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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I have too many moles in my body and wart in my underarms. How to remove them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male. I have too many moles in my whole body and wart in my underarms. Is there any medicine to remove or make them less, excluding laser or any operation? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the history and images provided by your end (attachment removed for patient identity protection), they appear as DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigerians). They do not appear as warts from the images. DPN is basically skin tags that appear on the skin in m...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for two perfectly symmetrical colored moles on the neck?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a teenager. Six months ago, I noticed that I had two colored moles on my neck. I immediately went to a dermatologist. She checked all my moles, and she told me that the two colored moles were perfectly symmetrical. So, she did not offer to remove it. I have learned from the interne...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One should always look for the following changes for melanocytic nevus: Change in color and irregular surface. Increase in the size of the lesion. Irregular margins. Inflammation. Bleeding, crusting, and oozing. There are many types of melanocytic nevus. It is basic...  Read Full »

I noticed a spot on my back. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed a spot on my back. What could be the reason for my spot?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Unfortunately, it is a mole, which is common, especially in white races, and occurs due to sun exposure. I suggest you to apply sun...  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 »

I am a 76-year-old male with no history of cancer. cancer. Are there chances for the small mole on my shoulder to be cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 76-year-old male with no history of cancer. I have a small mole on my shoulder. Could it be cancerous? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The condition appears to be seborrheic keratosis. It appears due to multiple reasons, including genetic susceptibility, where it runs in the family and may be transmitted genetically, due to excess sun exposure, a...  Read Full »

I have a mole that is itchy and has bled. Is it skin cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hoping you can advise me. I have a mole on my chest that has been changing for about a month now. It is itchy at times and it has bled (small spots) as I am sure from the itching. I am worried it is skin cancer. Can you help?  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you are having 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...  Read Full »

I have had moles since birth; suddenly, a stain of less than 2 cm appeared on my left shoulder. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, A stain less than 2 cm in size appeared behind my left shoulder a few months ago. I have had moles since birth. Several have already been removed for prevention. A few years ago, I was also diagnosed with urticarial mastocytosis.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the history provided, it could be nevus. Nevus is a mole that appears on any part of the body and can be brown to black, flat-topped, or raised, with or without hair growing out of the mole. It is asymptomatic and harmless and...  Read Full »

I have had black spots on the penis and testicles and moles on my inner thighs. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had black spots on the penis and testicles and moles in my inner thighs. Can this be due to STD? What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history and images provided from your end (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), they may be genital warts which are a viral infection caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) which are considered to be appearing due t...  Read Full »

I have a mole in my lower back. Is it normal, or should I consult a dermatologist?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a mole and I would like to have a dermatologist to look at it. It is on my lower back. Is it normal? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your case. The only way we can comment is by comparing previous pictures. It is also suggested that patients take pictures, keep them in the record, and compare them monthly. I think this mole has two zones of color: th...  Read Full »

I have had a mole near my pubic area, which does not itch or pain. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, Is this a mole or just a seborrheic keratosis? It is located in my pubic area. I noticed it about three months ago. Although I have had it for a few months, I have no pain or itchiness.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as and may be provisionally diagnosed as seborrheic keratosis (SK). Although it usually appears on the face, arms, and back, SK may also ...  Read Full »

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