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I had a mole removed and it left a big deep scare. It's been 2 years ago now, but the place has pains sometimes and feels funny?

I had a mole removed and it left a big deep scare. It's been 2 years ago now, but the place has pains sometimes and feels funny?

Scars are permanent!: As are any skin sensory nerves that may have been cut in the mole removal. Sometimes scar revision can yield a better-looking scar, but what's cut can never be "uncut." see an abps-certified plastic surgeon for revision advice, and perhaps consider a plastic surgeon rather than a derm or family practice doc for mole removal; these two areas of medicine are not surgical specialties. ...Read more

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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've always had moles and they been no problem just normal but today I noticed I had itch and now got a squigy big mole on my back?

I've always had moles and they been no problem just normal but today I noticed I had itch and now got a squigy big mole on my back?

Moles: The concer for melanoma cancer is abcde features. Asymmetry : one side looks different than the other. Border: irregular shape. Color: multiple shades if color. Diameter: larger than eraser on a pencil. Evolving : changing. Go to www. Americanacedemydermatology for pictures. Have your mole checked if these features are present, . ...Read more

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I have had this mole on my neck for years and it now had a big bump underneath and am currently in pain like it needs to be popped and relased type?

I have had this mole on my neck for years and it now had a big bump underneath and am currently in pain like it needs to be popped and relased type?

Mole: If you have concerns about a pigmented lesion you should see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. What did this mole look like? Was it round/oval and well defined? Any changes in size or color?
https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/melanoma/signs-symptoms
You may have developed something like an epidermal inclusion cyst beneath it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a very big dark mole at the center of my nose. Its growing and now itching. Can I remove this?

What to do if I have a very big dark mole at the center of my nose. Its growing and now itching. Can I remove this?

Mole on your nose: Since this mole is growing, you should see a board certified physician with expertise in mole removal. ...Read more

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I picked on a mole till there was a wound and now the wound got better but the mole came back abit difrent in the scrape. Will the mole heal the same?

I picked on a mole till there was a wound and now the wound got better but the mole came back abit difrent in the scrape. Will the mole heal the same?

Maybe not.: Might be best to have the dermatologist look at it and perhaps do an excisional biopsy at this point. Wounds will cause scarring and hyperpigmentation. Please do not pick at moles. If they itch, see a physician ...Read more

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I scratched a flat mole on my back and now it lifted and it bled?

I scratched a flat mole on my back and now it lifted and it bled?

Benign spot: That's very common. It could be a benign tag or keratosis. If it's still there or grows back or u are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I scratched my mole by accident and now it is super dry. Is that normal?

I scratched my mole by accident and now it is super dry. Is that normal?

Yes: Use moisturizing lotion. If the mole develops change in color, size, shape, irregularity, see dermatologist promptly. ...Read more

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Got a brown mole which feels rough should I be worried and had it for years now?

Got a brown mole which feels rough should I be worried and had it for years now?

Depends: If it has not changed, you do not need to worry.
You may watch and wait. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Last week I had a mole come up and now it's turning black and growing fast! Help?

Go see your doctor f: You should obtain a medical opinion from your family doctor or go see a dermatologist (skin specialist). A biopsy of a mole is desirable if it is changing or growing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I scraped a mole now its back and its a bit darker will it go back to its original color?

I scraped a mole now its back and its a bit darker will it go back to its original color?

It better!!: And if it doesn't, get it checked-out. Give it two weeks. A dermatologist would be your best bet, but your regular doctor could at least give you a good first opinion. Any mole that won't heal after being scratched, or grows in size, or has different colors in it or has rough edges you can feel is a cause for concern So is one that talks to you at night, but that would be a separate problem. ...Read more

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I had a mole that fell off, and now when I look at it, it is white. What is going on? Should I be worried?

Is it a mole?: There are skin growth that look like but are not moles. It's a good idea for your doctor to evaluate the area especially if it recurs. ...Read more

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My friend got a mole removed the other day and now the skin that was underneath is a tar black. Is that normal?

My friend got a mole removed the other day and now the skin that was underneath is a tar black. Is that normal?

Cautery: The doctor that removed the mole probably used either electrocautery or silver nitrate to control the bleeding after removal of the mole. Either method would turn the tissue underneath black. ...Read more

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I had a brown mole that turned white and fell off. Now the area is brown with a white center. Should I be worried?

I had a brown mole that turned white and fell off. Now the area is brown with a white center. Should I be worried?

See a dermatologist: Moles can change and regress. Sometimes it is a sign of something wrong. You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and possible removal of the mole. ...Read more

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Had a mole removed on back 2 months ago. Dr went deeper than just a shave. Area is now a dark pink circle. Will this ever fade?

Red spot: Yes. It will go away with time or least late somewhat depending on your natural skin tone. There are people who have exaggerated scars though and you should talk to the dermatologist about the spot. You should also know the results of your path exam so that you will be able to take any action needed if more of the spot needs to be removed. ...Read more

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I got a mole removed about a month ago and it is now starting to grow back. It was benign when checked. Is this cause for concern?

I got a mole removed about a month ago and it is now starting to grow back. It was benign when checked. Is this cause for concern?

Cosmetic: IF the lesion was benign, the major concern is cosmetic. See surgeon who may take a bit more off. ...Read more

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I had a mole that was black, but later on turned white and fell off. Now, the area is brown with a white center. Should I be worried?

Mole: Any mole that is changing or has changed should be seen by your dermatologist. A simple biopsy can be done to assure it is ok if that is needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a mole to fall off and grow back? I've had it for about 4 years now. It's always fallen off and grown back within a few days.

Would encourage: You to have your parents bring you to your physician or a dermatologist so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?

I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?

May need excision: There is professional debate about the removal of benign skin lesions - whether to shave them off or cut them out (excise them). Of course sometimes a darkened scar can be helped by topical applications of a skin-lightening prescription-medication-crème (e.g., hydroquinone). Nonetheless, sometimes the most effective treatment of a round scar from shave-removal is actual excision of the round scar. ...Read more

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18 months ago I had a facial mole surgically excised and now it has grown back, is there any other procedure I can have so it doesn't reoccur ever?

Facial mole: You should have this discussion with your surgeon to see what the mole biopsy revealed and why this has grown back. ...Read more

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There is a mole on my back. It was giving me a feeling of stretching. Now it has spread over my back but no moles. What could this be? Help please.

Irritation: Moles or nevi can often become irritated by scratching or rubbing against clothing. If a mole becomes inflamed, the sensation may radiate to the surrounding normal skin. See a dermatologist to have the mole checked for possible removal and biopsy. ...Read more

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Should I be worried 1mm mole? Started as a pen dot, slowly grew to where it is now w/in ~6 mos, has stayed same since (~1 yr) w/slight pattern changes

Should I be worried 1mm mole? Started as a pen dot, slowly grew to where it is now w/in ~6 mos, has stayed same since (~1 yr) w/slight pattern changes

Biopsy, if it has cha: A mole which has changed in size or color is suspect to be a melanoma. Only a biopsy of the mole is a certain way of checking for melanoma. If in doubt, get it checked by your doctor. They may advise a skin biopsy (of the mole) if it is more than 5 to 6 millimeters in size (bigger than a pencil eraser) ...Read more

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I scraped a mole now its gone what if it had cancer?

I scraped a mole now its gone what if it had cancer?

Grow back: I\just monitor the area and see what happens If it grows back then have it checked by a provider if not you do not need to worry ...Read more

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Pink mole now has pigmentation, normal?

Pink mole now has pigmentation, normal?

Moles: Any change in size, color, characteristic or symmetry of a mole should prompt an individual to further evaluate the mole by a doctor. ...Read more

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Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Sounds like you: Cut into a vascular structure. Apply pressure to allow this to clot. If unable to control bleeding seek medical care. ...Read more

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What should I do if top layer of skin has peeled off my mole and now its really red?

See your doctor: There should be a reason your skin is peeling your moles. It sounds like you are picking or itching. See your doctor for a biopsy and mole removal. She will ask how it got so inflamed. ...Read more

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