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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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I have a new, somewhat unusual mole that was never there before?

I have a new, somewhat unusual mole that was never there before?

Get checked: Any new mole especially if it's asymmetric, has irregular borders, or has more than one color should be checked by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have an unusual looking mole on my face, it grows then the tip will eventually breaks off, it feels crusty like, but it doesn't hurt.What could it b?

I have an unusual looking mole on my face, it grows then the tip will eventually breaks off, it feels crusty like, but it doesn't hurt.What could it b?

See your doctor: There are several conditions that could cause your symptoms, but none can be diagnosed without an exam. You should see your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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When is a mole called an unusual mole?

When is a mole called an unusual mole?

Changes: When a mole changes quickly or looks different than expected it is called unusual. Moles are extremely common and most people have them. Unusual is a broad term and can mean different things to different people! i always warned my patients that any mole changing should be seen by your pcp. Any new mole appearing quickly is dangerous until seen by your pcp. Don' take chance on it being malignant. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for there to be a scar after a mole surgery?

Would it be unusual for there to be a scar after a mole surgery?

Yes: All operations leave scars, which should fade with time and become less visible. Very large disfiguring scars can be treated, but a small scar is normal. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back. It's symmetrical, but itchy, and unusually dark and large. It also appears to have a red tint to it. Should i see a doctor?

I have a mole on my back. It's symmetrical, but itchy, and unusually dark and large. It also appears to have a red tint to it. Should i see a doctor?

Mole: Yes, you need to see dermatologist. You can not see the mole yourself due to location and can not assess changes. Physician will evaluate and if necessary will biopsy the lesion to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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I have a mole that s split down the middle and it s a little red?

I have a mole that s split down the middle and it s a little red?

Have it examined: I recommend you visit your doctor who can examine it. You can then talk about whether you should have a biopsy to find out more information. ...Read more

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What is a mole?

What is a mole?

moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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