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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 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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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 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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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?

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?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist will tell you if the mole is suspicious. If so, he or she will recommend excision and biopsy. ...Read more

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

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?

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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Nevi (Definition)

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