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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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I have a red mole on my left breast from 2 3 years..But there is no pain. Is there a problem?

I have a red mole on my left breast from 2 3 years..But there is no pain. Is there a problem?

Have it checked!: If you are worried have it checked. See a board certified dermatologist and get it looked at. Most moles evolve (in color and size) and this can occur during puberty, pregnancy or other conditions where there is hormone changes. However, some people are at a higher risk (skin color, history of sunburns, family history of melanoma, dysplastic nevus syndrome). Go to website www.Skincancer.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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I had a small red mark on one of my breast and by time it has grown very little like a tiny mole ?

Get it checked: Whenever a growth is new or changing it should always be checked by a board certified dermatologist. It does however sound like you are describing a hemangioma, which is a benign blood vessel like growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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I have a mole on my left breast. 3 weeks ago it started to raise and turn red then overnight it turnef black. What could it be? It does hurt w little

I have a mole on my left breast. 3 weeks ago it started to raise and turn red then overnight it turnef black. What could it be? It does hurt w little

Needs an exam: It is hard to answer your question without an examination. Your description is concerning. 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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Otto Placik
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I now have moles under my breast and it turning red in that area. What can I do I don't have any type of coverage?

I now have moles under my breast  and it turning red in that area. What can I do I don't have any type of coverage?

Clinic: I would contact your local hospital or county health department to find out resources for free clinics or alternative resources for health care. ...Read more

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Dr. David Martin
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Random red spots, most tiny but some like moles on upper arms, abdo, breasts, since 3-4 weeks ago. Petechia? Should i see my doc?

Rash: With the recent onset of this rash, i would see your doctor. You can try some Diphenhydramine (benadryl), as this will help if it is allergic in origin. Feel better! ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Sisto
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I have a large flat brown mole on my breast, it hasn't changed but i've thought about getting it checked how would it be removed since on my breast?

I have a large flat brown mole on my breast, it hasn't changed but i've thought about getting it checked how would it be removed since on my breast?

The exact same way : As it would be removed from any body area. If it's sufficiently suspicious to indicate biopsy, it should be removed in its entirety, but, since it's on your breast, only by an abps- certified plastic surgeon. Recently, the consensus is that shave biopsy is adequate & leaves a slightly depressed, hypo pigmented scar that can be subsequently revised, but excision with sutures is isually preferable. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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I have a light pink small mole on my Breast I have noticed little black dots in it what is this ?

I have a light pink small mole on my Breast I have noticed little black dots in it what is this ?

Dermatologist: Any mole that changes or appears suspicious is really best evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hartman
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Dr. Mia Skourtis
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How do I remove a mole? I have a mole on my breast. It almost looks like a large freckle. I also have a mole on my bikini line.

There : There are many different types of pigmented skin lesions, or moles. Some of these may be present for your whole life and never demonstrate any significant change. Typically, these are the characteristics of a benign (non-cancerous) mole. Moles become more concerning when they begin to exhibit change and abcd characteristics (asymmetry, irregular borders, change, and diameter greater than 6cm). Any changing skin lesion should be evaluated by your board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist to determine whether a biopsy should be performed. Typically, a small mole will be evaluated with an "excisional biopsy, " or complete removal of the mole and evaluation by a pathologist. A larger mole or skin lesion may initially be evaluated with an "incisional or punch biopsy, " which will remove a piece of the mole to determine if any additional treatment is necessary. Scarring is usually minimal with either technique, and while the scar of an excisional biopsy may be slightly longer than the diameter of the original mole, the scar is usually less noticeable than the mole was. When in doubt, please have your doctor take a look! all the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more


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