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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 an aggrevated mole about 20mm above my left ear & 2 non painful lumps have appeared about 100mm away towards the back of my head. Any ideas?

I have an aggrevated mole about 20mm above my left ear & 2 non painful lumps have appeared about 100mm away towards the back of my head. Any ideas?

You need biopsy: Any mole can be melanoma. See dermatologist soon. L-umps can be due to inflammation from the mole if it is traumatized or inflamed. Worst case lumps can mean spread of tumor. ...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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A mole has become red around the area & inflamed with a lump underneath the skin surface?

A mole has become red around the area & inflamed with a lump underneath the skin surface?

Derm consult: Since South Africa has the 2nd highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, I would recommend having a dermatologist evaluate any mole that is evolving. It may be nothing, or it may be a precancerous or a malignant change. It's worth having a specialist evaluate it! One of my mentors in residency told me to be very suspicious of any moles that appear or change after age 40, so please see a Dr! ...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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Few weeks ago I shaved my head and cut my mole, now a lump next to the mole has developed and 2 large raised rashes have appeared underneath??

A concern: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, a change in a wart or mole including becoming raised is a potential cancer sign and needs direct looking at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a mole on my cheek as long as I can remember, but a few weeks ago it felt as tho a spot was directly under. It feels like a harder lump now.

I've had a mole on my cheek as long as I can remember, but a few weeks ago it felt as tho a spot was directly under. It feels like a harder lump now.

Biopsy: A mole that is changing needs pathology examination of the biopsy. If the doctor thinks the mole is benign, he or she may excise part of the mole, all of the mole, or all of the mole plus some of the normal appearing tissue around it. If the mole appears cancerous, the doctor will usually remove the mole plus some surrounding tissue. Consider a plastic surgery consult. It is your face. ...Read more

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I have a cyst/lump under my mole. Its under my arm, in the armpit area. What could this be?

I have a cyst/lump under my mole. Its under my arm, in the armpit area. What could this be?

Many things: Could be anything from a benign cyst to an infection to a tumor. If it bothers you in any way, is new or changing, you should get to a doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I've had a mole removed today and have just noticed that the consultant wrote 'under l armpit' on my notes. I've found a lump under my armpit, ?

I've had a mole removed today and have just noticed that the consultant wrote 'under l armpit' on my notes. I've found a lump under my armpit, ?

Wait for the report: If the report is benign then you don't have to worry, IF unfortunately report comes as melanoma, then need work up to make sure did not spread to axilla (arm pit) ...Read more

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I have a mole between my toes and wanted to know if part of a mole can fall off. It was raised and brown now the lump is flat and dark flesh colored.

Maybe, maybe not.: I suppose it could, but I'm more inclined to believe that the mole could be, in reality, a callus. It is not uncommon for them to be between the toes, mainly because of the potential for the toes to rub against each other. They can cause a small amount of bleeding which would make it look brown and raised. When it comes off, it would be flat and have darker color. To remove all doubt, see a doc. ...Read more

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I have a mole under my chin and it now has a hard lump underneath it as of today and bleed a little. I'm scared it could be cancer after reading up o?

I have a mole under my chin and it now has a hard lump underneath it as of today and bleed a little. I'm scared it could be cancer after reading up o?

Evaluation: The only way to be sure and give you an appropriate diagnosis is by an in person facial exam. Please consult with your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about small lumps near nipple and fluid (blood and pus) coming from mole in same area? Cause?

Should I be concerned about small lumps near nipple and fluid (blood and pus) coming from mole in same area? Cause?

Nipple lesion: If you are having fluid come out of a skin lesion near your nipple you should see your doctor. Could be infection and you may need antibiotics. A dermatologist could also be helpful. Don't wait, get this checked out. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back 7mm wide and it has a lump grown within the mole. My mum died of melanoma. Should I be worried?

Concerned, yes.: You should be concerned if you notice a change in a mole. Melanoma risk might not be directly inherited, but skin complexion is. Fair skin and sun exposure are strong risk factors. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers in younger adults. Since early melanoma is fairly easily diagnosed and eminently curable, don't waste time getting a professional opinion and biopsy diagnosis. ...Read more

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