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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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Can a beauty spot/mark/mole disappear suddenly?

Can a beauty spot/mark/mole disappear suddenly?

Yes indeed: Nevi can spontaneously regress due to the immune system. The disappearance may be preceded by a halo around the nevus, or it can just happen. ...Read more

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I have a purpleish black little spot its not a mole nor a bump jst a spot on my back could it be a sign of something serious?

I have a purpleish black little spot its not a mole nor a bump jst a spot  on my back could it be a sign of something serious?

See a dermatologist: I am always concerned about skin lesions and moles that are 1) black, grey, or blue, 2) made up of many colors, 3) have irregular borders, or are bigger than the size of a pencil eraser. I am also concerned about moles that itch or bleed spontaneously. Please have yourself checked by your doctor; a dermatology evaluation may be in order. ...Read more

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A spot formed under a mole on my face a few months ago, its still here now, 3x the size of original mole, bright red can't see mole anymore?

A spot formed under a mole on my face a few months ago, its still here now, 3x the size of original mole, bright red can't see mole anymore?

Don't mess around : You should make an appointment right away with a Dermatologist to have this area examined. This change in appearance either with the mole or immediately adjacent to it is concerning. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm getting a brown spot like a freckle/mole on my penis, what could this be?

I'm getting a brown spot like a freckle/mole on my penis, what could this be?

Freckle or Mole ?: Could be a lentigo or a nevus but also could be a papilloma -- have a dermatologist evaluate to be sure ... ...Read more

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I have a dark spot (flat mole) on my lip that has gotten bigger in the past 6 months. Not sure what kind of doctor I should be seeing to assess this?

I have a dark spot (flat mole) on my lip that has gotten bigger in the past 6 months. Not sure what kind of doctor I should be seeing to assess this?

Dermatologist: I would have a dermatologist (skin doctor) see it first to determine the kind of mole and the need for any procedure. Depending on the size they might be able to remove it themselves or refer you to a plastic surgeon for removal if necessary. ...Read more

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A brown spot - similar colour to a mole appeared today on my chest. Should I be worried ? Its bigger than any other moles i have

A brown spot - similar colour to a mole  appeared today on my chest. Should I be worried ? Its bigger than any other moles i have

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor as it is a new lesion. ...Read more

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I have a small dark spot/mole on my lip and i was wondering if there is anything i can do to treat it or a way if it can fade?

I have a small dark spot/mole on my lip and i was wondering if there is anything i can do to treat it or a way if it can fade?

First clarify diagno: You need to be certain that this is a benign mall before you start evaluating it yourself. I dermatologist can clarify. ...Read more

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I have a beauty spot (mole) on my face my whole life, the last few years, it's become raised & changing around the border. See doc??

I have a beauty spot (mole) on my face my whole life, the last few years, it's become raised & changing around the border. See doc??

Changing skin spot: I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for a biopsy. Best to make sure it in not something serious like a skin cancer. Chances are it is not but its best to be safe when you are noticing changes ...Read more

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Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Had ring worm on scalp as a kid.  Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a mole keeps turning into a spot?

Tough one: That's a tough one. How are you defining a mole and how is it different from a spot? You should be concerned about a mole that has irregular borders, a change or variety of colors, and a size greater than that of a pencil eraser. If in doubt, get it checked out! ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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