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Mushroom Shaped Mole
Yes: If the mole has not change in size, shape, color, has not developed a nodule or started bleeding, it is likely to be benign. Unrelated to your question - If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Moles growing heads that look like wart seeds looks like 6 blakheads, but brown, growing iut of a small mole
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination, but i wonder if these are possibly seborrheic keratoses? Read more about seborrheic keratoses and see a picture at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more
3yr old scalp scar formed large bump. Squeezed w/ light bleeding eventually a pencil eraser sized hard grizzle tissue emerged. What is it? Cause?
?foreign body: possibly injured by a object like wood and FB remained now that it is out the scar should heal ...Read more
Hello.I have a new mole on my breast. It is skin color, slightly raised and round in shape. It is bigger than a pencil eraser.
A small hard bump suddenly appeared on my tonsil 2 mos ago. Slightly raised pencil eraser size in diameter. What could it b? Can ENT biopsy it? Scans?
Can skin tag grow to 2" in diameter? I have a growth on scalp. Flesh color, pencil size stem, looks a lot like raw hamburger, had for years. :(
Round, hard skin tone growth on back. Not itchy. Size of a pencil eraser. Perfectly round. Been there 2 years. Concern?
Not likely: Most likely benign. A dermatologist can best answer your question after a look. ...Read more
Melanoma: Good to have it checked by a Doctor, especially if it's located in a place in your body where is frequently exposed to the sun. ...Read more
My mole is dark in pigment and it is oval shaped even boarders. No bigger than a pencil eraser. What concerns me is the pigmentation. Very dark ?
See a dermatologist: what you describe dosent sound like a malignant melanoma which is your concern however its easy to have a term examine it. In all likelihood if its as you describe they will tell you nothing to worry about or do .Malignant melanomas are odd shaped , one half docent match the other, the color varies,. I would simply get it examined ...Read more
Mole, not flat, size of pencil eraser removed 2 months ago. Biopsy was benign, noticed today a dark spot in middle of scar, could it be growing back?
Healing Scar: This is just part of the process of healing where you may see some dried up granulation tissue especially when it was cauterized or shaved superficially without the need for sutures. If it was suspected clinically to be cancerous, that mole should have been excised widely and deeply so sutures may have to be applied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?
Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?
Yes it can be: Most melanomas are mixtures of brown/black or tan color. Reddish pink would be uncommon. but watch for changes such as further enlargement in size or changes in color. If it gets bigger, get it removed. You could watch it for a few months and decide if it needs to be checked by your doctor in order to be certain. ...Read more
Are all black moles cancerous? Smaller than the shape of a pencil eraser. Not bumpy, almost looks like a circle. On skin layer that isn't expose much
Not all, but some : Black moles are very worrisome for skin cancer, especially melanoma. It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers