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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'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 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 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

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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