
Infection: Get a doctor to evaluate this mole. It appears to be infected but if not the doctor will be able to decide whether you need to see a dermatologist or not ...Read more
I have this small mole on my leg that doesn't really break the ABC's of melanoma but has a small black dot in it. No redness or change in size.
Lesion?: If concerned enough to write here on HealthTap, BEST to seek in person examination and bx.... ...Read more
I scratched a mole on my upper back. It bled, scabbed and healed. Doctor wasn't worried. Since then, there is redness around where scabbed. Red flag?
I have a flat pink scar on my face from mole removal, how to I reduce redness and as I am prone to keloids is there any chance it could develop to one?
Neocutis Peche.: I use a product from neocutis called peche as a redness reducer in scarred areas. It is also important to avoid sun exposure to scarred areas especially in the early stages. Given your tendency to keloid I would recommend this as a first step and avoid more traumatic treatments. ...Read more
Pimple under mole, popped it, white stuff and blood came out. Redness still around mole, pain is less now. Pcp said infection not to worry. Should i?
Usually self-healing: A young, healthy person with a popped pimple on her face usually heals easily. The face has great blood flow to help carry away damaged material and to bring nutrients and white blood cells to the wound for quick healing. Sometimes, antibiotics are needed... but usually not. However, if a person tends to have cystic acne, that's a different situation. ...Read more