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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Please suggest cream to remove Becker's nevus.

Query: Hi doctor,I have Becker's nevus on my upper part of the chest. It has grown subsequently dark in the past few years. Also, hair growth has increased very much on that part. It is aligned towards my left shoulder. My childhood photos show no sign of any such mark. Only, occasional acne occur on tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Becker's nevus is a kind of mole, which usually starts at puberty and keeps increasing in size and pigmentation till the age of 25 to 30 years. Also, it is tough to treat. It can only be lightened, but not completely removed. You may have to try lasers such as Q-switched ...  Read Full »

How to confirm melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a mole on the right side of my face. It is uneven, weirdly colored, has no clear lines and bleed easily if scratched. I have a lot of moles in my scalp but none like this. Could it be melanoma? If it is not then can I just scratch it off? I wish to know your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per experience only two skin diseases looks like this. The first one is of course melanoma and the second is seborrheic keratosis. The main signs and symptoms of melanoma are as follows: ...  Read Full »

Does the mole on my back look like seborrheic keratosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ugly mole on my back. I saw a dermatologist about a year ago. I am sure he looked at this and I thought he may be said it was an S.K. but it does appear to have gotten darker than I remember it. It looks different than my other moles. A bit concerned.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clinically, this looks like SK, seborrheic keratosis, it is not a mole (attachment removed to protect patient identity). SK is a benign growth of epidermal cell called keratinocyte. Whereas a mole or benign nevus is the benign growth of melanocyte. In the picture, It ha...  Read Full »

Why did my mole disappear?

Query: Hi doctor, Several years ago, I had a flat, brown mole on the inner side of my lower lip. I am not sure whether it appeared suddenly or I just noticed it later after some days. I went to my dermatologist and she said it was a mole. She might have said freckle and that it was not anything to worry ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Moles are of various kinds. Some moles are non-pigmented. It is normal for a pigmented mole to regress and disappear, as it is to become raised above the surface of skin. That is not a cause of concern, especially when your doctor had ruled out any atypicality of the mol...  Read Full »

Can tattoo over a birthmark cover it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching a picture of a mark. Can you tell me if this is a melanoma? It has been that size for a long time but, it looks a little weird.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and the given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you have a mole or melanocytic nevus. They are considered benign melanomas and nothing actively needs to be done for them. If the mole shows a sudden increase in s...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my mole started to grow in size with a change in color. Is it melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have raised mole on my right armpit. I have it in my entire life. Currently, I am pregnant I have six weeks left. I noticed less than a week ago after it started hurting. It not only completely changed the shape, but it grew twice in size and went from brown to a pinkish color with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your history and concerns. What you currently are experiencing is activity in the form of an increase in size, and inflammation of a nevus or mole. The reason for this is pregnancy. As you must be aware, there are hormonal changes in pregnancy, especiall...  Read Full »

What happens if you squeeze a mole?

Query: Hi doctor, I have health anxiety and have recently become quite obsessive over my moles. A week or so ago, I became focused on a 2 mm mole on my knee. I have always had it as far as I am aware. I noticed a slightly raised bump towards the top with some small hairs coming out of it and was unsure if...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, you need to understand that for any mole which turns into melanoma require spontaneous changes. It means that any change in color, size, shape, or symmetry of lesions should be spont...  Read Full »

Are moles on the sole of foot cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small freckle about 3-4 mm on the side of my foot. It is not different from my skin in appearance. It just seems to be a brown blemish. I think, I have it for a number of years and now I am a bit anxious about what it could be. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The brown spot on your foot could be a mole or lentigine (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as it has been there for long. They are just harmless. You need not worry unless you have a change in its size and color or a family history of skin cancer. You m...  Read Full »

Why do I have a mole with hair growing out of it?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago I vigorously scratched off a mole that was on my back. While lifting weight and lying on my back, it got irritated. I have had the mole for at least seven years. It has always been relatively big and light brown shade. However, when I picked it off it went away at firs...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have scratched it, because the chances of malignancy increase in otherwise benign mole. Presently what I can see is the erosion (attachment removed to protect patient identity) so at this stage even dermoscopy would not be able to find out malignancy. So, b...  Read Full »

Please see my photos and let me know if it is milia.

Query: Hi doctor, I am sending photos. Can you please advise if it is milia, a whitehead? It is getting bigger and I hate it so much. My esthetician tried to remove it. I am going to see her tomorrow. Is it worth trying again? There has to be some way to get rid of this. Please tell that to me. I am cu...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not look like milia at all. First, milia do not come single. Also, we need to just take out material inside it and it disappears. For which, you have tried many times, but in vain. It is looking like a simple mole-like age-related growth. But, I cannot confirm ...  Read Full »

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