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Hi I have a mole that has a white scab over it is It safe?

Hi I have a mole that has a white scab over it is It safe?

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

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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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 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 ?

Should be checked: It may not be a mole , and if it is need to be biopsied or excised for biopsy to make sure it did not turn into a melanoma. . See your doctor for clinical evaluation . ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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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