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What Is A Mole On The Skin
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
A biopsy: A skin tag tends to look like a grainof rice or small tag coming from the skin they are no cancerous more common in overweight persons with redundant folds of skin the neck and axilla are common places. A mole is a growth of cells on the skin normally bening but some can change and that is why you should see a dermatologist. Moles tend to be round smoothed walled and ma have hairs. ...Read more
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes mole/skin tags? I've been having a few moles around breast area but a new itchy one has popped up. What to do? Very pesky itch!
Have mole checked: All new moles should be checked out. Skin tags under the breast often get irritated and itchy. People refer to skin lesions as tags and moles but there can be a lot of different causes of skin growths depending on what is going on with the cells. Pigmented moles that are changing or look a lot different then the other moles need to have a trained eye take a look. ...Read more
My friend got a mole removed the other day and now the skin that was underneath is a tar black. is that normal?
Irregular: Sounds like irregular borders. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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