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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
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?
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
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
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?
ABCs of moles: Look at your moles according to the abcs as warning signs. Asymmetrical? Definite border? More than 1 color? Is diameter bigger than eraser on a pencil? Is it elevated? Does it feel funny or hurt? If these apply, get the mole checked out. For more explanation of the abcs check out: http://www.Afraidtoask.Com/skinca/skinwarning.Html worth getting a "total body check" from dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dermatology: If you notice a change in a mole it is good to see a dermatologist. Something that looks like a mole causes the most serious cancer of the skin , and since if detected early prevents terrible problems, it is always better to get it checked early. The dermatologist can then help teach you when you should be concerned in the future in your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't think of any: Good question. I have seen on the internet creams and lotions which can be applied to skin lesions, moles, and warts which cause the skin lesion to dry up, scab up and then fall off. I believe you are asking about those treatments. It appears to be some kind of a chemical peel. These treatments are unregulated and unlikely to be fda approved, so i can't in good conscience recommend any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer