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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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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more