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Dr. Sheila Calderon
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What does it mean when a mole itches on a person's back?

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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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


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

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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Morris Westfried
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I have a mole that itches really bad sometimes . Why is that, and should I be concerned?

I have a mole that itches really bad sometimes . Why is that, and should I be concerned?

Yes: The mole is inflammed and it is best to have it checked which may include biopsy and total removal. See a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Is it bad if a mole itches really bad?

See your derm: Any mole that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be shown to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Found a darker colored splotch on my skin. Does not look like a mole. It's elevated and fairly large, uneven shape. Also itches very slightly?

Found a darker colored splotch on my skin. Does not look like a mole. It's elevated and fairly large, uneven shape. Also itches very slightly?

Any mole, if black o: Black or brown moles are worrisome especially if they have more than one color in them. I would suggest you show it to your md or go see a dermatologist, if the md can not be certain. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it(reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it(reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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I have a raised white mole that has gotten bigger with a small red ring around it and also itches at times. Should I be concerned?

I have a raised white mole that has gotten bigger with a small red ring around it and also itches at times. Should I be concerned?

Depends on: appearance and size, but more important, change in appearance or size. Have a dermatologist take a look for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Nevi (Definition)

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


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