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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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Part of my mole has changed color after a laser hair removal treatment. Should i be concerned?

Part of my mole has changed color after a laser hair removal treatment. Should i be concerned?

Lasers and moles: The laser used for laser hair removal shines in the skin and the hair equally. Pigmented skin, like in a mole, will tend to absorb more laser energy that pale white skin, so color change is possible. On the other hand, if the mole was changing and you only noticed it because you had hair removal in the area, this should be checked out by your dermatologist. If there is any doubt, get checked out. ...Read more

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My mole/freckle has changed within the past month and this is a sign of cancer?

My mole/freckle has changed within the past month and this is a sign of cancer?

Changing mole: Only a physician will be able to decide that. See your doctor and if there is any question, it should be biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that changed from pink to a freckle kind of colour. Is this ok or should I get it checked out?

Get it checked.: Any time you notice a new or changing mole, it's a good idea to have it looked at by a doctor. Melanoma (the worst-case-scenario) is a potentially deadly skin cancer. ...Read more

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1 tiny mole on my arm has changed slightly, now a slight bump instead of just totally flat, still v. Small and doesn't itch but should I be concerned?

1 tiny mole on my arm has changed slightly, now a slight bump instead of just totally flat, still v. Small and doesn't itch but should I be concerned?

GET BIOPSY=be safe: To be safe: any mole change should be biopsied. Change could include: color change, increase in size, bleeding, starting to itch. Signs of melanoma are: assymetry of lesion, indistinct borders, colors red-black, size >1cm. ...Read more

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I found a mole on my back, it hasn't seemed to change in 2 months. Does this look normal to you? Http://i40.Tinypic.Com/290svi1.Png

I found a mole on my back, it hasn't seemed to change in 2 months. Does this look normal to you? Http://i40.Tinypic.Com/290svi1.Png

Can't see pic : However, keep an eye on it. If it is small (<0.25"), uniform in color, well circumcised, symmetric, it is unlikely to be a concern. If it changes, seek dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more