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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Why do I have cracked nipple and a mole on my breast with difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hey, I'm a 15 year old and having some concerns on my body. I think something might be wrong with my breast as I my nipple is cracked and 'inverted' as I have searched it up before. I dont know if it's a sign of cancer or if it is normal. I noticed it was inverted years back when I was younger, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Your first question— cracked and inverted nipple— does anybody in your family has history of breast cancer or do you experience discharge of any lump in breast? If No, it might be a case of nipple eczema, for which you can apply a moisturiser twice daily. Also you are getting moles on your bod...  Read Full »

Is a mole that is elevated and flaky be a concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male 6.1 feet tall and weighs about 76 kg. I am in very good health. Since my childhood, I have always had moles on my body. My body color is normal, and my eyes and hair are brown. I have this mole on the top of my back that has been there for years, but I now noti...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. I went through your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity); yes, this mole does look irritated. See moles become a matter of concern when They suddenly start to increase in size. It starts ...  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 »

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, 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 give your opinion on the moles on my back.

Query: Hi doctor, I have some moles on my back and that in my opinion look suspicious. What do you think? Please clarify.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the photographs to get a better opinion. Thank you. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

I used apple cider vinegar to remove a mole, but it left a pinkish scar. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, About 15 months ago, I used apple cider vinegar as a home remedy to remove a mole from the back of my calf. I applied the apple cider vinegar to the mole daily until it formed a scab, which later fell off leaving pink skin underneath. There is still a pinkish scar, which is very slowl...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although the pictures are not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can perceive it as the junctional nevus. Using vinegar cause irritant reaction and thus causing the destruction of melanocytes, but unfortunately this method is not precise and does n...  Read Full »

I notice a bump on the mole on my chin. Is this melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have always had a small, raised, symmetrical mole on the right side of my chin. It has always been very benign and had a hair growing out of it that I consistently plucked. About two weeks ago, I noticed a small, shiny whiteish bump on the mole and called my d...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks to be a pretty benign nevus to me. Well defined, uniform colored, small, rough to oval, and symmetrical. I think the nevus perhaps has an ingrown hair ...  Read Full »

How can you get a mole removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small, flat mole on my nose bridge. How can I remove it? Please recommend the best method with your professional advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. With your descriptions, since mole is flat means you have a superficial melanocytic nevus. If you want to get it removed, then I would recommend you shave excision under local anesthesia by a dermatologist. This procedure has very goo...  Read Full »

Do I need biopsy for talon noir?

Query: Hello doctor I had a foot excision on Friday and my test came back benign. But what concerns me is that almost three weeks before surgery, my dermatologist called my mole a wart and sprayed with nitrogen. So was shocked and could not believe she did not even suggest a biopsy or even use a dermosc...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me the biopsy (histopathology report) of the excised tissue mentioning it benign. Who suggested your foot excision? It is not clear to me if the foot was excised (amputated) or just small tissue from the representative area was excised? Please make it cle...  Read Full »

The mole on nose is increasing in size. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a new mole on my nose 5 years back. I obviously never liked it. Initially, it was normal unnoticeably raised black mole. Over time I tried to remove it many times and I think each time I tried to remove it off using my nails it got more bigger. Now it is nearly 2.5 time wider an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. From your history, it looks like the mole you are having has gotten bigger in size by your self-manipulation and trigger. 2. You can meet a dermatologist where he or she will observe the mole under dermoscope, to see the microscopic details of it, to confirm a di...  Read Full »

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