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Consuklt a dermatolo: A skin specialist (dermatologist) is the best doctor to advise you about how to take care of your moles. You should have yourself examined and follow the advice of a dermatologist as some of these moles can change into a melanoma which is a dangerous type of skin cancer. Any mole can be removed if needed. ...Read more
I have always had birthmarks and moles but lately they've been popping out and I've noticed two large pink discolorations on my chest appear.
Change needs eval: Any changing lesion and be evaluated by a dermatologist". ...Read more
You did what?: Unless you are experienced at this doing that yourself is very dangerous. The brown dots could be coagulated blood, residual pigmented tissue or possibly healing tissue called granulation buds. Irregaurdless you need to have this looked at. It is very likely some debridement or other surgical work as well as a biopsy of any residual tissue. ...Read more
I've always had a flat mole on my face. It looks more like a birthmark than a real mole, so could it be cancerous?
What to do if I have a birthmark (raised mole) in the middle of my eyebrows and I don't know if I want to remove it but I'm sick of bullies?
This is a good:
Question, although it would be helpful to know if this were bullying in the workplace, by supervisors, coworkers, etc.
Regardless, before deciding to change yourself, at least you may wish to speak with a therapist about how to better strategize ways to interact more effectively with those who are treating you in immature ways that are based upon a birthmark. ...Read more
Is it safe to remove moles with your fingernails? My sister (almost 17) does it and a non birthmark mole she removed turned a light brown color.
My 4yr old has always had a flat light brown birthmark/mole on top of his bum. I noticed it has got darker and raised. Is this normal?
I m having big birthmark on my right leg. Its brown in colour n has many moles on it. Hw to get rid of it. Plz I need help. As its very embarrasing?
Excision: There is no food way to completely eliminate this without the use of surgical excision. ...Read more
Recently discovered a birthmark/mole looking spot on my vulva. Not sure how long it's been there. Irregular borders and a little darker than my skin?
Have it checked: Best to have it checked by a dermatologist. Dermatologists are trained to look at all skin, no matter where on the body it is. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Any change in a skin lesion needs to be examined. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can a birthmark turn into cancer? I have had this mole on my leg since I was born. Its now raised and somewhat changing color...Cancer or harmless?
I have a HUGE light brown birthmark on my stomach, along with dark raised moles. I also have new dark freckles appearing randomly. Dermatologist time?
If your birth mark: Has never been checked by a dermatologist and you are getting new or different moles, it is a good idea to have a skin check by a dermatologist. At your age, they will probably find that everything is OK, and recommend that you visit them periodically, but it's best to check. ...Read more
My son was born with a birthmark on his belly. Since march it has grown 4 mole-like dots on it. Should I take him to a doctor?
Better safe. ..: Given that you have noted a change that is not temporary, I would have it checked by his doctor. They can help you decide whether to wait or to get a specialty opinion from a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a painful brown spot on the bottom of my toe. It looks like a birthmark more than anything its not in the form of a blister or a mole.?
Have it: Checked. It could one of many things like a wart etc. How long has it been there, did it grow, change size? ...Read more
Many: It all depends on size of the lesion, location of the lesion, and experience of the surgeon. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon are both good choices. ...Read more
Have it examined: I recommend you visit your doctor who can examine it. You can then talk about whether you should have a biopsy to find out more information. ...Read more
Yes: If it is a typical hemangioma, most of the times yes! The general rule of thumb is that 90% are gone by 9 yrs of age, 70% are resolved by age 7, and 50% are gone by age 5. So, be patient and know that most will spontaneously disappear. If it is in a worrisome location (eg. Eyelid, nasal passage, etc), your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment to get rid of it earlier. ...Read more
I have a cluster of brown blistery almost resemble light colore moles I've had them for a couple of years not sure what they are I have pictures to s?
Need pictures/locati: Need to see pictures. Where are they on your skin? ...Read more
I have had a few moles/growths pop up on my back recently, my recommendations where I can go to get them checked or removed please. I have a smart essential plan. Don’t think it’s covered in my plan but I am just looking for assistance on where to go?
GP or Dermatologist:
Most primary care doctors will have training in how to check moles and if they require removal are often able to do so. Alternatively a dermatologist or plastic surgeon could also be useful, particularly the dermatologist since this is their area. Here's some recommended dermatologists in the Johannesburg area if that's any help:
http://dermatologistsinjohannesburg. Co.za ...Read more
I had a shave biopsy done on a mole, but after the shave the mole looks like it’s still there. Is this normal?
Yes: It means that the deep part of the nevus remains in the skin. The procedure removed only the surface. Ask the person who did the biopsy. Why the biopsy? Lab report? ...Read more
I have a mole on my face that has been since child. Last 6 months it’s producing foul sebum. Only once did it swell up and then go down.
Do you get annual: Head to toe checks of your skin? If not, sound like it may be a good time for a dermatological evaluation. Take care. ...Read more