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Ate all moles with uneven boarder cancer?

Ate all moles with uneven boarder cancer?

No, and: you should see a qualified dermatologist if you have any concern. A biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis, but an exam by a dermatologist is prudent to see which moles require biopsy. ...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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Do all dysplastic moles eventually turn into melanoma?

Do all dysplastic moles eventually turn into melanoma?

No, they do not: Dysplastic nevi are considered a marker for melanoma risk but not a precursor lesion. Most melanomas arise on normal skin, not in a mole. Sometimes moles do develop melanoma & they start changing, one of the things we look for when suspecting melanoma. We look for abcde asymmetry, border irregularity, color irregularity & change or evolution in melanoma. Any changing mole needs to be seen by derm. ...Read more

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Can sunbeds create moles and make moles grow?

Can sunbeds create moles and make moles grow?

Yes and no.: Tanning beds can create lentigines ("sun spots"), which are not really moles, but look somewhat like them. We don't know for sure whether they cause moles to grow, but there is increasing evidence that they can cause melanomas (a type of skin cancer), and perhaps cause benign moles to turn into melanomas. There is dispute about this, but until we know for sure, stay away. ...Read more

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Why do moles grow on my skin?

Why do moles grow on my skin?

Moles: Moles or nevi are genetically programmed. At times one may be born with them or often they develop over a life time. The key is to have them checked for cancerous changes by a dermatologist , especially when there are changes in size, color, shape, or symptoms such as itch or pain develop. ...Read more

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Are halo moles (white circle around mole) dangerous for your health?

Are halo moles (white circle around mole) dangerous for your health?

Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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How do skin doctors remove moles on your skin?

Removal-Plastic Surg: Mole or other lesions are precisely marked by your plastic surgeon, local anesthetic is infiltrated and then the lesions are excised and the wounds closed in such a fashion that the resultant scar is as small as possible. ...Read more

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Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Skin tags: I recommend that you have these evaluated and treated by a physician, especially the moles. ...Read more

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Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

No internal bleed: Sometimes superficial bleed where you scratch but that does not swell. The bug bite starts an inflation reaction and that will cause swelling that is short live dad you found. ...Read more

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What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

Bed bugs do.: Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read more

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Pictures of harmless dark freckles and moles?

Pictures of harmless dark freckles and moles?

Not sure: Please try to make your question clearer so it can be answered properly. ...Read more

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How often do irregular moles turn into melanoma?

Moles and Melanoma: Moles that have asymmetry, border irregularity, color changes or that increase in size should be evaluated to rule out melanoma. Visual inspection is not completely accurate and must often be supplemented with a biopsy to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are all asymmetrical moles melanoma?

No: Asymmetry is one sign of melanoma (along with non-smooth borders, color, and size (diameter= abcd). But many benign moles are asymmetric, as well. Have it checked out. If a melanoma, the office visit may be life saving - if benign, you will be reassured and can stop worrying. ...Read more

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Are moles that grow bigger bad?

Are moles that grow bigger bad?

Growing moles: Growing moles could be skin cancer. Get them checked out as soon as possible by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does pigment grow back darker after picking at a mole?

Does pigment grow back darker after picking at a mole?

Avoid trauma to it: Often times inflammation produces pigmentation and can spread outside the mole border. Let it heal and protect with neosporin or similar then have it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Does irregularly on moles always resemble melanoma?

ABCDEFG: No. Only one of danger signs. ABCDEFG danger signs: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Colour variation, Diameter >6 mm, Elevated, Firm, Growing progressively for a month or more. See a dermatologist to make sure mole is safe. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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