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What is a black mole?

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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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 is a melanoma?

What is a melanoma?

A type of skin cance: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that arises from the pigmented cells (melanocytes) in the skin. In general, it is more malignant than the other two common skin cancer types (basal cell and squamous cell), but early melanoma has a good prognosis. Look online for the abcde for diagnosing melanoma. If you have a suspicious mole - have it checked out by a deramatologist. It could save your life! ...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?

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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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What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What is a mole?

What is a mole?

moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...Read more

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Mole with black dot inside, what is this?

Mole with black dot inside, what is this?

Excision needed: Have lesion excised and sent to pathology by dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly is a black eye?

What exactly is a black eye?

Bruised eyelid: Typically a swollen eyelid, dark skin color due to breakdown of blood (broken vessels that heal), sometimes lids swollen shut initially, can also have conjunctival hemorrhage showing. ...Read more

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What is a barnacle mole?

Seborrheic keratosis: Very common in people over 30 we call them barnacles or youth spots. No danger. They can be easily removed, commonly w freezing by liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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What is this Small bump at my vermillon border? it has a black dot at the center. Im so worried if this is a normal bump or a precancerous one. IS IT?

What is this Small bump at my vermillon border? it has a black dot at the center. Im so worried if this is a normal bump or a precancerous one. IS IT?

Don't know.: We'd need more info about this. How long has it been there? Do you smoke? Is it painful or draining? Ultimately, you may need a formal evaluation or even a biopsy to be sure. You can snap a picture and upload it during a HealthTap consult if you wish, so one of us can have a look. ...Read more

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A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

It is possible to: irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more

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What does the scar from a mole removal look like? Is it a circle?

What does the scar from a mole removal look like?  Is it a circle?

Usually not: The scar depends on the technique used to remove the mole. If the mole is cut out and the resulting wound stitched closed, a linear scar usually results, hopefully along the "grain" of the skin or in or along a crease. If the mole is "shaved" off or burned off, a circular pale area could result, with the circle being much smaller than the mole. ...Read more

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What if my vagina is a purple color?

What if my vagina is a purple color?

Ummm: Are you pregnant? If not, any new clothes, dyes, lubricants, colored condoms? If it persists, check with an obgyn to examine you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a black hairy tongue?

What is a black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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Is it true that if there is a hair in a mole it's a good sign it's not melanoma?

Is it true that if there is a hair in a mole it's a good sign it's not melanoma?

HairyAin'tScary-Yet: Advances in melanoma diagnostics indicate that this is a misconception.When a hairy mole becomes a melanoma, the hairs persist. It is only later, when malignant cells advance, that the root of the hair is destroyed & then,good-bye hairs.So you're back to square one: hair or no hair,it can convert to a cancer, so watch for size,color or shape changes & if anything concerns you, get it*seen*by a doc ...Read more

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What is a black spot on my lip?

What is a black spot on my lip?

A few things: Possible causes: smoking, sun exposure, high intake of caffeine beverages, hot food, biting/licking the lips constantly, high levels of iron, vitamin b deficiency, allergic reaction. Treatment: lip balm, lemon juice, water. Avoid hot foods, tea, coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Is a red birthmark dangerous when it is a knot?

Is a red birthmark  dangerous when it is a knot?

Reply : Majority of births marks are not harmful. Most likely the one you are talking about sounds like a hemangioma if that's what the doctors have told you then don't worry. ...Read more

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What exactly is a melanoma?

Cancer of melanocyte: Melanoma is cancer of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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