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Is a red ring around a mole is bad?

Is a red ring around a mole is bad?

Not neccessarily: A redness around a mole indicates inflammation that could be from irritation. However, in some cases , the inflammation represents an immune response as the mole could be atypical. Either way , please see your dermatologist. ...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 have a small mole with a circle red ring around it but the red has started cracking and i dunno if there is something to be worried about?

I have a small mole with a circle red ring around it but the red has started cracking and i dunno if there is something to be worried about?

Needs evaluation: It could be infected, irritated or changing. Either way you need to be seen and evaluated and likely have it removed and sent to pathology. They can then tell what is going on. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Treating Moles (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for any mole changing size, color, or shape
Yearly
See a dermatologist if any moles become itchy, tender, or sensitive
Yearly
Get a skin cancer screening every year
Yearly
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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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Recently had a mole on the back of my neck removed.After 2 weeks it has grown back black as well as with a red ring around it. could this be dangerous?

Recently had a mole on the back of my neck removed.After 2 weeks it has grown back black as well as with a red ring around it. could this be dangerous?

Need more info: All depends on how the mole was removed and was it sent for microscopic examination? Did the doctor do a punch biopsy or cut it out with a scalpel and then suture it closed? The red ring could be indication of beginning infection. Please get back to the doctor who took the mole off and ask him/her the answers to the questions I just posed. ...Read more

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Treating Moles (Checklist)

Photograph with a ruler in the pic
2x year
Get a loved one to examine your back
4x year
If mole changes (color, grow, bleed, itch) promptly see your doctor
once
Examine your own body
4x year
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Could the change of the mole on my arm be serious? Recently a very small mole on my arm has become darker and smaller. It has a small red ring around it. It doesn't hurt at all only a little when i poke it. Also it definitely wants to come off but i'm not

You : You have mentioned two of the warning signs of melanoma (change in size and two different colors). While i don't really have enough medical information to give you a diagnosis, considering that melanoma is one of the most deadly cancers, and the incidence has skyrocketed, the best and safest thing to do is see a dermatologist and have it biopsied as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Treating Moles (Checklist)

see dermatologise annually
yearly
have mole checked if changing size, color, borders, symmetry
once
wear sunscreen everyday even if cloudy
every other hours, while awake
have moles checked more frequently if family history of melanoma
2x year
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I have a mole that hasn't ever changed except 2day it developed a red ring around it. Not tender.What r possible causes of this?? Could it b bad sign?

Ask your dermatologi: st for sure. If your dermatologist has been keeping a mole map on you, then if something is irregular about it, they are the first and best one's to definitely discuss it with. Need to see why you see a red ring? Is there any pimple, folliculitis around it? Is it blood vessels, or just a reddish color? The physical exam/inspection is key to determining if it's normal changes, or not. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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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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