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For a very long time now I've had a dark mole on my hip with a slightly irregular border. It's never changed. My dr just double checks it each appt?

For a very long time now I've had a dark mole on my hip with a slightly irregular border. It's never changed. My dr just double checks it each appt?

ABCDEs of melanoma: Your physician is looking for the ABCDEs of melanoma: A = Asymmetry - One half is unlike the other half. B = Border - irregular, scalloped, or poorly defined border. C = Color - varied from one area to another; has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes white, red, or blue. D = Diameter - Melanomas usually greater than 6mm, but they can be smaller. E = Evolving - change in any parameter ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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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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My mum has a black mole at inner side of her thigh.2 years ago the mole left a blood on trousers and since then it is itching.Now the skin is painful.

My mum has a black mole at inner side of her thigh.2 years ago the mole left a blood on trousers and since then it is itching.Now the skin is painful.

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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I have a brown mole on my lower eyelid. It has eyelashes sticking out from it. Also, the mole is slightly raised. What is it?

I  have a brown mole on my lower eyelid. It  has eyelashes sticking out from it. Also, the mole is slightly raised. What is it?

Your are right: From your description, your diagnosis of a mole seems to be correct. As and when you see a doctor ask her/him to take a look. ...Read more

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I have a mole underneath my eye, it lies right on my pores. This is the second time a pimple has grew under it. It's irritating, I'm concerned!

I have a mole underneath my eye, it lies right on my pores. This is the second time a pimple has grew under it. It's irritating, I'm concerned!

See dermatologist : while the problem may only be cosmetic be sure and see a dermatologist who can excise it and obtain a pathology report ...Read more

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Had a mole removed 6mo ago biopsy said melanoma, they removed it all now scar is itchy, irritated and has a brownish spot in center is this a problem?

Had a mole removed 6mo ago biopsy said melanoma, they removed it all now scar is itchy, irritated and has a brownish spot in center is this a problem?

Show your surgeon: Scars often itch while they are healing. This is a common complaint that I receive from my patients. However the brownish spot near the center of your incision needs to be evaluated by your surgeon to rule out a local recurrence. ...Read more

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I noticed today that there is a new small mole below the side of my breast. I'm 20 years old is it normal to have a new mole ? It's shaped normal

I noticed today that there is a new small mole below the side of my breast. I'm 20 years old is it normal to have a new mole ? It's shaped normal

Depends entirely: upon size and appearance. If it is less than 4mm and has regular borders, it is most likely benign, Any new pigmented skin lesion could be a melanoma, so you should show it to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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My daughter has a red spot on the white of her eye, this appeared about 3 years ago, optometrist said its just a freckle shoul she get it removed?

My daughter has a red spot on the white of her eye, this appeared about 3 years ago, optometrist said its just a freckle  shoul she get it removed?

Depends: Most freckles on the whites of the eyes are brownish in color. Red spots could include minor vascular loops termed angiomas. Penetrating nerves through the whites look greyish black. Check with a pediatric ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis and the possibility (or need) for removal. This is not something optometrists have the background for. ...Read more

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I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b?

I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b?

Skin bump: I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b? ANS: many things. show to your Dr or send picture to us. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my scrotum that recently (within the last year) has flattend out to a mushroom shape from side view. It's flesh toned w/ dark patch?

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Here are some...: What you described may represent the look of a mole or a stabilizing wart. Of course, without direct look at it, it is hard to give right Dx for right Rx. To get to the point and do right things for such, follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to deal with it... ...Read more

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I just noticed a tiny mole-like dot on the inside of my left cheek, above my wisdom tooth. Melanoma? My dad once had a pre-cancerous mole removed.

I just noticed a tiny mole-like dot on the inside of my left cheek, above my wisdom tooth. Melanoma? My dad once had a pre-cancerous mole removed.

Likely benign: Pigmented lesions can be seen in the oral cavity. The most common are benign such as melanotic macules, nevi, smoker's melanosis, amalgam and graphite tattoos, racial pigmentation, and vascular blood-related pigments occur with some frequency. If it has been there for a while, it's likely benign. If it is relatively new, then follow up with your dentist/oral surgeon to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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