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I have a mole when I bump it is sore, and bled when I bumped it yesterday, the skin is red around the edges like it's irritated. does this mean cancer?

I have a mole when I bump it is sore, and bled when I bumped it yesterday, the skin is red around the edges like it's irritated. does this mean cancer?

It could just mean: an irritated mole, a cyst under the mole, or of course small chance it could be abnormal. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more

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There's small pink bump under my mole that was tender and hurt like a pimple for the first two days but is now hard. Mole is the same. Is this pimple?

Hard to say: without seeing and feeling it. However, you could apply heat to the entire thing several times a day for a few days and if it goes away, it probably was. If not, should probably get medical exam. ...Read more

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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How do you know if a sore or mole is sun cancer?

How do you know if a sore or mole is sun cancer?

Biopsy: The only way is to take a piece of the skin involved and send it to be examined by a pathologist to look at it under a microscope. ...Read more

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I have a mole that is a raised circular bump that is mostly transparent but has asymmetrical brown coloring on top. What are the chances for cancer?

I have a mole that is a raised circular bump that is mostly transparent but has asymmetrical brown coloring on top. What are the chances for cancer?

Pretty low but...: Irregular moles should be checked asap. Especially if they have increased in size quickly or bleed easily. If an md feels it is benign and it continues to behave benign it can be watched. However, the only way to get a definite answer is with a biopsy. ...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


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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