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I have had a slightly raised mole on face for many years. A small white bump rose on it, like a whitehead. I picked off. What could it be? Now healing

I have had a slightly raised mole on face for many years. A small white bump rose on it, like a whitehead. I picked off. What could it be? Now healing

Difficult to tell: Difficult to tell without seeing. However, most likely a clogged oil gland or hair follicle. Now that you have opened the area it should go on to heal. If it does not resolve completely or comes to a head again I'd have your physician take a look. ...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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Why Did My Pimple Turn Into a Mole?

Why Did My Pimple Turn Into a Mole?

Don't know: A pimple if picked at could lead to a thickened skin mass but you should see a dermatologist for an evaluation ...Read more

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Please, how would I get rid or hide a pimple mole?

Treatment of Moles: The most important thing in mole removal is proper diagnosis. Assuming you do not have a suspicious looking mole (that is one in which the doctor suspects that it may be changing into a skin cancer) many moles are shaved off, resulting in little trace that it was once there. Sometimes they may come back. Especially if hair is growing out of it.
If the mole is suspicious it should be excised. ...Read more

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What can this be. I've had this pimple like spot on my face & after sometime it turned into a small mole. Why is that. Thanks?

What can this be. I've had this pimple like spot on my face & after sometime it turned into a small mole. Why is that. Thanks?

Changing skin lesion: This requires an evaluation by your physician to determine what it is. Or you could provide a photo to allow others to comment on it. At your age, chances of anything significant is remote but you still must have it checked if you are concerned about it. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a mole on my face, I've had this since when I was young but now it's hurting and feels like there's a pimple. Is cancerous? Thanks

Hi! I have a mole on my face, I've had this since when I was young but now it's hurting and feels like there's a pimple. Is cancerous? Thanks

Exam: If you've had a mole for years, but it just started changing (growing, changing color, itching more) it should be examined to see whether you need a biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple. After I took a hot shower it drained a little.

Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple. After I took a hot shower it drained a little.

Pimple: Yes a pimple or cyst may develop under an existing mole. If the mole itself is changing size, color, or shape, and /or the "bump" described does not resolve, have it examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A mole or pimple in testis?

Did: You mean on the scrotum. If present on the scrotum have a doctor take a look ...Read more

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Can you give me advice please. Pimple, small cyst or mole?

Insufficient info to: Even guess at this. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a small mole on the side of my face, that gets reoccurring pimple under it, is this normal?

I have a small mole on the side of my face, that gets reoccurring pimple under it, is this normal?

Get it checked out: Changing skin lesions such as size, color and irregular pigmentation could be a sign of skin cancer. Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my face that now looks like a mole. It seems to be fading very slowly but is there a chance it won't go away completely?

I had a pimple on my face that now looks like a mole. It seems to be fading very slowly but is there a chance it won't go away completely?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And... infections can scar in. Inflammation/infection/etc can cause scarring and pigmentation that is permanent (but likely fixable with laser pigmentation treatment). ...Read more

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About a month ago I had a pimple under a mole. The pain of the pimple went away, but the area around my mole is still slightly swollen is this normal?

About a month ago I had a pimple under a mole. The pain of the pimple went away, but the area around my mole is still slightly swollen is this normal?

Need for check up: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Any change in a mole needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Mole that is black&brown, raised like pimple. Edges on one side r crooked but round on the other. Was flat/tan, has changed slowly over 7yrs. Benign?

Mole that is black&brown, raised like pimple. Edges on one side r crooked but round on the other. Was flat/tan, has changed slowly over 7yrs. Benign?

Wow: Well described, but I don't think there is a physician that would venture a diagnosis based on a description. Might I suggest a consultation with a dermatologist? ...Read more

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I accidentally scratched my mole off what should I do? Its on my forhead and it was tiny, I stratched off thinking it was a pimple and it fell off the

I accidentally scratched my mole off what should I do? Its on my forhead and it was tiny, I stratched off thinking it was a pimple and it fell off the

Watch and wait: It may not have been a mole. You should watch and wait, without disturbing the skin where the "mole" was. It is returns, continue to watch it. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a Mole on my back, starting to look like a pimple. It is stil very small, red all aroud and stands a bit out. Should I be concern and check it out?

I have a Mole on my back, starting to look like a pimple. It is stil very small, red all aroud and stands a bit out. Should I be concern and check it out?

Get it checked out: If a mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple or an ingrown hair in a mole?

Yes: A mole is just an area of skin that has a high concentration of melanocytes or pigmented cells. Other skin gland such as hair follicles or sweat glands can also be present with the pigmented area. ...Read more

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There's a mole on my torso that stings to touch like a popped pimple. Is it a pimple that grew there? Growth?

Needs medical check: It may be a pimple or a mole. Since it is bothering you, you should show it to your primary care doctor and get his/her opinion. It may need to be removed especially if it is pigmented (black or brown colours-- can be confused with a melanoma) ...Read more

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I have a mole that reminds me of acne. If I pop it clear fluid comes out. Should I be concerned? Or is this just acne underneath my mole?

I have a mole that reminds me of acne. If I pop it clear fluid comes out. Should I be concerned? Or is this just acne underneath my mole?

See a dermatologist: If you squeeze material out of acne, it is never clear. It must be something other than acne. An exam by a skin specialist will determine what you have. ...Read more

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I have a pimple under a mole on my face and super thin layer of my skin around and on the mole is peeling little by little is that normal?

I have a pimple under a mole on my face and super thin layer of my skin around and on the mole is peeling little by little is that normal?

You can always ask: Your PCP or skin doctor about this since it requires a physical exam of the moles you're talking about. Also dermatologists do mole mapping to help keep track of this. Most moles don't peel. So, that's unusual, and it may be another type of skin lesion that looks like a mole, but isn't. So start with your doctor first, and let that pimple's inflammation heal a little more. ...Read more

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I have a mole that extends from the skin just under my nose. I believe I formed a pimple underneath. It is very red and painful. What should I do?

I have a mole that extends from the skin just under my nose. I believe I formed a pimple underneath. It is very red and painful. What should I do?

Mole with pimple: It could be infected, so please have it checked out by your Dr or dermatologist. You can aplly OTC tripple antibiotic plus, to help the ifection & the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dark brown mole that grew like a pimple & became itchy &painful- similar to a pimple. I popped it and watered down blood came out. Do I see a Dr?

MOLES: Generally speaking, with moles/lesions that change in size/shape and color, they should be evaluated by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pimple right beside a mole, both 1mm, and pimple looks like my other ones but I usually don't get acne in that area. Might also be on top.

I have a pimple right beside a mole, both 1mm, and pimple looks like my other ones but I usually don't get acne in that area. Might also be on top.

Acne.???: It is difficult to ascertain the gravity of the "pimple" since there is no description of the location on your body and the size of your mole and location thereof...Probably is a benign acne or it could be a more significant clinical sign that is associated with your "mole"...It is always more reassuring to consult with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon that can look at it. ...Read more

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I've had a mole on the back of my neck forever. Today, it began to hurt, it feels like I can wiggle it off. Is that possible? Maybe acne underneath?

Mole: Moles should be evaluated by a dermatologist and not manipulated. Please follow up with a dermatologist this week or next you may need a biopsy. Please do not manipulate or try to remove the mole ...Read more

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There's small pink bump under my mole that was tender and hurt like a pimple for the first two days but is now hard. Mole is the same. Is this pimple?

There's small pink bump under my mole that was tender and hurt like a pimple for the first two days but is now hard. Mole is the same. Is this pimple?

Hard to say: Without seeing and feeling it. However, you could apply heat to the entire thing several times a day for a few days and if it goes away, it probably was. If not, should probably get medical exam. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more