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My dad scratch a mole on his face and accidentally pulled it off. It won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

My dad scratch a mole on his face and accidentally pulled it off. It won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

Apply pressure: Apply firm pressure for 10 minutes. If he is taking a blood thinning medication, and/or aspirin, apply pressure for 15-20 minutes. No peeking! If it is still bleeding, apply pressure again and take to an Emergency Room or Urgent Care. If it is stopped, apply a nonadherent dressing/bandage and clean it twice a day with mild soap and water. If there is any sign of infection, see a doctor. ...Read more

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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I just scratched a mole on my arm gently and it started bleeding, should I have it looked at?

I just scratched a mole on my arm gently and it started bleeding, should I have it looked at?

Yes: Don't want to alarm, but IMO any mole that misbehaves, including bleeding with minor irritation, should be taken VERY seriously. It is probably not melanoma, but this could be an early warning and you can never be too careful with this disease. It is a killer. And it can be cured if found and treated early. See someone and if they are unimpressed, ask why it bled and what if it IS a melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a mole that I had for months but its finally got bigger and sore I scratch it by mistake and it was bleeding and pussing up?

I have a mole that I had for months but its finally got bigger and sore I scratch it by mistake and it was bleeding and pussing up?

Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to biopsy or remove the lesion. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a mole on my cheek. It's been there a while. I scratched & it started bleeding with a slight burn. Should I be scared?

I have what seems to be a mole on my cheek. It's been there a while. I scratched & it started bleeding with a slight burn. Should I be scared?

Get a medical check: Any mole that bleeds needs to be examined by a physician. It may be something benign requiring removal or it can be a melanoma which is a dangerous type of skin cancer. Please go see a doctor and request that this mole be removed. A dermatologist may be the best specialist to handle it. If you do not know a dermatologist, go see your family doctor for initial assessment and advice. ...Read more

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I noticed I was bleeding after scratching the other day. It happened again today. No mole before but it's a perfect circle and bleeds easily. Cancer?

I noticed I was bleeding after scratching the other day. It happened again today. No mole before but it's a perfect circle and bleeds easily. Cancer?

Unlikely: What you described is unlikely to be cancer. Could it be that you had in insect bite, e.g. tick bite and the bleeding is from the bite and scratching. Perfect circle also suggest erythema marginatum. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination and may be tests for Lyme disease. Consult this site for more info:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ticks/symptoms. Html ...Read more

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Dog scratched a mole on my stomach and the bleeding seems to be somewhat continuous. How do I stop it?

Dog scratched a mole on my stomach and the bleeding seems to be somewhat continuous. How do I stop it?

Bleeding mole: Apply pressure until bleeding stops, apply antibiotic ointment until it heals, don't pick at it, see a doctor if it does not heal in 10 days. ...Read more

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I accidentally scratched a mole under my breast and it started bleeding. What should I do?

I accidentally scratched a mole under my breast and it started bleeding. What should I do?

Give it time to stop: Give the mole time to stop bleeding and then have a dermatologist or GYN MD evaluate the mole to see if it is problematic and needs removal. ...Read more

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Can scratching a mole and making it bleed cause it to become cancerous?

No: Scratching a mole will not make it become cancer. However, if you were scratching it does it itch? Itching is a concerning symptom that makes doctors more suspicious that a mole could be cancer. Moles are easily removed. It is often an office procedure. Please see your doctor or surgeon to have it evaluated to know for sure if it needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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My fiance scratched a mole and made it bleed. Should we be worried? He accidentally scratched. It was not itching.

See your derm: Scratching a mole and making it bleed is not a sign of cancer. However having a mole that itches and bleeds can be. It is always safest to show this lesion to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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Very Small black mole like dots on chest and clavicle. Bleed when try to remove or scratch.?

See doctor: It is not a good idea to scratch a mole, It would be prudent to see a doctor and consider getting it removed and have the tissue examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What does a bleeding mole mean?

What does a bleeding mole mean?

Concerning: It is impossible to say without a full exam. Any bleeding mole should be evaluated immediately by a board certified dermatologist. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Sounds like you: Cut into a vascular structure. Apply pressure to allow this to clot. If unable to control bleeding seek medical care. ...Read more

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Just had a mole removed and there is some bleeding coming through the bandage. Is this normal?

Just had a mole removed and there is some bleeding coming through the bandage. Is this normal?

Could be.: Generally bandages are big enough to control post op bleeding, but occasionally not. Related to size and number of blood vessels injured and whether or not you ar taking medications that alter clotting. Aspirin and other non steroidal anti inflammatories such as Motrin can interfere. If you continue bleeding you should all your surgeon. Direct pressure always stops bleeding. ...Read more

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I've hit the mole on my back and now it's bleeding bit I've put a dressing on it should it we fine?

I've hit the mole on my back and now it's bleeding bit I've put a dressing on it should it we fine?

Unable to tell: Online. Try some antibiotic ointment under the dressing if you are worried (keeps bleeding, unusual border, abnormal color) get it checked. ...Read more

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Hey I have a tiny mole and picked it it was bleeding so I cleaned it and put a plaster on what else should I do?

Hey I have a tiny mole and picked it it was bleeding so I cleaned it and put a plaster on what else should I do?

Monitor: You did the correct process. Now just keep it clean and some antibiotic cream on it. Monitor the area and see if it grows back rapidly and changes color or is irregular. Often the moles are scratched off and do not return. COntinue to watch for infection around the area. ...Read more

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Ok, I cut a mole, I got the bleeding under control, but the tip is still hanging on a little, but not enough that I could just p. ..?

Ok, I cut a mole, I got the bleeding under control, but the tip is still hanging on a little, but not enough that I could just p. ..?

Please see your doc: To say that cutting the mole yourself was not a good idea cannot be understated. Please see your primary doctor asap. They may have the tools to complete the removal of mole and make sure there is no immediately concerning issues with the area. The cut mole may need to be sent to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more

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Hi! I accidentally broke open a mole today! There was a little bleeding, but I am still worried. Should I do anything about it? Thank you!

Hi! I accidentally broke open a mole today! There was a little bleeding, but I am still worried. Should I do anything about it? Thank you!

Mole: It should heal without any problem, make sure you washed the area and keep it clean. Any mole that is changing or new should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Remember to wear sunscreen. ...Read more

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My son has a mole that is bleeding and has scabbed is this safe?

Bleeding mole: This may be a matter of simple trauma to the mole or it may be an indication of a more serious problem like a skin cancer. You absolutely must get this checked out by a dermatologist first hand. ...Do not wait. ...Read more

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I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

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

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Hi! I have a mole which is very painful. The pain started yesterday. No change of shape, no bleeding, no change of color, just the pain.

Painful Mole: Go get it removed this week. Do not wait. Even if it stops hurting. My cousin died of melanoma in his early 40's, don't put it off. ...Read more

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I self cut into a mole I think I hit a blood thing cause it won't stop bleeding it will slow down some but won't stop. Its been an hour now.

Apply pressure!: Apply pressure (firm pressure) directly on mole (can have gauze, bandaid or towel over it) for 10 straight minutes, without letting up. Elevate the area above your heart (if possible), too. Then be careful not to knock the clot off when you clean it for the next 2-3 days. If it doesn't stop, call your doc or go to an Urgent Care/ER. ...Read more

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My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

No: It is normal for small blood seepage to occur after mole removal, especially within the first 24 hours after surgery. If pain, redness, or fevers, chills, or swelling occur, contact you physician. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to peel off moles by bleeding them and then taking them off I tried this to some moles, and I am very worried I'm 16 years old?

Yes: Definitely do not try to take off your own moles. They may become infected and then you have much more to deal with. In addition, you want them taken off properly so they may be biopsied to make sure they're not bad or malignant. ...Read more

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I havea large raised mole its gotten larger recently, it has started to peel and is bleeding. The next drs appt is in 3 weeks, should I be seen sooner?

I havea large raised mole its gotten larger recently, it has started to peel and is bleeding. The next drs appt is in 3 weeks, should I be seen sooner?

Bleeding mole: Call the doctor's office and let them know the situation. There are always cancellations. Let them know that you are flexible. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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