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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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a small brown mole that you could barely see I pickrd it I think it bleed on the inside or its a scab it looks a bit darker will it heal?
Mole: Usually it'll heal. Can out some OTC antibiotic cream on it but id check it out with a dermatologist as well
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 (MelanomSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Asked my dr to remove mole that was evolving, asymm, uneven border, color + 1cm in dia, 7 days ago. No sutures used, no scab yet. When should it scab?
Not sure: Seem pretty big not to suture. You should ask the doctor who removed the mole.
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.
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.