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What does it mean when a mole itches on a person's back?

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

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 it mean when a mole turns dark in colour, itches and bleeds?

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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Treating Moles (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for any mole changing size, color, or shape
Yearly
See a dermatologist if any moles become itchy, tender, or sensitive
Yearly
Get a skin cancer screening every year
Yearly
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I have a mole that itches really bad sometimes . Why is that, and should I be concerned?

I have a mole that itches really bad sometimes . Why is that, and should I be concerned?

Yes: The mole is inflammed and it is best to have it checked which may include biopsy and total removal. See a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is it bad if a mole itches really bad?

See your derm: Any mole that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be shown to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating Moles (Checklist)

Photograph with a ruler in the pic
2x year
Get a loved one to examine your back
4x year
If mole changes (color, grow, bleed, itch) promptly see your doctor
once
Examine your own body
4x year
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Treating Moles (Checklist)

see dermatologise annually
yearly
have mole checked if changing size, color, borders, symmetry
once
wear sunscreen everyday even if cloudy
every other hours, while awake
have moles checked more frequently if family history of melanoma
2x year
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I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it(reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it(reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more

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