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Signs Of Moles
Do people with lots of moles have weaker immune systems then people with few or no moles??? Is lots of moles a sign of a weaker immune system?
I had two moles removed 10 days ago they said the pathology report still isn't in is this a bad sign? It's giving me anxiety.
Path report: A path report should not take 10 days for your doctor to receive the result. You must call the doctor and insist you are given the report. If everything is OK -fine! If not your doctor must have you come to the clinic and be informed about all that was found and what needs to be done. Please let me know. ...Read more
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
I get yearly skin screenings and will continue to do so. My question is about a previous excised mole. It was a moderate-severe atypical dysplastic nevus. I know having atypical moles can be a sign of increased chance of melanoma. I've also read that ma
Low risk: As long as the atypical nevus was excised with negative margins (normal skin at all edges), then you should be fine. Lower your risk of developing a new problem somewhere else by avoiding excessive sun exposure, or by using frequent applications of sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.
Yes and no: I have always said to patients that any mole that changes character and the DX is not clear cut is better in a jar than on your body. A lot of these moles never cause problems but the danger of a changing mole is considered dangerous. Your family doc is best to decide! never take these changing moles for granted without having checked! ...Read more
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