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What Does A Bleeding Mole Mean
Hi I accidentally cut a mole on my vaginal area whilst shaving, the mole had bleed slightly, but now I have swelling around that area which is soar to the touch, can u help explain what this could mean??
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
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
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
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?
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?
As I washed my face this morning the mole on it came off a little and started bleeding. It is bothering me. What should I do?
See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and see if it can easily removed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have a fairly new mole on my back that started bleeding out of nowhere. Now it looks black and feels hard. Could this be cancerous?
See a derm: It would be in your best interest to have your dermatologist look at it. ...Read more
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.
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
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
My dog scratched me this moring on my chest. I have a mole there! Its been bleeding all day, what should I do?
I have a weird mole that has started bleeding, is scaly, and is not round, you can hardly make out the edges. It is in the pubic area.
See your DR: An exam will determine if it needs to be removed and sent to a lab. ...Read more
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
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
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
I had a mole removed from my leg on 9/5/14. The stitches came out 9/12/14, but there is quite a bit of bleeding. Is this cause for concern?
Mole: Apple pressure to the area with a clean gauze and call your surgeon right away ...Read more
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
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 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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