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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 have a mole on my face that is painful and today I noticed there is a hard lump underneath the skin next to it. Should I be concerned?

I have a mole on my face that is painful and today I noticed there is a hard lump underneath the skin next to it. Should I be concerned?

Painful mole: There could be an underlying cyst or infection if the mole became irritated . Or the mole itself is deeper in the skin. In any case a dermatologist can evaluate and treat the condition. ...Read more

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I have a grey brown mark on my lower shin,flat to skin but hard lump under it. V.painful if knocked 40+ moles this is new could it be cancer? 32wf

I have a grey brown mark on my lower shin,flat to skin but hard lump under it. V.painful if knocked 40+ moles this is new could it be cancer? 32wf

Nodule: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make nodules on the skin and I under it so you really do need to see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. I need to see the spot or spots and actually visualizing the lesions really makes all the difference. ...Read more

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Lump under my mole what is it?

Lump under my mole what is it?

See a doctor: You may need a biopsy and remvoal if it is suspicious. Do not ignore bumps and moles. ...Read more

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What does lump under mole mean?

What does lump under mole mean?

Evaluation by doctor: Could be many things, but most concerning possibility would be melanoma developing in a previous mole (if it is a mole), as these can grow and expand under the skin. You should schedule to see a physician or preferably a dermatologist ASAP to examine and for them to decide whether to remove/biopsy it if necessary. ...Read more

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Wife has a mole/lump on her back. The colour is green. Feel no pain but has been there for 8 weeks?

Wife has a mole/lump on her back. The colour is green. Feel no pain but has been there for 8 weeks?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I've got a strange lump on the back of my neck, feels kind of like a mole. What should I do?

I've got a strange lump on the back of my neck, feels kind of like a mole. What should I do?

See a doctor: Make sure it is only a sebacious cyst compared to something more dangerous. Get it removed or drained depending on what it is. ...Read more

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Are all rapid growing mole like bumps cancerous? Or can benign lumps grow very fast and turn out to be nothing?

Are all rapid growing mole like bumps cancerous? Or can benign lumps grow very fast and turn out to be nothing?

No, yes: Not all rapid growing mole-like bumps are cancerous. Some benign lumps grow very fast & turn out to be nothing. The problem is we can't tell until we perform biopsy & send sample to pathologist to look at under microscope. ...Read more

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A mole in the areola and a lump in my armpit. Should i be scared now?

No: A simple examination by your doctor can at least help differentiate benign looking lesions/ mole, as well as lump/ mass. If needed , your doctor can do other diagnostic test like ultrasound or biopsy. Have yourself examined for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have a hanging mole with a lump underneath under my armpit. What is it?

I have a hanging mole with a lump underneath under my armpit. What is it?

Hanging mole?: It is difficult to speculate as to what the lesion you are describing could be, without examining you and getting further details about it. I recommend you see a local dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mole on my leg an a lump on my growing is it cancer?

What to do if I have a mole on my leg an a lump on my growing is it cancer?

Mole: Any mole that is changing size, color, or shape should be evaluated for a potential by a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have an itchy lump near breast? Used to be a mole.

Why do I have an itchy lump near breast? Used to be a mole.

Difficult to say.: It's often difficult to diagnose skin issues without seeing them in person, but if it used to be a mole, i recommend seeing your doctor as soon as you can for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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I have a knot type lump under my skin on my back on top of that is a raised mole that bleeds sometimes and itches. The lump is uncomfortable?

I have a knot type lump under my skin on my back on top of that is a raised mole that bleeds sometimes and itches. The lump is uncomfortable?

Get evaluated prompt: It could run from something totally benign to a disaster. Have a dermatologist look at that as soon as possible. If he suspects malignant melanoma then it has to be cut out. It could be a lipoma (fat cells) not bad at all. You don't want to dilly-dally on this. Do it this week! It's not a heart attack but you cannot neglect this! ...Read more

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I have a lump under my mole and it only hurts if I press on it or squeeze it. My grandpa and aunt have melanoma and sister has the other kind?

I have a lump under my mole and it only hurts if I press on it or squeeze it. My grandpa and aunt have melanoma and sister has the other kind?

Get Medcheck up: Any lump associated with a mole can be a Melanoma. This requires a medical examination from a doctor familiar with diagnosis and treatments for Melanoma, preferably a dermatologist provided you can obtain an appointment in less than 2 weeks. it will likely require excision/Biopsy for microscopic examination. ...Read more

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