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Are moles on top of scalp normal?

Are moles on top of scalp normal?

Can be: They can be "normal" but I would keep a close eye on them for any changes in shape, size, and color. It is important to have a full body skin exam done by your dermatologist once a year and to let them know of any changes that have occurred in the mole (s). ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

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


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Is it normal for children to have moles on scalp?

Is it normal for children to have moles on scalp?

Have it checked out: This is not rare but you should have this checked out by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Some of these moles in kids can be concerning and require removal. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Strange mole on my scalp: http://i.Imgur. Com/5xk3k9t.Jpg should I be worried?

Strange mole on my scalp: http://i.Imgur. Com/5xk3k9t.Jpg should I be worried?

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

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I have a mole like thing on my scalp. Is this something to be concerned about.

I have a mole like thing on my scalp. Is this something to be concerned about.

Yes: Yes, have it examined. And if ok, have it re-examined yearly by dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a raised white mole on my scalp, is it normal for them to be white?

I have a raised white mole on my scalp, is it normal for them to be white?

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

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I'm concerned about this small, red mole on my scalp: http://goo. Gl/56jwfr. Should I be worried?

I'm concerned about this small, red mole on my scalp: http://goo. Gl/56jwfr. Should I be worried?

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

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I have white moles on my scalp. I do not scratch them. Some are scabbing over. Should I be concerned?

I have white moles on my scalp. I do not scratch them. Some are scabbing over. Should I be concerned?

See a doctor: Mole should not be scabbing over. The lesions may not be moles. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

No need: Also no need to keep checking it. A small, pink congenital nevus on the scalp does not need to be monitored. The chance of current or future malignancy in this is very close to 0. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

Moles: Most new moles or changing moles that have changes in size, color, dimension, shape, depth need evaluation in person. Biopsies are commonly obtained for confirmation. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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Getting a mole/wart thing on my scalp removed. What can I expect?

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

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I have 4 new moles on scalp can they be skin cancer?

I have 4 new moles on scalp can they be skin cancer?

Not sure: Sorry, but without looking and feeling, really unable to tell. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have moles on my scalp - should I see a doctor or a dermatologist to have them removed?

Mole: See a dermatologist (most training in skin cancer detection) to evaluate not only the scalp but the entire body for melanoma. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has a black spot on his scalp. It is the size of a small mole, it is soft and doesn't seem to bother him. Any idea what it is?

My 4 year old son has a black spot on his scalp. It is the size of a small mole, it is soft and doesn't seem to bother him. Any idea what it is?

Likely a mole: Skin imperfections are common and appear more & more as you age. I would have the kids doc look at it at his next visit to assess it's character. Most are quite innocent in that age group. ...Read more

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Brownish spot on toddler scalp front of head. Seems to have grown within last couple days. It doesn't look perfectly round like a mole. Raised skin?

Brownish spot on toddler scalp front of head. Seems to have grown within last couple days. It doesn't look perfectly round like a mole. Raised skin?

Brownish spot: The brownish spot may be due to a patch of cradle cap or seborrhoea. Have your doctor to confirm disgnosis ...Read more

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I had a mole removed on scalp and there is now a black scab over the top of the excision site. Been 7 days since stitches removed. Any need for worry?

I had a mole removed on scalp and there is now a black scab over the top of the excision site. Been 7 days since stitches removed. Any need for worry?

No: On the scalp it is common to have adherent scabs because of hairs trapped in the scab. It will be black from old blood. If you cannot tease it off or wash it off, your Dr can easily remove it. This may involve gently cutting hairs under the scab. ...Read more

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Pink, raised, mole on my scalp since I was young It’s never caused me problems or been sore always remained smooth 2 days ago scabbed over got worse?

Pink, raised, mole on my scalp since I was young It’s never caused me problems or been sore always remained smooth 2 days ago scabbed over got worse?

See doctor: The change you described in the mole warrants an evaluation and you should see a doctor. Discuss if the lesion should be excised and tissue sent to a pathologist for examination.
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Hi I am extremely worried, I have a red mole or lump on my scalp and its burning and itching for a few months now on my right side of head?

Hi I am extremely worried, I have a red mole or lump on my scalp and its burning and itching for a few months now on my right side of head?

Worried: Get it checked. The red color could be indication for some type of hemangioma. I doubt that this is a cancer as it would usually not be red or itchy. Other thoughts would be psoriasis or some type of fungal infection. Either way after two months it is not going away. Get checked! ...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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Nevi (Definition)

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