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What does it mean when a mole hurts?

What does it mean when a mole hurts?

Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these signs could indicate a skin cancerous change in some cases. ...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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When a mole hurts when you itch it does that mean it's cancerous?

When a mole hurts when you itch it does that mean it's cancerous?

Concerning: Moles that start to itch, scab, or bleed should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a mole over my left eyebrow and it's swollen and it hurts. What does this mean?

I have a mole over my left eyebrow and it's swollen and it hurts. What does this mean?

Skin lesion: Your description sounds like an irritated/ inflamed skin lesion. It is impossible to tell if it is benign or something more serious without examining it. I recommend that you see an eye or skin doctor for further evaluation and excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a mole keeps turning into a spot?

What does it mean if a mole keeps turning into a spot?

Tough one: That's a tough one. How are you defining a mole and how is it different from a spot? You should be concerned about a mole that has irregular borders, a change or variety of colors, and a size greater than that of a pencil eraser. If in doubt, get it checked out! ...Read more

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What does a black mole mean?

What does a black mole mean?

Have it biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if their is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles with different colors within it, have an irregular border, or are itchy and/or have bled. Moles larger than 6mm also need to be evaluated. Please see your doctor and if any of the lesions need a biopsy then it can done. Better to replace a mole with a scar. ...Read more

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My mole hurts what should I do?

Get it looked at!: Any time a mole starts to cause any tenderness it should be looked at and a biopsy taken. Has it grown in size? Are the borders irregular? Has it changed shape? Has the texture or color changed? These are all signs to watch for. I recommend having a specialist take a look if you are concerned! ...Read more

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Does lazering off a mole hurt very much?

Rubber-band snap: Laser treatment is often described as the sensation of a rubber-band snap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole flakes off?

What does it mean when a mole flakes off?

You picked it: See a doctor to make sure it was not cancerous and get what is left of it checked. Avoid picking since it can cause more problems and scars than you need. ...Read more

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Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Possible: I apply Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to the area I plan to excise for an hour prior to the procedure. This cream absorbs into the skin causing anesthesia. Then the area is injected with lidocain so the lesion can be absorbed. Generally there is no or minimal pain. ...Read more

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My mole hurts, should I get it checked out?

My mole hurts, should I get it checked out?

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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What does it mean when a mole start to turn black?

What does it mean when a mole start to turn black?

Dermatologist time!: When a mole changes in color, shape, size or texture, there is a chance that the mole is now turning into a melanoma. Without proper examination, it's not possible to make the diagnosis. So it would be wise to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the top of your mole comes off?

What does it mean when the top of your mole comes off?

See your doctor: Your mole is changing either from you scraping it off (trauma) or sun damage or from shaving. Your doctor may want to remove it and biopsy it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole is sensitive to the touch?

Sensitive: Any symptomatic (pain, itch, sensitivity, etc.) mole could indicate a cancerous change. It may also be non issue. It is best to have a dermatologist evaluate and treat if needed. ...Read more

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I've got a mole on my backhoe do I get it removed and will it hurt?

Be seen: Virtually any physician can remove something like that. If it were on the face, or the genitals, you may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole goes from dark brown to tan, expanded a little to.

Most likely nothing: It is a good idea to have your doctor look at any changing skin lesion. Benign skin lesions can also grow and change. Generally speaking, if a mole is larger than say a pencil eraser (6mm), edges are not sharp and clear, scaling or bleeding, the pigmentation is not uniform or even throughout, or obviously changing you should have it checked. The doctor may biopsy the lesion if necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a small area of a mole that I've at for at least 3 turns slightly darker?

Can not tell: Most moles are normal, but moles can change over time. Moles larger than 6 mm in diameter, with an irregular border, which are asymmetrical, and changing should be checked. Comparison photos are available on aad. Org website. ...Read more

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Hey! I have a bumpy mole (very bummpy and has pieces hanging off) and im getting in removed in about a month. Please tell me if it will hurt?

Pain removing mole: Mole removals are done under local anesthesia, so the most you will feel is the needle stick and a slight burning of the anesthetic. After the procedure, the area may feel a little sore but should not be very painful. If severe pain does develop, it may mean an infection or bleeding inside the skin, but that is very rare. Follow the wound care instructions carefully. It should be fine. ...Read more

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What does having a cancerous mole mean?

What does having a cancerous mole mean?

Cancer: It needs to be biopsied or completely removed by a physician. It then needs to be checked under the microscope by a pathologist to determine the type of cancer and how deep it invades the skin and underlying tissues. Some skin cancers, especially melanoma, have the ability to spread to distant parts of the body. You need more information from the doctors involved with this case. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my mole is cancerous?

Treatment: Cancerous mole may be cured by surgical resection of a localized lesion. If it has already spread, the patient may need chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Itchy mole! What does it mean?

Itchy mole! What does it mean?

Itchy Mole: An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your derm asap! ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean when a mole keeps itching?

What does it mean when a mole keeps itching?

Several things: Check to see if you have been using any new detergent or soap that might ahve caused an allergic reaction or irritation. However, this usually involves other part of the skin, not jsut the mole. If the mole is the only thin that itches and the symptom does not go away, then go see your doctor since an itching mole can be a presentation of melanoma. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole itches on a person's back?

See your doctor: If your mole is changing or you are unable to tell if it is a bug bite see your doctor for a diagnosis. If it needs to be removed or biopsied your doctor will be able to help you with that. ...Read more

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Strange mole on my back getting bigger, what does this mean?

Strange mole on my back getting bigger, what does this mean?

It means that you: Need to see the dermatologist. I recommend that my patients have a head to toe dermatology examination every year. The dermatologist can determine if you need a biopsy ; if the lesion looks suspicious or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole turns dark in colour, itches and bleeds?

Have it checked out: Have this mole checked out by a dermatologist to ensure that it is not a skin cancer. The bleeding is definitely a cause for concern. ...Read more

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If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

Itchy mole: A mole with recent changes of any one of the following; itching, bleeding, change in color or size, assymetry, irregular borders, needs to be checked out. Go see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have a troubled mole, is sensitive and a little bump underneath, what could this mean?!

Have it checked: It may just be irritated or even infected from scratching the mole. However its best to have a dermatologist or at least another physician examine the mole ...Read more

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Itchy mole for like 2 years and starts to hurt if I scratch it to much its flat and circle shaped?

Itchy mole for like 2 years and starts to hurt if I scratch it to much its flat and circle shaped?

Biopsy: A good rule of thumb is that a skin lesion that changes or behaves abnormally (such as hurting or itching) needs to be further evaluated. I would recommend you see a dermatologist or your PMD ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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