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Is it normal for children to have moles on scalp?

Is it normal for children to have moles on scalp?

Have it checked out: This is not rare but you should have this checked out by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Some of these moles in kids can be concerning and require removal. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have 4 new moles on scalp can they be skin cancer?

I have 4 new moles on scalp can they be skin cancer?

Not sure: Sorry, but without looking and feeling, really unable to tell. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Are moles on top of scalp normal?

Are moles on top of scalp normal?

Can be: They can be "normal" but i would keep a close eye on them for any changes in shape, size, and color. It is important to have a full body skin exam done by your dermatologist once a year and to let them know of any changes that have occurred in the mole(s). ...Read more

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Strange mole on my scalp: http://i.Imgur.Com/5xk3k9t.Jpg should I be worried?

Strange mole on my scalp: http://i.Imgur.Com/5xk3k9t.Jpg should I be worried?

Nevus sebaceous: This is probably a lesion that was present at or shortly after birth. At the time of puberty, hormones often make the lesion become more raised and it develops an orange color. These lesions may remain unchanged for a lifetime, but they can develop tumors such as basal cell carcinoma and syringocystadenoma papilliforum. If it is changing, see a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a mole like thing on my scalp. is this something to be concerned about.

I have a mole like thing on my scalp. is this something to be concerned about.

Yes: Yes, have it examined. And if ok, have it re-examined yearly by dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a raised white mole on my scalp, is it normal for them to be white?

Intradermal nevus: The color of intradermal nevi may be white in an otherwise white person. If there has been any change in size, color, contour of the nevus or bleeding, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about this small, red mole on my scalp: http://goo.Gl/56jwfr. Should i be worried?

I'm concerned about this small, red mole on my scalp: http://goo.Gl/56jwfr. Should i be worried?

Molee: Usually a small red mole is not dangerous and if it, s size shape and color do not change you have nothing to worry about. However if there is a change i would let a physician have a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a flesh colour mole on my scalp, had it all my life, but I do think it is a little larger but i'm unsure could this be cancerous?

I have a flesh colour mole on my scalp, had it all my life, but I do think it is a little larger but i'm unsure could this be cancerous?

It's possible: It doesn't sound too concerning since it's been there your whole life. However, if it's getting larger, you really should have it looked at and possibly removed. The only way to know if something is skin cancer is to biopsy it. And rarely, melanomas can be flesh colored. Let a doctor decide whether it needs to be removed. And avoid sun exposure on your scalp! ...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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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more