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Significance Of A Mole Turning Black
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
Mole on tongue: If that mole has been present for more than 2 weeks and the tissue was previously normal in appearance, then waste no time in having it examined. ...Read more
Sometimes: Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Blue nevus: A blue nevis is a very dark mole. This can not be determined just by appearance. Since moles can be abnormal a very dark mole should be evaluated and possibly biopsied by a dermatologist. Even benign lesions can change and a delay in diagnosis and treatment of a melanoma can make a significant difference in prognosis. ...Read more
Depends: If this particular mole has never changed color size or shape and is less than 5mm than its possible that this is a normal mole or freckle. See your doctor if any question about this. If any mole changes or bleeds spontaneously for no reason definitely check with your doctor. One easy way to remember is abcd : assymmetry, bleeding, color change or diameter growth change. - mole should come off. ...Read more
Get your annual derm: Check up now. Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied w shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more
Could be: A birth mark or nevus. If any change in size, bleeding or drainage see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Go see your doctor f: You should obtain a medical opinion from your family doctor or go see a dermatologist (skin specialist). A biopsy of a mole is desirable if it is changing or growing. Good luck. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: Any black flat mole should be seen and examined by a Dermatologist. Follow their advise. They may remove and send for biopsy or watch it. ...Read more
I had a mole that was black. However, it soon turned white and then it fell off. Should I be worried?
No: It is likely not a serious problem however, whenever a "mole" changes it is worth having the area looked at by a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. ...Read more
My friend got a mole removed the other day and now the skin that was underneath is a tar black. Is that normal?
Cautery: The doctor that removed the mole probably used either electrocautery or silver nitrate to control the bleeding after removal of the mole. Either method would turn the tissue underneath black. ...Read more
I've had a random mole on my head for about a year and a half, And then I got a random black blemish a week ago but it went away?
Dermatologist: Please have the mole checked by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a mole that was black, but later on turned white and fell off. Now, the area is brown with a white center. Should I be worried?
Mole: Any mole that is changing or has changed should be seen by your dermatologist. A simple biopsy can be done to assure it is ok if that is needed. ...Read more
I have a mole Its about 1 inch around and it has turned black in the past few weeks. I'm 25YO. What could that be? What can I do about it? Thank you!
Hard to tell:
It is very hard to tell without a picture or a better description.
my advise is to see a doctor. ...Read more
My mole has changed. It was brown and round with regular borders now it's with black dots and irregular borders. It's size is 5mm. Should I be concerned?
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