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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Overview)

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, a malignancy of melanocytes.


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What are the tests for moles?

What are the tests for moles?

Biopsy: A mole can be removed and sent for pathology to determine what kind of mole it is. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
1,061 doctors shared insights

Moles (Overview)

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, a malignancy of melanocytes.


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Are there harmful symptoms associated with moles?

Are there harmful symptoms associated with moles?

Not usually: Unless your mole becomes cancerous, meaning melanoma, then mole will not usually cause you any harmful symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating Moles (Checklist)

Photograph with a ruler next to the mole to show its size
2x year
Get a loved one to examine your back
4x year
If a mole changes (changes color, grows, bleeds, itches) see dr ASAP
once
Examine your own body
4x year
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Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

No: To the best of my knowledge there are no topical treatments that will make a mole go away. Nor are there any systemic herbal treatments that will do the same. ...Read more

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What is a good mole remover product?

What is a good mole remover product?

Shave or surgical: Moles can be removed effectively by being shaved with use of a device such as a hyfrecator for further ablation. Suspicious lesions should always be biopsied before being removed in this manner. Larger moles may be effectively removed by surgical excision also. There are no effective over the counter products or creams/ointments that safely and effectively remove moles. ...Read more

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Treating Moles (Tip)

Treating Moles

Do become concerned if a mole appears to change in size and color. ...See more

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I seem to be getting more moles on my body, should this be a concern?

ABCs (abacavir) of moles: Look at your moles according to the abcs (abacavir) as warning signs. Asymmetrical? Definite border? More than 1 color? Is diameter bigger than eraser on a pencil? Is it elevated? Does it feel funny or hurt? If these apply, get the mole checked out. For more explanation of the abcs (abacavir) check out: http://www.Afraidtoask.Com/skinca/skinwarning.Html worth getting a "total body check" from dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom ?

Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom ?

Visit a derm: Rmatologist. I would not draw any conclusions with regards to HIV bless you have reason to believe you have it, in which case, i would have that checked out even prior to going to the derm consult. ...Read more

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Are there harmful symptoms associated with moles?

Not usually: Unless your mole becomes cancerous, meaning melanoma, then mole will not usually cause you any harmful symptoms. ...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