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Scab Over Mole
Mole: A change in a mole, in this case, a scab forming may represent a cancerous mole or simply a normal mole that has become irritated. In any case, see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I noticed a new mole earlier this week (so I thought), this morning I was able to scratch it off and underneath was like a scab or something?
May not be a mole: Mole is part of the skin, you can't scratch it off, is like a tattoo, see your doctor to find out what is and to treat. ...Read more
Wrong question: Presence of a white scab is not a sign of malignancy. Much more information is required for a determination. If you are concerned, the best course is an exam, preferably by a skin specialist. How old are you? Pale skin? Family history of skin cancer? History of radiation or sun burns? On immune-modulating meds? Location, size, and color of the "mole"? It may be a keratosis. ...Read more
Have it checked!: Most likely you have irritated the growth on your skin but anytime you note a change in the character of a mole it becomes imperative to have it examined by a dermatologist. Skin cancer can change the feeling and swelling of a mole. Do not delay an appointment with your primary care doctor to have things checked out! ...Read more
I picked a mole now I think it bleed on the inside cause its dark or there's a scab what is it darker?
See a dermatologist: Blood appears dark; the mole itself may be darkly pigmented. You need to see a dermatologist to examine it and, if need be, to remove it. ...Read more
I had a mole romoved one week ago. The scab is quarter sized or larger but a large area around it is bright red still. Is this dangerous?
Not to worry: If the area of redness is greater than half an inch or is associated with increasing pain, pus-like drainage, or if you have a fever or otherwise feel ill, then I would call your doctor to have it examined. Otherwise, this is probably inflammation associated with the mole removal and normal healing. ...Read more
I've had a mole on my back since birth and within two weeks it went from brown to red/scabbing to shrinking and back to brown. Is this normal?
Moles that change: Moles that change appearance need to be evaluated by your Family Doc or Dermatologist. Learn the ABCDEs of melanoma: Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter & Evolution. Check out https://www. Aad. Org/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/detect-skin-cancer/what-to-look-for ...Read more
I picked on a mole then there was a scab and the mole was gone and then the mole came back what if it had melenoma?? What are the symtoms of it?
Changing mole??: Early melanoma has no symptoms. The danger signals to keep in mind is to note any changes in your mole. The changes may be in the form of enlargement, or mixture of colors (Most moles are pigmented and appear as, tan, brown or black). If the mole is irregular and changing in size, shape or color, it should be checked by a dermatologist and biopsy done to confirm if it is benign or cancerous (Melanom ...Read more
Is it possible to accidentally remove a mole? I shaved too close & a scab was left &the mole disappeared. If it were to be malignant, how'd I know?
Possible: It is possible. No way to know about benign or malignant if it is gone. ...Read more
Shave or excision?: Moles are either shaved so that no sutures are used, or excised in order to prevent recurrence but will require sutures. In both cases you want to avoid scabs by keeping the wound moist with ointment so it does not scab and dry out. Both techniques can give an excellent cosmetic result but depend upon where the mole is. ...Read more
I scratched a mole on my leg (took off a little skin) and now a black scab is forming there. Is this normal?
Normal healing: If you scratched a hunk of skin anywhere on your body, a dark scab would usually form. Removing a mole this way will also form a dark scab until it heals. Unless you scratched the mole to its base, you should experience a return of the mole, perhaps a little flattened, in the same spot. ...Read more
I've had this bloody mole looking thing on my arm its been there for awhile the scab falls off easily and bleeds a lot what could that be?
It was a scratch then it scabbed. Only a tiny part of scab never fell of and skin grew over it. Looks like a small mole. Do I scratch off?
Don't scratch!: Sometimes cuts and scabs take a little longer to heal especially if we keep picking at our wounds or if it's an area that gets irritated easily. I recommend you get it checked out by your doctor to make sure it's not something serious since you didn't already have a mole in that area. ...Read more
I have a mole that continues to produce dead skin, it isn't raised up, I'm getting it checked just curious what the dead skin w/o scab indicates?
I had a scab or dry skin next to a 4mm common mole. After 3 days it seems like the area and mole are healing together. Can a mole change that fast?
Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more
I am 19 years old. I have had this abnormal mole for years now. Yesterday I discovered a small black scab on it. This morning I noticed the scab has come off leaving a small white outline which appears to be skin on the mole. Should I be worried?
I had a red mole on my neck and scraped it open a week ago & now it is puffed up and hurts, it feels like a scab. Is this normal?
Irritated mole: Its very possible that a mole or benign lesion can get irritated and scratched off. If it is gone, monitor for recurrence. If it grows back get it evaluated by a dermatologist. For now, do some wound care with plain petroleum jelly ointment 2/day. If it gets worse ir you are worried about an infection, see your dr. ...Read more
I have a mole on my back and its itchy and keeps scabbing. I cant really tell the color becauze its on a tattoo, what could it be?
Crust/mole/tattoo: You need a biopsy ASAP.Get a more detailed answer ›