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What does a bleeding mole mean?

What does a bleeding mole mean?

Concerning: It is impossible to say without a full exam. Any bleeding mole should be evaluated immediately by a board certified dermatologist. A biopsy may be required. ...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 the mole doesn't itch, bleed or get red it means that I don't have a melanoma, right?

If the mole doesn't itch, bleed or get red it means that I don't have a melanoma, right?

Wrong: Most melanomas don't have those traits. A dark mole which has changed in any way should be examined. Typical changes suggesting melanoma include lateral growth, growth in thickness, irregular margins, irregular pigmentation, leaving if pigment beyond the "mole." Not common at your age, but not unprecedented. ...Read more

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Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Sounds like you: Cut into a vascular structure. Apply pressure to allow this to clot. If unable to control bleeding seek medical care. ...Read more

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Just had a mole removed and there is some bleeding coming through the bandage. Is this normal?

Just had a mole removed and there is some bleeding coming through the bandage. Is this normal?

Could be.: Generally bandages are big enough to control post op bleeding, but occasionally not. Related to size and number of blood vessels injured and whether or not you ar taking medications that alter clotting. Aspirin and other non steroidal anti inflammatories such as Motrin can interfere. If you continue bleeding you should all your surgeon. Direct pressure always stops bleeding. ...Read more

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I've hit the mole on my back and now it's bleeding bit I've put a dressing on it should it we fine?

I've hit the mole on my back and now it's bleeding bit I've put a dressing on it should it we fine?

Unable to tell: Online. Try some antibiotic ointment under the dressing if you are worried (keeps bleeding, unusual border, abnormal color) get it checked. ...Read more

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Hey I have a tiny mole and picked it it was bleeding so I cleaned it and put a plaster on what else should I do?

Hey I have a tiny mole and picked it it was bleeding so I cleaned it and put a plaster on what else should I do?

Monitor: You did the correct process. Now just keep it clean and some antibiotic cream on it. Monitor the area and see if it grows back rapidly and changes color or is irregular. Often the moles are scratched off and do not return. COntinue to watch for infection around the area. ...Read more

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Ok, I cut a mole, I got the bleeding under control, but the tip is still hanging on a little, but not enough that I could just p. ..?

Ok, I cut a mole, I got the bleeding under control, but the tip is still hanging on a little, but not enough that I could just p. ..?

Please see your doc: To say that cutting the mole yourself was not a good idea cannot be understated. Please see your primary doctor asap. They may have the tools to complete the removal of mole and make sure there is no immediately concerning issues with the area. The cut mole may need to be sent to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more

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Hi! I accidentally broke open a mole today! There was a little bleeding, but I am still worried. Should I do anything about it? Thank you!

Hi! I accidentally broke open a mole today! There was a little bleeding, but I am still worried. Should I do anything about it? Thank you!

Mole: It should heal without any problem, make sure you washed the area and keep it clean. Any mole that is changing or new should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Remember to wear sunscreen. ...Read more

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My son has a mole that is bleeding and has scabbed is this safe?

My son has a mole that is bleeding and has scabbed is this safe?

Bleeding mole: This may be a matter of simple trauma to the mole or it may be an indication of a more serious problem like a skin cancer. You absolutely must get this checked out by a dermatologist first hand. ...Do not wait. ...Read more

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My dad scratch a mole on his face and accidentally pulled it off. It won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

My dad scratch a mole on his face and accidentally pulled it off. It won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

Apply pressure: Apply firm pressure for 10 minutes. If he is taking a blood thinning medication, and/or aspirin, apply pressure for 15-20 minutes. No peeking! If it is still bleeding, apply pressure again and take to an Emergency Room or Urgent Care. If it is stopped, apply a nonadherent dressing/bandage and clean it twice a day with mild soap and water. If there is any sign of infection, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

Worrying doesn't: Help. I would recommend a biopsy since its 2mm this would be a minor in office procedure that a dermatologist could perform on the spot. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a mole which is very painful. The pain started yesterday. No change of shape, no bleeding, no change of color, just the pain.

Painful Mole: Go get it removed this week. Do not wait. Even if it stops hurting. My cousin died of melanoma in his early 40's, don't put it off. ...Read more

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I self cut into a mole I think I hit a blood thing cause it won't stop bleeding it will slow down some but won't stop. Its been an hour now.

I self cut into a mole I think I hit a blood thing cause it won't stop bleeding it will slow down some but won't stop. Its been an hour now.

Apply pressure!: Apply pressure (firm pressure) directly on mole (can have gauze, bandaid or towel over it) for 10 straight minutes, without letting up. Elevate the area above your heart (if possible), too. Then be careful not to knock the clot off when you clean it for the next 2-3 days. If it doesn't stop, call your doc or go to an Urgent Care/ER. ...Read more

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My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

No: It is normal for small blood seepage to occur after mole removal, especially within the first 24 hours after surgery. If pain, redness, or fevers, chills, or swelling occur, contact you physician. ...Read more

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I just scratched a mole on my arm gently and it started bleeding, should I have it looked at?

I just scratched a mole on my arm gently and it started bleeding, should I have it looked at?

Yes: Don't want to alarm, but IMO any mole that misbehaves, including bleeding with minor irritation, should be taken VERY seriously. It is probably not melanoma, but this could be an early warning and you can never be too careful with this disease. It is a killer. And it can be cured if found and treated early. See someone and if they are unimpressed, ask why it bled and what if it IS a melanoma. ...Read more

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I havea large raised mole its gotten larger recently, it has started to peel and is bleeding. The next drs appt is in 3 weeks, should I be seen sooner?

I havea large raised mole its gotten larger recently, it has started to peel and is bleeding. The next drs appt is in 3 weeks, should I be seen sooner?

Bleeding mole: Call the doctor's office and let them know the situation. There are always cancellations. Let them know that you are flexible. ...Read more

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A mole on the forehead that recently has become larger, red, and started bleeding.

Needs evaluation: A mole which is rapidly changing especially on an area which has a lot of sun exposure, could turn out to be some sort of malignancy. You should see your dermatologist to have this looked at and probably biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a mole that I had for months but its finally got bigger and sore I scratch it by mistake and it was bleeding and pussing up?

Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to biopsy or remove the lesion. ...Read more

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I have a mole that has been bleeding and itchy for almost over a month. I can't get into the dermatologist for 2 months. What should I do?

Mole: You should probably be evaluated by your primary care physician so that she/he can determine if the lesion is worrisome and warrants biopsy/removal. They may also be able to facilitate getting you into a specialist (dermatologist, plastic surgeon) sooner than 2 months. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a mole on my cheek. It's been there a while. I scratched & it started bleeding with a slight burn. Should I be scared?

Get a medical check: Any mole that bleeds needs to be examined by a physician. It may be something benign requiring removal or it can be a melanoma which is a dangerous type of skin cancer. Please go see a doctor and request that this mole be removed. A dermatologist may be the best specialist to handle it. If you do not know a dermatologist, go see your family doctor for initial assessment and advice. ...Read more

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I have a dark mole with red around it and bleeding and its painful I was wondering if it is cancerd its painful I was wondering if it is cancer

I have a dark mole with red around it and bleeding and its painful I was wondering if it is cancerd its painful I was wondering if it is cancer

Could be: Skin cancer doesn't have any 1 symptom, ie bleeding or prescence or absence of pain. It could just be an inflamed keratosis, sun damage. But multi colored, bleeding are factored in. Someone should look at them and biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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I have a mole under my nose which after I blow my nose due to cold I notice my mole had started bleeding this has never happened before need advice?

I have a mole under my nose which after I blow my nose due to cold I notice my mole had started bleeding this has never happened before need advice?

Possible biopsy: Hello Sherriel, If the mole has irregular borders, is tender and bleeds easily, it will need to undergo a biopsy by either a head and neck surgeon or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Biopsy is scheduled but - is it possible for ugly mole that has grown slightly with some colour change to be benign? No pain, oozing, bleeding, itch.

Yes: Of course it can be benign, not every mole that shows some changes is malignant on the otherhand changes in a mole are a warning sign of some potential malignant changes. But why take a chance since melanoma can be deadly. That is why a biopsy is the right thing to do. ...Read more

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