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Painful Swollen Mole
See a doctor: See a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have a mole and it has recently gotten swollen, painful, and has turned purple?
I have a mole on my back that keeps getting my hair caught in it, was painful but now feels better, it was swollen now seems better, what is your advi?
Always see a DR or: A dermatologist for any concerns regarding moles.These links below will show u images of normal moles and skin cancer and tell u the abcde of skin cancer. Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/268710-facial-moles-with-hair/ http://m.Cbsnews. Com/blogsstorysynopsis. Rbml? &feed_id=71&catid=20055009&videofeed=null&nb_splitpage=0 http://skincancer. About. Com/od/symptoms/ss/mole_all. Htm. ...Read more
I have this mole under my arm (in my armpit)... I haven't had it all my life, but I've had it for about 5 years now. It is now growing something underneath and is very painful and swollen. And it hurts whether I touch it or not. What should I do?
Remove It!: When any skin lesion becomes irritative it should be removed. The Physician may want to biopsy it prior to removal. Please get this looked after. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
I have a mole that as become inflammed and painful and swollen on my right upper leg. It has never done this in 32 years. Worry. Should I pop?
Recommend: Head to toe skin check at least annually. Recommend evaluation by your family doctor or a dermatologist so that lesion can be better assessed. ...Read more
I have a mole that is removed with laser a few years back. The mole did not grow back; however, the area is now swollen.
Raised scar: After removal of a mole by shaving it the scar can become raised. This is called hypertrophic scar. It responds well to injections with kenalog (triamcinolone) (a steroid). Certain laser treatments can help as well. As a last resort it can be completely excised. If the first time no biopsy was done you should so a biopsy as well. ...Read more
My fiance has a mole on his back and I just noticed that it was red and swollen on one side is that bad it doesn't itch or hurt he has had the mole for?
Lesion on back?: Best to see Primary Doctor, Derm, PS for examination and bx if indicated. ...Read more
Have it checked!: Most likely you have irritated the growth on your skin but anytime you note a change in the character of a mole it becomes imperative to have it examined by a dermatologist. Skin cancer can change the feeling and swelling of a mole. Do not delay an appointment with your primary care doctor to have things checked out! ...Read more
Skin lesion: Your description sounds like an irritated/ inflamed skin lesion. It is impossible to tell if it is benign or something more serious without examining it. I recommend that you see an eye or skin doctor for further evaluation and excisional biopsy. ...Read more
Occasionally the area around the mole I've had my whole life gets swollen and tender. It's not usually the mole itself but that has happened. Why?
Derm eval.: Dear llama, I can not answer your question. I recommend that all of my patients see the dermatologist annually for a full body evaluation. This might be a good time to schedule that & to have the dermatologist evaluate the mole as well. Take care. ...Read more
About a month ago I had a pimple under a mole. The pain of the pimple went away, but the area around my mole is still slightly swollen is this normal?
Need for check up: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Any change in a mole needs to be checked out. ...Read more
Inflamed Moles: Periodically moles can get irritated and become inflamed. When this occurs they can become red, swollen and even bleed at times. While an inflamed mole isn't necessarily cause for concern, it is important to have any changes examined by a dermatologist. Inflamed moles can be removed by a dermatologist if deemed appropriate. ...Read more
Dermatology: Evaluation would be the next step for any mole that is changing. Take care! ...Read more
Small mole on my face has recently become swollen and hurts. Could it be a pimple underneath the mole?
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I have a mole on my face and it has swollen and has redness around it. It is also abit warm and is slightly tingly. What could it be?
Infection: Get a doctor to evaluate this mole. It appears to be infected but if not the doctor will be able to decide whether you need to see a dermatologist or not ...Read more
The suspicious mole is on the right side of my back, the swollen lymph node is the back right side of my neck, are they related?
Hope not: Go see a dermatologist now and get this looked at critically and biopsied if necessary. Do asap. Good luck. ...Read more
I am probably just overreacting, but I am worried that I may have skin cancer. I have a strange looking mole and what looks like a swollen wart. Do I?
I have a suspecious mole but my dermatologist said its not melanoma. Does one swollen lymph node on the back of the neck right side can indicate there is melanoma?
Biopsy the mole: If you are concerned about a mole, the safest and thing would be to perform a biopsy on the mole. That would be the first step. A swollen lymph node can caused by many different things such as infections. ...Read more
Should I be worried about skin cancer? Small mole started feeling like a pimple. Red, slightly swollen and sore. Happened 2 months ago but went away
What is wrong with me if my lymph glands on my neck are swollen and I feel achy? I have some moles that I am worried about.
What is wrong: What is wrong is that you realize that you have a potential problem, but haven't seen your doctor yet. You deserve better! Swollen and achy lymph nodes can be due to viral or bactrial illness, inflammation, infection, or cancer. Have your doctor examine them and your worrisome moles. ...Read more
Had two moles removed and cauterized one on my inner thigh and the other my hip. The one on my hip is very itchy but NOT red or swollen is this normal?
Itchy wound: The itchy feeling associated with a healing wound may come from the skin's fibroblasts working themselves into the fresh wound trying to heal itself. Or maybe you are wearing wool pants!! ...Read more
2 eraser sz (raised) moles I've had all my life, under my left armpit (side of breast) are red & swollen lately. One is now bleeding, a LOT. Concern?
Have it checked: As soon as possible. Relatively sudden changes should not be ignored. ...Read more
The head of my clitoris is very red, swollen, and painful. It has gotten to the point where it hurts to lay down. What should I do?
STOP: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
I've been on batram for four days now it come to a head Tuesday night and I got it to drain some for two days but it is still swollen, painful, red.
Be more specific: Please provide more details and ask a specific question. Based on what you wrote, it appears that you were prescribed the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for some skin infection. If it is an abscess/pustule, then the most effective way to treat it is to have it drained via sterile instruments by a clinician. I suggest going back to your clinician asap for re-evaluation. Take Care! ...Read more