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What Does It Mean When A Mole Is Itchy
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!
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!
Itchy: Not every itchy mole is cancerous. Not every raised mole is cancerous. With that said it is a good idea to have a mole that is changing (raised) and symptomatic (itchy) evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure it is not cancerous.See 3 more doctor answers
Possible infection: Have your physician examine the area for possibility of infection.
1 symptom: It can actually be a symptom. Follow A, B, C, D. Asymmetry-can you cut the lesion in half and have 2 mirror images. Border-is it irregular? Color-any changes? Diameter-larger than 6 mm?See 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: A mole can become itchy due to irritation but if it has changed in character it should be examined by an expert.See 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a mole on the back of my head since I was born but here recently it has got bigger and kind of bumpy. It's also itchy and hurting.?
Mole: You need to see a dermatologist and have it biopsiedSee 1 more doctor answer
Help MOLE! I am experiencing an itchy mole on my back. This itchiness comes and goes every few months for the last 2-3 years. I'm worried now!
Mole: I suggest that you either see your primary care provider or your dermatologist. Recommend head to toe skin assessment annually.
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
Why is the mole on my right side of my face growing bigger? It's not painful nor itchy, just growing
Depends on path: As described this is usually a seborrheic keratosis a benign lesion that grows with age but you need to have it evaluated by dermatologist or primary care. Would be more concerned if it is bleeding, ulcerating, variegated or has irregular borders
I've always had a big mole on top of my back and today been slightly itchy and its slightly raised bit at top?
Go see a doc: It's probably not anything to worry about but any mole that has changing characteristics needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist.See 2 more doctor answers
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