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What are different ways to treat moles?

What are different ways to treat moles?

Two: There are two basic treatments for moles: remove them surgically or leave them alone. There is no reason to remove them unless they show suspicious characteristics or are bleeding excessively. Most moles are harmless, but only a dermatologist can tell you for sure if your moles need to be removed. ...Read more

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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If a mole has different colors in it is that bad?

If a mole has different colors in it is that bad?

Could be: The only way to tell for sure is to remove it and then look at it under the microscope. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mole with different shades of brown & colour fading at edge to be benign?

Is it possible for mole with different shades of brown & colour fading at edge to be benign?

Pigmented Nevus: Yes it may still be benign. The abcd criteria is more of a screening instrument to identify nevi worrisome for dysplasia or malignant melanoma and is not very specific. A biopsy is your surest way to tell. ...Read more

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Have lots of moles i had them for years but don't know if this mole is new of has been there for a wile its light brown and saped differently?

Have lots of moles i had them for years but don't know if this mole is new of has been there for a wile its light brown and saped differently?

Skin must be seen: There is little to do other than to acknowledge your concern and to ask you to show it to your family doctor the next time you are seen at the medical clinic. There are a number of 'brown' lesions that are both common and not of concern. ...Read more

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I have some weird looking moles I'm going to get them seen in 15 days are they going to remove all of them at once? Or do I need different visits?

I have some weird looking moles I'm going to get them seen in 15 days are they going to remove all of them at once? Or do I need different visits?

Hello,: It depends on the size, color and shape of the moles . If you have had them for many years and they have not changed, the less likely it would be removed. But let your dermatologist discuss it with you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I picked on a mole till there was a wound and now the wound got better but the mole came back abit difrent in the scrape.Will the mole heal the same?

I picked on a mole till there was a wound and now the wound got better but the mole came back abit difrent in the scrape.Will the mole heal the same?

Maybe not.: Might be best to have the dermatologist look at it and perhaps do an excisional biopsy at this point. Wounds will cause scarring and hyperpigmentation. Please do not pick at moles. If they itch, see a physician ...Read more

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How are black heads and black moles different?

How are black heads and black moles different?

Both are benign.: A black head is a plugged pore or sebaceous gland. Moles are usually pigmented nevi ( skin cell like- melanocytes- overgrowth) and are benign in nature. ...Read more

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How to treat tiny moles on face?

How to treat tiny moles on face?

Many options: Best to have a dermatologist check them out for all the details. Hope this helps! ...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