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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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Two moles on leg that are non-itchy and non-painful with night sweats. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two moles on my left leg. I am kind of not feeling well. I feel hot and have night sweats.  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Are they sudden in onset? 2. Any recent change in the color or increase in size? 3. Are they itchy and painful?   Read Full »

How can I safely remove moles from my neck?

Query: Hello doctor,I have three moles on my neck. Could you please provide some suggestions for their removal? Please refer to the attached image for better understanding.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the details provided from your end (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity). The skin condition you are experiencing is known as skin tags. Skin tags commonly occur due to genetic predisposition w...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about a red mole?

Query: Hi doctor, Could you please take a look at this mole? I had it for ages and it has not changed, but it always bothers me. It is more of a reddish color than brown and I have a couple of them. I visited a dermatologist and she said it as fine. I was just wondering for the tiny dots in the mole? I thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate that you are so aware and concerned. I went through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I find them completely harmless for now. ABCDE signs are not absolute, but relative. By that I mean to say, any change in color, symmetry,...  Read Full »

Why does the shape of my freckle change? Should I worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like you to look at a freckle (I do not know if it is a mole) that is on my upper thigh. I have had this for many years and it is completely flat. I have not noticed any changes and I have no other symptoms. It was just the shape that I was a bit concerned about. It measures 5 mm ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lesion appears more like a nevus (mole). It appears totally benign. I do not find any atypical features in it as of now. With regards to the shape, moles can have different appeara...  Read Full »

I noticed a red lesion on the back of my head. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a lesion on the back of my head. It is flat, mostly red in color, and a bit darker red or brown on the edges. It does not itch, and I do not think that it is related to any allergies. What could this be?  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi,Welcome to answer a few questions-1. Since how long is it been there? 2. Does it hurt when you comb your hair? 3. Has it bled anytime?Thank you.  Read Full »

Are facial pain and numbness related to itchy and burning moles on head?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the beginning of this year, I have noticed a couple of moles on the left side of my head have been very itchy and burning, and when I start to itch them it causes the whole left side of my scalp to burn and feel uncomfortable. I am worried it might be something serious. This yea...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The ABCD criteria for moles you should be aware to see for malignant changes. One should always look for the change in color, size, margin, the surface of the mole, also if it is associated with itching and bloody discharge. I have reviewed clinical photograph attached ...  Read Full »

Why did swelling occur after the removal of the mole?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a mole on my neck, and I got it operated. But after the stitches opened, I got swelling in that mole. What is it, and how can I treat it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. After a mole is removed, it is common to experience some swelling, redness, or tenderness around the surgical site. This is a normal part of the healing process and should gradually improve over time. However, if you are experiencing sign...  Read Full »

What could be the chance of a mole with no pain or itch turn malignant?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 6 years old. He has one black mole on the left hand measuring about 5 mm in diameter with some elevated surface. It is from the last about one year and looking growing but can not sure about the growth. He has no complaint of itching and pain but when asked yesterday about this...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is a mole in medical terms it is called melanocytic nevus. Majority of them are benign and go through growth cycle of inapparent to getting dark and with age slowly losing the color. But in...  Read Full »

Is black spot on the white portion of eye a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 63 years old. Her weight is 60 kg and her height is 5'2''. For the last two-three days, she was getting an eye burn. Yesterday, she felt like a sand particle inside her left eye. Also, dropping of the eyelid. So today we started putting some over the counter eye drop. While p...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi Welcome to I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This appears to be a mole. By seeing her eyelids it appears a bit swollen so can be a mild infection. Start Moxifloxacin eye drop six times a day for seven days, Refresh tears eye drop six times a...  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 had it 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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