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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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I am wondering what is the max number of moles that can be removed at a time? is laser the safest way to do it? any post procedure advice?

I am wondering what is the max number of moles that can be removed at a time? is laser the safest way to do it? any post procedure advice?

See dermatologist: No max. Laser not usually best. The answer to this question depends on the nature of the "moles". Are they actually seborrheic keratoses? Any possible cancers? Where are they? How large? Begin with a definition of the nature of the "moles". Should any of them be sent for microscopic analysis? ...Read more

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Are people with a vast number of moles at risk of skin cancer?

Are people with a vast number of moles at risk of skin cancer?

Needs checked: The areas need to be checked by your physician especially if there are changes to moles such as thickening, changes in pigmentation, bleeding etc. ...Read more

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I've got little red spots that have appeared in the last week on my chest area and have an increased number of small dark moles. Should i worry?

See your MD: This could be an allergic reaction also the number and onset of the dark moles need to be evaluated. Finally-all patients should take body photos with a date for the photos. Date the photos so in the future you may refer to them to see if there are any changes. ...Read more

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The dermatologist said that because the mole was funny looking and had a number of benign cells, she sent it for a 2nd opinion. Should I be worried?

The dermatologist said that because the mole was funny looking and had a number of benign cells, she sent it for a 2nd opinion. Should I be worried?

No: Not to worry much until when and if there is a reason. This is good medicine and your doctor just wants to be sure. We often consult colleagues for their knowledge and input! Be well! ...Read more

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There are brown colour moles developing allover my face. How can I get rid of them. Before they were few but they are increasing in number now.Help?

See a dermatologist: It is unclear to me what these moles actually are. You need to see a dermatologist to discuss if the diagnosis is correct and if you have any options for removal. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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