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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'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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Treating Moles (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for any mole changing size, color, or shape
Yearly
See a dermatologist if any moles become itchy, tender, or sensitive
Yearly
Get a skin cancer screening every year
Yearly
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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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Treating Moles (Checklist)

Photograph with a ruler in the pic
2x year
Get a loved one to examine your back
4x year
If mole changes (color, grow, bleed, itch) promptly see your doctor
once
Examine your own body
4x year
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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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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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Treating Moles (Checklist)

see dermatologise annually
yearly
have mole checked if changing size, color, borders, symmetry
once
wear sunscreen everyday even if cloudy
every other hours, while awake
have moles checked more frequently if family history of melanoma
2x year
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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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