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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

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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 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

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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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Nevi (Definition)

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