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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!

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

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!

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Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

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.

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Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

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?

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A rash next to a mole is itchy and scaley, should I go see a doctor? What kind?

A rash next to a mole is itchy and scaley, should I go see a doctor? What kind?

Rash: If the adjacent rash does not resolve with moisturizers and cortisone cream after several days, see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Itchy mole: A mole that was not itching initially but becomes itchy is of concern. Any change like increase in size, darkening of the color, ulceration or bleeding make a lesion suspicious for possible skin cancer.

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I have a dark itchy mole on my back should I be worried?

Not necessarily: A mole can become itchy due to irritation but if it has changed in character it should be examined by an expert.

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I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

See your doctor.: Most such moles are benign, but have your doctor look at it since it seems to concern you. The reassurance will be worth it, and if it does not look right, he can help you get a referral to a dermatologist if necessary. Best wishes!

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My son has a new itchy mole on his back. He is 7. Should I worry?

My son has a new itchy mole on his back. He is 7. Should I worry?

Might be...: Most moles are painless and do not itch. Is it possible it is an insect bite or something else under the skin? Best to have this checked out by his pediatrician.

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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

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My mole is swollen and itchy?

My mole is swollen and itchy?

See Dermatologist: Some changes in the mole are not good - please see a board certified dermatologist as soon as possible.

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I have an itchy mole on my back, is it cancerous?

I have an itchy mole on my back, is it cancerous?

Get it checked!: We can't know, but one thing for sure is that if you have a changing lesion on your skin, you must get it check out with a pcp, dermatologist or other physician with interest in skin diseases/disorders. Please? Get it checked.

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What are possible causes of small itchy mole on neck?

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.

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My mole on my chest has grown and turned white. And itchy?

My mole on my chest has grown and turned white. And itchy?

Any change: In appearance of a mole is suspicion for skin cancer or melanoma. You need to show it to your doctor or even a dermatology specialist.

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Why is the mole on my right side of my face growing bigger? It's not painful nor itchy, just growing

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

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I've always had a big mole on top of my back and today been slightly itchy and its slightly raised bit at top?

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.

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