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I have little tiny red dots all over my body. They look like moles what are they?

I have little tiny red dots all over my body. They look like moles what are they?

Cherry angiomas: These are little collections of superficial capillaries. They are nothing to worry about. People get more of them as they age, some people have more than others. Wikipedia has a pretty good entry on them: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cherry_hemangioma. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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I am a 35 year old white male, for the past 2 months I've been getting loads of new moles on my body, they start off red then turn brown?

I am a 35 year old white male, for the past 2 months I've been getting loads of new moles on my body, they start off red then turn brown?

Derm evaluation: In this country, I would recommend a dermatological evaluation. In Britain, you might need to see your primary medical provider. Take care ...Read more

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Over the past 6 months I have had over 80 new moles appearing over most of my body. They are dark brown from 2mm to 6mm and start from red spots?

Over the past 6 months I have had over 80 new moles appearing over most of my body. They are dark brown from 2mm to 6mm and start from red spots?

Dermatologist: This is a matter for a dermatologist to examine and advise you. These moles may need to be photographed at intervals. Some of them may need excisional biopsy to determine their exact nature. ...Read more

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I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?

I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?

Have it checked.: Most likely it is a benign lesion given your history. The red ring around it could be from irritation or the presence of a vascular lesion/blood vessels underlying or adjacent to the freckle. ...Read more

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I have red dots all over my body some flat some raised. I've had them for years. They look like blood filled moles. What are they? They bleed whencut

I have red dots all over my body some flat some raised. I've had them for years. They look like blood filled moles. What are they? They bleed whencut

Hemangiomas: They are small overgrowths of blood vessels. They are right at the surface of the skin and that is why they look so red. Since they are made of blood vessels they will bleed easily. They become more common with age. They are not a problem except for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 21 year old guy and I have recently been witnessing severl moles and red spots growing around my body 4 of the moles ar on my groin?

Hi I am a 21 year old guy and I have recently been witnessing severl moles and red spots growing around my body 4 of the moles ar on my groin?

This can be normal: Moles in the groin area can be normal. However, there are other growths such as warts that can look like moles in this area. If you are unsure or concerned, you should visit your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has tiny little bright red bumps or mole like this popping up in different places on his body. Should I be worried?

Hemangioma?: Skin bumps are really difficult to diagnose without looking at them. If these are bright red and getting a little bigger, and doesn't look like something transient like a heat rash, then I suspect he may be developing some hemangiomas, which are a type of birthmark with little blood vessels. You usually don't see them at birth, they appear and get bigger over the first year, and then often go away. ...Read more

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Red freckle developed under bra strap also coulor less mole on abdomen been bleeding and spot in bak of hair crusting and not healing?

Red freckle developed under bra strap also coulor less mole on abdomen been bleeding and spot in bak of hair crusting and not healing?

Should see a doctor: Skin moles that are ulcerated, crusted, bleeding or not healing may be a possible skin cancer until proven otherwise. These spots should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body?

Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body?

Don't think these: Two issues are related. The "red moles" are likely vessels called angiomas but without seeing them, I don't know for sure. Make appointment to see doctor ...Read more

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I had a mole that recently peeled off its top layer now it's starting to fade away. Is this normal? Flat, no pain or redness.

No answer: Only an exam by a dermatologist can answer your question. A "mole" is not a medical term. Seborrheic keratosis? Nevus? Other? Skin cancers are rare any your age. ...Read more

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Once u scrape a mole does it look darker for acouple months then go back to its original size and shape? -My scrape got better just a little redness.

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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I scraped my mole a month ago and now the scrape healed but there is a little redness and the mole came back a bit darker will my mole go to its orgin?

I scraped my mole a month ago and now the scrape healed but there is a little redness and the mole came back a bit darker will my mole go to its orgin?

It may: A mole or nevus is a benign skin growth that can easily be removed in the office with local anesthesia. Depending on the depth of the lesion and the technique used for removal, the mole may return if not removed completely. As the growth is benign this occurrence is not alarming. You can have your doctor take a look at the area if you are concerned. A biopsy can easily be performed to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a mole with redness around it. Is it cancerous?

I have a mole with redness around it. Is it cancerous?

Not necessarily: But it should be examined by your doctor especially if it is dark brown or black. Red skin lesions are often benign but black and changing moles can be cancerous and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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I recently noticed a new mole. It's small and round, but there is redness around the mole. Is it dangerous?

See doc: Unfortunately, the description you provided is not enough to tell whether it's dangerous or not. Seeing it would be a way better way to tell. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

Worrying doesn't: Help. I would recommend a biopsy since its 2mm this would be a minor in office procedure that a dermatologist could perform on the spot. ...Read more

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Small mole, slightly raised. Med to darker brown in color. Has redness around it. Have had the redness for a while. Should I be concerned?

Need for examination: If there are recent changes in the appearance of the mole, especially redness around it, it would be prudent to have a doctor examine it. ...Read more

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If small skin mole is accidentaly scraped/scratched off and does not regrow is this a concern? Only scar remains with some redness

Sounds normal to me: I'd be more concerned if the mole returned, especially if it became darker or larger. This sounds normal. The redness in the scar should gradually improve with time: avoid sun exposure until all the redness is gone from the scar. ...Read more

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I've always had quite a large mole. Never had any issues. There is redness around it. To touch it feels like a spot under the skin. Should I worry?

I've always had quite a large mole. Never had any issues. There is redness around it. To touch it feels like a spot under the skin. Should I worry?

Dermatology: Instead of worrying, see your doctor for a dermatology specialty referral and see if it needs to be excised, biopsied, or just watched. If it has changed, see the dermatologist ASAP ...Read more

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Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Irritation: This could be reaction to adhesive from the bandage. You could be allergic to adhesive. You should see the doctor who removed mole to be evaluated. If it is allergic reaction, cortisone could improve it. ...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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Nevi (Definition)

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