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Found a darker colored splotch on my skin. Does not look like a mole. It's elevated and fairly large, uneven shape. Also itches very slightly?

Any mole, if black o: Black or brown moles are worrisome especially if they have more than one color in them. I would suggest you show it to your md or go see a dermatologist, if the md can not be certain. ...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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Had mole removed 4 weeks ago, stitches have been removed but looks like nurse has left parts of the stitches in the skin. Should i just leave them ?

Had mole removed 4 weeks ago, stitches have been removed but looks like nurse has left parts of the stitches in the skin. Should i just leave them ?

Call the doc: The stitches, it not dissolvable, may get overgrown by your skin causing a chronic irritation around the foreign body, so it is best to have your doctor check the suture area to assure all are gone. ...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?

My friend got a mole removed the other day and now the skin that was underneath is a tar black. is that normal?

Cells that make up: moles are deeper in the skin. So shaving off a mole will frequently not remove the entire mole, so when top is cut off the melanocytes can be more noticeable than before biopsy! ...Read more

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It is possible that a skin mole be removed using bloodroot?

It is possible that a skin mole be removed using bloodroot?

Skin mole: Possibly, but there would be no pathologic examination of the lesion. If it were to turn out to be a skin cancer rather than a benign mole, you might not know until it metastasized it is best to see a dermatologist and have it removed and examined.. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my skin is getting really red after i removed my mole by myself?

Infected: You removed your own mole? It is either inflamed or infected. I would suggest you see a health professional before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed that came back as junctional nevus I have to go back for more skin around the site removed what does this mean is it probsble mel?

No.: Junctional nevus is a benign lesion. Ask your doctor why more tissue needs to be removed. It may be because the pathologist saw something in the specimen that he wasn't absolutely sure was benign, or there may be another reason. You have a right to know. ...Read more

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Do I have the opportunity to have my mole removed at a skin doctor?

Do I have the opportunity to have my mole removed at a skin doctor?

Can always ask: One has the opportunity to ASK to have a mole, or several moles, removed when visiting a skin doctor (dermatologist). Removal is often at a second appointment. The patient and doctor can decide on a plan. Moles that need to be removed for safety reasons, are usually covered by insurance. Moles that one wants to remove for appearance reasons, are "self-paid" by the patient. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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