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White Spots On Moles
Pigment loss can lead to white patches, white dots, white spots. Sometimes these get better on their own, especially if they are small. Since these spots lack protective melanin, they can burn in the sun.
Other causes of lighter skin would be bleaches and most common, spots of paint. ...Read more
I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?
I've had 10 atypical moles surgically removed, 4 of them had to be removed a second time. Now I have light brown spots near the removal sites. Help?!
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best-equipped to evaluate and remove moles. Remember, however, that insurance seldom pays for removal of moles that don't look suspicious; and you will be trading moles (which look natural) for scars (which do not). So don't rush into wholesale mole removal without thinking carefully about it. ...Read more
Its not summer yet and I haven't been outside. I keep getting these small dark brown/black dots and spots all over my body. Are they new moles?
Yes: As we age many of us get spots as you describe. They are likely harmless but you should be checked by your pcp to be sure. Sun with the uv rays cause pigmentation to brown us up. Those uv rays can play havoc with moles. Moles that are new or existing can be transformed into malignancy so any mole changing character need immediate exam by your pcp and maybey referral. ...Read more
I have a couple of nasty looking moles and spots. Wondering what to look for to determine if I need to have them looked at, or whether not to worry.
Over the past 6 months I have had over 80 new moles appearing over most of my body. They are dark brown from 2mm to 6mm and start from red spots?
Dark spots on my fingers appeared overnight, they were light at first and then now they're becoming darker and more noticeable. They are flat not moles?
Hi, is it on the fingertips? Is it painful? Does the cold make it worse?
Please see your provider for evaluation and blood test. ...Read more
She has greyish spots on her face that seem like moles but are actually not. They were not many and now seem to be increasing in number. Could you please enlighten me as to what they might actually be. Thank you.
Would need exam:
These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment.
Moles: Your doctor or a dermatologist can examine the area and let you know if all is well or if you need treatment. Please see him/her. This is especially true if they are changing color or shape or bleed. In any case, please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm confused about this. What are skin moles? Are they different than those tiny little spots that one is born with?
Read below: Skin moles are normally present from early years, birth and teen years. Normal moles are flat, small brown or black dots, which are the size of pin head. If they are larger (pencil eraser size or bigger) then they can be precancerous and have some risk for changing into melanoma. Under those conditions a visit with dermatologist for further advice and monitoring would be useful. ...Read more
Had my third mole biopsy today. It has black spots where they removed it. My others never had that. What colud it be?
Lots of things: Lots of benign nevi are spotted. So are many of the malignant ones. You'll have you answer soon. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had an asymmetrical mole for over 5 years is it cancerous, also I have dark spots all over my back and my chest?
Most likely not: Asymmetry (irregular borders) is one of the features which makes doctors worry about a mole being malignant. However, some people do tend to grow irregular moles all over their body which are perfectly benign. If this mole has not changed in 5 years it is most likely benign. However, I do suggest you have it checked and I think you would benefit from routine skin check ups with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a red mole that has darkened& grown during preg. It's now dark red w/ dark spots along edges w/ irreg border. Is this normal or should I worry?
25%: Precise answer unknown. We do not remove melanocytic nevi (moles) to prevent melanoma. We remove them when they show features suspicious of early melanoma. The microscopic exam is the way to best define them. You take "omega 3 fats" (fish oil). The latest studies indicate that this is no benefit. You take aspirin. There is some evidence that this reduces the risk of skin cancers, including melanom ...Read more
Is St. John's wort safe to take? I read it causes photosensitivity and I already have a lot of black spots and moles on face and body
I've recently been getting a lot of red spots on my skin. All of them are under the skin except one that resembles a mole. What are they?
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
I've had an atypical mole in arm forever, I noted recent small black/blue or very dark brown specs/ spots its hard to tell true color. What is it?
I have a small flat light brown mole on my shoulder. I've noticed it has a black spot in centre. Should I be worried? Or can moles have black spots.
Examination: Any mole should be examined for size, shape, regularity, change, etc. Ask your pcp to take a look. ...Read more
Mole in pubic area. Have had for a few years. Now it's bleeding and crusts over. It's weirdly shaped, while with black spots and no real edge. Worry?
Yes: Any mole or spot that changes despite having it present for some time requires a check. Its possibly nothing but should have a dermatologist examination and probably shave or punch biopsy ...Read more
I have this mole on my inner thigh. It is not symmetric like it has a weird shape. And it's brown but has darker spots. Is it melanoma?
Mole on my neck is dry and has small dark spots on it. I also have several new small moles that have popped up on my back and abdomen. Is this normal?
New moles are common: Developing new moles as you age is normal. Moles that have 1) irregular borders, 2) that are growing quickly 3) that have several different colors ought to be looked at. It is best to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, or wear protective clothing in the sun to help prevent the risk of skin cancer. If you have many unusual appearing moles, it is best to establish care with a dermatologist ...Read more
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more