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Scab Over Mole
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
I had a mole that scabbed over and now the scab has fallen off leaving just a tender bit of pink skin like a normal wound. Should I be worried ?
I have a sma mole on my back that hasn't grown but has white/very light brown crust over like a scab its been there a few weeks. Could this be cancer?
Were it that simple: Without a photograph it's not possible to speculate on your particular growth. But, some very basic and accurate information on skin cancer with photos is provided by the american academy of dermatology, and a link is below. https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/types-of-skin-cancer A virtual consult with a photo provided might also be of some help for you. ...Read more
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?
Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal? I have a raised mole on the bridge of my nose, just below my eyebrow. What methods of mole removal would leave that area to scab over, and what method would use stitches to close up the skin?
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?
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