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I've had a mole go itchy and come off on back, i've had 3 on my arm do same and scab over and i had a red 1 on my back which went squigy and bled?

I've had a mole go itchy and come off on back, i've had 3 on my arm do same and scab over and i had a red 1 on my back which went squigy and bled?

See dermatologist : I would see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan if you have not done so already. A biopsy will give you a histologic identification and confirmation of benign disease. Otherwise excision or laser ablation may be an option. ...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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My normal shape and normal color mole now has a scab like tip. Should i worry?

My normal shape and normal color mole now has a scab like tip. Should i worry?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I picked a mole now i think it bleed on the inside cause its dark or theres a scab what is it darker?

I picked a mole now i think it bleed on the inside cause its dark or theres 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

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I scratched my mole and found out it has small scab. Like very tiny dried blood?

Get it seen: If the mole had truly bled, either you injured it without knowing it, or it is very worrisome for a melanoma. Best get it seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Injury(scratches) on mole on face be4 There was a scab and now it fall.It remain a light grey ring surrounding the mole.What to do to fade the ring?

See your doctor or: dermatologists to check out your skin. Normally, bleaching agents do not work that well around moles, and you want s/her to look at your mole and document your finding. ...Read more

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Shave biopsy for mole done, came back totally benign. Still have reddish pink circle after scab fell off. When will this fade?

Few months - normal: Normal for recent surgical site/scar to look pinkish red. The normal healing process takes a few months. You can help the healing by protecting the fresh scar from sun exposure. Some scar care creams also help. ...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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