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Moles Bleeding From Scratching
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
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
My dog scratched me this moring on my chest. I have a mole there! Its been bleeding all day, what should I do?
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
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
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?
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
Dog scratched a mole on my stomach and the bleeding seems to be somewhat continuous. How do I stop it?
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
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
My fiance scratched a mole and made it bleed. Should we be worried? He accidentally scratched. It was not itching.
A mole on my back bleed like a teeny tiny bit of blood and then stoped, when I accidentally scratched it? Is this normal?
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
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
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
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?
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?
As I washed my face this morning the mole on it came off a little and started bleeding. It is bothering me. What should I do?
See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and see if it can easily removed. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a fairly new mole on my back that started bleeding out of nowhere. Now it looks black and feels hard. Could this be cancerous?
See a derm: It would be in your best interest to have your dermatologist look at it. ...Read more
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.
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
I have a weird mole that has started bleeding, is scaly, and is not round, you can hardly make out the edges. It is in the pubic area.
See your DR: An exam will determine if it needs to be removed and sent to a lab. ...Read more
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?
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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