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Moles On Your Scalp
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Nevus sebaceous: This is probably a lesion that was present at or shortly after birth. At the time of puberty, hormones often make the lesion become more raised and it develops an orange color. These lesions may remain unchanged for a lifetime, but they can develop tumors such as basal cell carcinoma and syringocystadenoma papilliforum. If it is changing, see a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, have it examined. And if ok, have it re-examined yearly by dermatologist. ...Read more
Intradermal nevus: The color of intradermal nevi may be white in an otherwise white person. If there has been any change in size, color, contour of the nevus or bleeding, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Molee: Usually a small red mole is not dangerous and if it, s size shape and color do not change you have nothing to worry about. However if there is a change I would let a physician have a look at it. ...Read more
I have white moles on my scalp. I do not scratch them. Some are scabbing over. Should I be concerned?
Very dry scalp with mole on scalp that recently had pieces fall off, could the dry scalp cause the mole to shed skin too?
I have a flesh colour mole on my scalp, had it all my life, but I do think it is a little larger but I'm unsure could this be cancerous?
It's possible: It doesn't sound too concerning since it's been there your whole life. However, if it's getting larger, you really should have it looked at and possibly removed. The only way to know if something is skin cancer is to biopsy it. And rarely, melanomas can be flesh colored. Let a doctor decide whether it needs to be removed. And avoid sun exposure on your scalp! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 6 mm congenital mole on my scalp- it's pink and I get it checked every 6 months. Always fine. Should I get it removed? Any need?
I have a pink bump on scalp for years. Its thesamebcolor of thescalp except that its a little pinkish brown in color. It has a few pores and moles
Remove It!: It sounds like it's irritative. These should be removed. If your physician does not do this then you should be referred. Make sure it is sent for pathologic analysis. Wish you well! ...Read more
My son has 3mm mole not round shape with black colour and indian...in right side scalp. How long does it take to heal after surgical remove of mole.
Depends on method: Moles can be removed by shave or saucerization and the wound is allowed to heal, sort of like a scraped knee. Another method is to cut deeper and then close the wound with stitiches. With the shave/saucer method it can take several days to up to a month to heal. With stitches, they are usually removed 10-14 days after removal. In either case, it takes about a year for scar to get to its best. ...Read more
Hello I am in need of some assistance. It would be greatly appreciated if I could just get a professional analysis of a mole on my scalp. I have a pic?
Son age 8/dark mole on scalp has been there for several years/smaller than pencil eraser but irregular borders/new lighter smaller one above it.
Mole: Although the mole has been there for a period of time it would be prudent to show it to your pediatrician ...Read more
I have a mole on my scalp covered by hair that is raise, the size of a pencil eraser and black, pink, and occasionally bleeds after washing my hair.?
Excise changing mole: Any pigmented lesion that is larger than 6mm, changes color, itches, bleeds, has irregular borders with or without a personal or family history of melanoma should have the lesion biopsied. If possible most often these lesions undergo an excisional biopsy. See your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist to have it addressed soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal: Typically if a mole specimen is going to be sent for biopsy, the area is numbed with a tiny needle and then removed with a blade or scalpel. Other treatment includes freezing a wart with liquid nitrogen (stings for a few minutes due to the extreme coldness of the spray). Talk to your physician about all options. ...Read more
Any bump on scalp that doesn't change or grow isn't cancer? Because I have a pink bump for years with no change or growth. Pink bump with moles on it.
Scalp lesion: Send a picture of itGet a more detailed answer ›