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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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Shave bio on mod dysplastic nevi, could melanoma grow without any visible signs on surface of skin?

Shave bio on mod dysplastic nevi, could melanoma grow without any visible signs on surface of skin?

Get lesion excised: Dysplastic lesions are better addressed by excision rather than monitoring as scar tissue or loss of color in lesion may impede detection in a shave biopsy site. ...Read more

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I have a mole with 2 out of 5 of the abcde symptoms (melanoma) its border and color. Lesion benign?

I have a mole with 2 out of 5 of the abcde symptoms (melanoma) its border and color. Lesion benign?

Tell me more: The most significant features to watch are size(>5mm) and mixture of colors(C and D). Tell us which 2 features are causing you concern??? Then we can guide you further in terms of the need for doing a biopsy or not. ...Read more

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Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?

Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?

Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more

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Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?

Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?

Yes it can be: Most melanomas are mixtures of brown/black or tan color. Reddish pink would be uncommon. but watch for changes such as further enlargement in size or changes in color. If it gets bigger, get it removed. You could watch it for a few months and decide if it needs to be checked by your doctor in order to be certain. ...Read more

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What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.

What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.

PPP's?: If they form a little row along your corona (the back of your glans), you may be the lucky owner of a set of pearly penile papules. Only one man in 100 or so has them, many consider them a plus, and it's for you and your possible lifetime partner to decide whether to keep them or have them lasered off. ...Read more

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Significance of little red dots on skin of torso?

Significance of little red dots on skin of torso?

Uncertain what they: are. Have they just popped up or are they there long-term? Might be Cherry angiomas. ...Read more

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Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed around 40 in thighs and hands each part 10 moles.

Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed  around 40 in thighs and hands  each part 10 moles.

Dark moles: Dark moles can be freckles but also can be a melanoma or a dysplastic nevus (precancerous condition). With such a fast growth you must get checked by a dermatologist. This is especially true if you are fair skinned and have history of sun expousre. ...Read more

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Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. The only question you need to ask is, "Could it be CANCER?" With your cancer history, and the fact that this is a dominant mass where there's possibly breast tissue, you need to get seen. Period. Pick up the phone now. To be brave, act brave. We'll be thinking of you, and if it's benign / nothing / a lipoma / a cyst, you're a stronger and more skilled person. ...Read more

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What percent of melanoma starts in an existing mole versus brand new spots? Thanks

What percent of melanoma starts in an existing mole versus brand new spots?  Thanks

25%: Precise answer unknown. We do not remove melanocytic nevi (moles) to prevent melanoma. We remove them when they show features suspicious of early melanoma. The microscopic exam is the way to best define them. You take "omega 3 fats" (fish oil). The latest studies indicate that this is no benefit. You take aspirin. There is some evidence that this reduces the risk of skin cancers, including melanom ...Read more

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Would white vinegar reduce the size of a fleshy skin lump on end of nose?

Would white vinegar reduce the size of a fleshy skin lump on end of nose?

No: It sounds like you have a mole at the tip of your nose. If you want to be sure, see you doctor. ...Read more

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There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.

There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.

Flabs of skin: They probably didn't just appear and they are probably normal anatomy. You need to consult a dentist. We can't see or diagnose them over the internet. What do you think the red itchy spot that's on my hand right now is? ...Read more

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Are all black moles cancerous? Smaller than the shape of a pencil eraser. Not bumpy, almost looks like a circle. On skin layer that isn't expose much

Are all black moles cancerous? Smaller than the shape of a pencil eraser. Not bumpy, almost looks like a circle. On skin layer that isn't expose much

Not all, but some : Black moles are very worrisome for skin cancer, especially melanoma. It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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If I take pictures of my moles, and they are completely unchanged for 6 months does this mean they are benign and I can calm down? No change on pics

Calm down: It is important to watch the moles and compare those the picture every couple of months. If a mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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So my mole itched the other day, i scratched it, and piece of it came off, now it looks like i got pac man on my shoulder. I have pics?

So my mole itched the other day, i scratched it, and piece of it came off, now it looks like i got pac man on my shoulder. I have pics?

Should be ok: if part of a mole you scratched came off, you may have irritated the skin in the area. I would avoid picking or scratching the region and if it starts hurting or bleeding or pus comes from it, I would see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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