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Why I keep getting moles/birthmarks on my face? Is there a way to get rid of them?

Why I keep getting moles/birthmarks on my face? Is there a way to get rid of them?

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

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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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How do you get rid of birthmarks and moles? Go to plastic surgeon or derm clinic or spa?

How do you get rid of birthmarks and moles? Go to plastic surgeon or derm clinic or spa?

Derm or plastic: This requires surgery. Laser can improve red birth marks only. Dermatologist will have more expertise in diagnosis of different kinds of birth marks and their implications nd perform total body exam. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get a birthmark/mole removed?

How much does it cost to get a birthmark/mole removed?

Depends: If you are asking the actual dollar cost, there is huge variation depending upon where the procedure is done, what the birthmark is exactly, and the technique used. Ask the doctor is the best answer. ...Read more

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Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Maliganat % of mole: There are a small % of birthmarks that have the potential of becoming cancerous. Best to see a doctor in person for examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I cut off a raised birthmark / mole and tiny brown dots appeared in wound?

What does it mean if I cut off a raised birthmark / mole and tiny brown dots appeared in wound?

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

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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?

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?

Not likely: If it has been there and not changed for a long time, then it is very very unlikely to b anything to be concerned about. When moles change either in shape, size, color, or texture then there is concern for it transforming into a cancer and t should be checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Don't pick at moles: Injury to a mole can make the mole change and changing moles need to be excised. You need to let your sister know this as well so that both of you don't pick at moles. ...Read more

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Is it normal just get a birthmark or mole on the labia major?

No: If you have a mole or birthmark on the labia my recommendation is to have evaluation by a doctor to make sure it isn't cancer. If it is benign then you don't need to worry. ...Read more

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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?

Difficult to answer: Without a visual. If present since birth (ie, birthmark) then probably benign, but if you are concerned have it looked at by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my stomach that was flat and now it's bulging out. It's a birthmark.

Dermatologist: Any change in a skin lesion needs to be examined. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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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

Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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