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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Is it normal to get new moles on your hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I have seen a change in the moles. One mole near my hand was always there, which has grown a bit. There is a new mole at the back of my thigh, which is big. I have attached the photos. Is there anything to worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from two moles- one is on the hand and another on the thigh's back. According to the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that are pr...  Read Full »

Is nevus spilus malignant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a mark on my back for years, but today it has made me more nervous when I searched on the internet. The internet says it is Nevus spilus. I have had this patch on my back for years, but I have never been too worried before as I never searched on the internet. It used to be more, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The photographs you have sent seem to be a congenital nevus (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). These usually are benign. There is nothing to worry about except for cosmetic purposes (if you consider it so). Please watch it...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15 years old and I have some concerns about my body. My nipple is cracked and inverted in my breast. I do not whether it is normal or it is a sign of cancer. I noticed before some years and it was inverted. But I thought it was normal until I found it uncommon. I have a problem with...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a cracked and inverted nipple. Please mention whether your family members have a history of breast cancer and do you have discharge from the lump in the breast. If it is not there, then you can have nipple eczema and you can apply a moisturizer twice daily. Som...  Read Full »

My friend has a few skin lesions for a couple of years. Can that be removed?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend got some skin lesions for a couple of years. She does marathons, swimming, and is in the sun a lot. We need some advice regarding skin lesion. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use photostable sunscreen daily at 9 AM, 12 PM,3 PM, and 30 minutes before going outdoors in the sun. Biopsy of the lesion should be done to rule out melanoma/malignancy. Do you have a family history of melanoma? Is there a change in size, shape, and color notice...  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 »

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