Mole

Moles are small and dark brown spots seen on the skin or mucosal surface. It is caused when melanin gets clustered in a place. It is a benign and harmless condition in most, but rarely they can become cancerous.

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What kind of marginal excision is best for a superficial basal cell carcinoma?

Query: Hello, I have moles on my hand, and it bubbles when exposed to the sun. I did a biopsy, and the result came back as superficial basal cell carcinoma. I am a fair skin person with maximum sun exposure. Do I need surgery with wide margins, or will smaller margins be fine? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The resection margin for BCC (basal cell carcinoma) depends on various factors, including type and size of BCC, histology, site, etc. Based on these factors, BCC is divided into low and high-risk carcinoma. Superficial BCC is a histolog...  Read Full »

My left breast feels heavy, and I have a slight discoloration in the skin around the nipple area. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old healthy woman. Every year I do an ultrasound on breasts, and one time did in the 37s mammogram. Everything is fine. I have a small breast. A few days before my periods, my left breast will feel heavy, and I also noticed a slight discoloration in the skin of my left b...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. According to your statement, you have recently noticed a little discoloration near the nipple area of your left breast. I can understand your concern. The picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here is not clear enoug...  Read Full »

What could be the reason behind the black pimple or black spot near my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some black spots or a black pimple for a while near my penis. Wonder what is that? I have attached the images. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send a more clear picture delineating the suspected "pimple" lesion (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Please answer the questions below for a better understanding of the condition. 1) Did you observe any change in the growth of the lesi...  Read Full »

I had a mole removed which had a darker dot. Was it a melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a mole removed yesterday from my leg, and I am very worried despite my dermatologist saying she did not think it was melanoma. She said she knew I would stare at it constantly and worry and that taking an atypical mole off here and there was alright and saved a lot of anxiety. She k...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Clinically, it does not look like melanoma, but it is good that your dermatologist did a biopsy. So, the result will show us if it is a melanoma or not. It may most likely be a dysplastic nevus. I am...  Read Full »

I noticed some black moles or pimples on my skin. Are they due to sexually transmitted diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed these black moles or pimples, and I do not know what they are called, but I had them for more than two or three years. I am not sure about the exact time, but I have been seeing them for a while. I had protective intercourse three years ago, and I underwent a sexually transmi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that you suffer from genital warts. They are cauliflower-like small fleshy growths that develop around the genitals. Warts can develop separately...  Read Full »

My mother has a round mole in the eyebrows. There is no itching. Is it harmful?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is a 69-year-old hypertensive patient taking medications. She has a round mole around the eyebrow. There is no itching. I have attached the images, is this dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), mole appears harmless. Does she have signs like increase in size, changes in shape or color, itching, pain, bleeding and ulceration?  Read Full »

I squeezed my seven year old mole a lot. Will it transform into melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am scared and going through a panic attack. I have had a mole on the side of my body for the last seven years, and I have become obsessed with it. It measures around 4 mm. I play with it a lot and squeeze it all day to make sure it is the same color. This results in irritation in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The mole looks benign throughout the series of pictures. So no need to worry. However, if you notice any sudden increase in size, bleedi...  Read Full »

Will scratching a mole affect the biopsy report?

Query: Hi doctor, Six weeks ago, I noticed a mole on my back. There was no itching or redness. But, I scratched it and went to the Urgent Care Clinic. The doctor said it looked like an irritated nevus. Then, during a shower it came off completely and left a flat area. Within a few weeks, it reappeared. Now...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and concern. With your descriptions it seems that you have melanocytic nevus. Scratching or healing would not affect the outcome of the biopsy. In a biopsy for making a diagnosis of BCC (basal cell carcinoma) we need to see basaloid cell...  Read Full »

Are the moles on my upper lip, labia, and buttock harmful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding a mole or pimple on my lip. I am curious to know what it is. Also, there is a birthmark on my buttock that is quite big. I also have a white point (similar to the mole on the lip, but not soo big) on my labia. I have attached the pictures below. I would lik...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures you have shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The lesions on the buttocks look like benign junctional melanocytic nevus, which is a collection of normal melanocytes (cel...  Read Full »

I picked an unusual-looking mole on my breast. Will this alter the biopsy result?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an unusual-looking mole on my breast for at least eight years. I showed it to a dermatologist as I was not happy with its appearance; it has an irregular border, several colors, and is asymmetric. I was told it is likely to be atypical, and I am going to have a biopsy this week. I k...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will definitely help you regarding it. I have assessed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Melanoma is a mole that has turned bad and changes its shape, size, or color. Did you notice any of the...  Read Full »

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