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Spot On A Mole
A couple months ago I noticed a pimple size,bruise looking bump under skin on face. Still on face, slightly bigger. A little tender. Is it skin cancer?
Unlikely: Try fomentation to facilitate the release of material accumulated under the skin. Do not try to pop it as that only leads to a larger scar. Consult this site as one of the home remedies for acne may be helpful. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more
A few things: Possible causes: smoking, sun exposure, high intake of caffeine beverages, hot food, biting/licking the lips constantly, high levels of iron, vitamin b deficiency, allergic reaction. Treatment: lip balm, lemon juice, water. Avoid hot foods, tea, coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
Not normal: Not normal. See an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
What would a sudden bump on my skin indicate? Looks like a skin tag, but under the skin tag (under the skin) is a quarter size lump. Red & sore.
3 yrs ago noticed a dime size black mole on breast.Now i noticed the mole is the size of a quarter with raised black bumps & itches.Should i worry?
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
Not cancer: ?, but not likely serious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blemish: A blemish typically results from an inflammatory lesion such as an acne breakout and once it heals, it leaves a discolored or dark spot known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If, however this is a new pigmented isolated lesion without previous inflammation, then it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
How do I remove a mole? I have a mole on my breast. It almost looks like a large freckle. I also have a mole on my bikini line.
Others : Others here have described moles that need to be checked out for fear of cancer. The important thing to understand is that the only way to completely remove a true mole is to completely remove the entire thickness of skin encompassing the mole. This means there will be a permanent scar no matter how inconspicuous it may eventually turn out. Also, most moles are roughly round in shape leaving a round hole in the skin after removal that does not lend itself to a simple closure. If the circle is small, say 2-3 mm then a simple closure may work. Wounds larger than 3mm will not lay down flat with simply closing them using stitches. They need to be elongated into an ellipse to close properly. Many patients have trouble understanding why removing a 6mm mole will result in a scar 1.5 cm long. That is why it is important to try and decide if the mole is being removed for cosmetic reasons or medical reasons. Any mole can be biopsied with a 2mm skin punch to determine if there is medical reason to remove it with little to no visible scarring. Any person seeking cosmetic mole removal needs to weigh the appearance of the mole versus what the scar would look like if it healed well and if it healed not so well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a flat pink mole on my bank but half of my mole is white, could it be a spot or something else? It's like a line covering one half
I picked on a mole a wound formed the mole came back now i have red skin from the wound and the mole i scratched my mole now it looks darker...
Almost anything: It could be an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin, or an irritant (non-allergic) reaction, or a fungal infection (ringworm), or any number of other things. A dermatologist needs to see it in person to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small, flat mole on side of my face. Just now it grew a small white pimple-looking bump, likes hair follicle. Rest of mole fine. What is it?
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more