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Moles On Your Scalp
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 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
I am experiencing moles. I have moles on my head scalp and am afraid of it because I don’t know where they come from and if they are dangerous.?
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 more
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
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 more
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.
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I have a raised mole on my scalp that is symmetrical, even-coloured, and has well-defined borders. With a normal-looking flat mole on top of it (symmetrical, even colour distribution.) It started to hurt like a pimple 2 days ago. Should I worry?
Best to see doctor: Since this mole has caused some discomfort now you would be advised to see the doctor and have it checked ...Read more
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
Hi there, I have a mole on my scalp that shows no other symptoms other than tenderness. Do I need to get this urgently checked?
Mole: Would have it checked out with dermatologist ...Read more
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
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
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
Hi have a large raised mole on my scalp under my hair, it's pink in colour. It's been there for years but recently is a bit sore/hot and tingly?
Derm eval: Recommend a head to toe skin evaluation annually - hit two birds with one stone. Take care. ...Read more
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?
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, My son has blue nevis on his scalp. Is this more likely to become malignant than a mole? He won't be able to monitor it on the top of his head.
Blue scalp nevis: He should be seen & followed by a dermatologust on regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more
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