Mole With Hair

Moles are dark-colored skin spots appearing anywhere on the body that may be present at birth or may develop at any point in life. Most moles do not pose any risk unless they change their shape, color, and size. Some moles have hair follicles that cause hair growth through the mole and are completely normal. They can be raised or flat. The hair over the mole can be cut, shaved, or waxed safely for esthetic purposes and does not cause any harm.

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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

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 »

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