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What does it mean when a mole start to turn black?

What does it mean when a mole start to turn black?

Dermatologist time!: When a mole changes in color, shape, size or texture, there is a chance that the mole is now turning into a melanoma. Without proper examination, it's not possible to make the diagnosis. So it would be wise to see a dermatologist. ...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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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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There is a black mole in centre of my tongue. What it means?

There is a black mole in centre of my tongue. What it means?

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

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Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

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

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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

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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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What does it mean when a mole is sensitive to the touch?

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

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What does it mean when a mole goes from dark brown to tan, expanded a little to.

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

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What does it mean when a mole keeps itching?

What does it mean when a mole keeps itching?

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

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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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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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What does it mean when a mole goes yellow?

See a doctor: If a mole changes color, size, shape or texture you need to get screened for cancer. Get checked once a year for any cancerous lesions and for any suspicious lesions such as this one, . ...Read more

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What is a black mole?

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

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Growing black mole can be removed naturally?

Growing black mole can be removed naturally?

Naturally?: A changing mole needs to be excised surgically so that it may be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the top of your mole comes off?

See your doctor: Your mole is changing either from you scraping it off (trauma) or sun damage or from shaving. Your doctor may want to remove it and biopsy it. ...Read more

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What would cause a regular mole to turn black within 24 hours?

What would cause a regular mole to turn black within 24 hours?

Trauma: Minor trauma might make a lighter colored lesion have a little bleeding and turn darker. My own basal cell skin cancer did exactly this and had it not happened I might have ignored it. I was shocked at the diagnosis, but glad I went and glad I had it removed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a black/ very very dark brown freckle/mole?

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

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What to do if I have a smallish black mole on my back, please help!?

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

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I have a growing black mole how should I remove it or get it removed?

I have a growing black mole how should I remove it or get it removed?

Agree w Dr Gallia: It is best to have a black mole assessed by your dermaologist and s/he will determine if biopsy and incision are indicated. ...Read more

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My wife has a black mole like on her bellybutton does anyone know what it is?

Could be: A birth mark or nevus. If any change in size, bleeding or drainage see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Last week I had a mole come up and now it's turning black and growing fast! Help?

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

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I have a flat black mole center of back & turning can feel like it is tearing apart?

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

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What does it mean when a small area of a mole that I've at for at least 3 turns slightly darker?

What does it mean when a small area of a mole that I've at for at least 3 turns slightly darker?

Can not tell: Most moles are normal, but moles can change over time. Moles larger than 6 mm in diameter, with an irregular border, which are asymmetrical, and changing should be checked. Comparison photos are available on aad. Org website. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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Cream of small black mole?

Cream of small black mole?

Please resumbit: With a clear description of condition and a specific question. ...Read more

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