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I have a small mole on my forehead and today i noticed that it started bleeding. Is this cause for concern? I'm 27 years old...

Asked by CelticsFan (140points) September 5th, 2008

bleeding mole on forehead

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dundernut's avatar

get it checked out ASAP, put your mind at ease!

damien's avatar

Yeah, if anything odd happens with moles, you should get it checked out by a doctor.

bodyhead's avatar

If any mole starts to irritate you for any reason you should have it removed an biopsied. Go see a dermatologist. The first thing you want to do is make sure it isn’t cancer.

I’ve had four moles removed myself. It was no big deal. The doctor just used a scalpel, cut off the mole and then cauterized the wound.

BarbieM's avatar

I agree. I had one that started to bleed and had it removed. It wasn’t cancerous, but the biopsy did reveal abnormal cells, so the doctor said it was good I had it removed. It could have become a problem later.

And bodyhead is right, it was no bog deal to do.I just had mine done in the doctor’s office.

Mr_M's avatar

“A change in a wart or mole” is generally accepted as a good reason to get it checked out by a dermatologist, pronto! The overwhelming odds is that you have nothing to worry about, but let the doctor tell you that, not us.

gailcalled's avatar

To make it six in agreement, I am chiming in…——> Dermatologist’s soonest. And don’t pick at it.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

See the doc, but I’ve had one that got all puffy and red, and I thought sure I had cancer. It died, dried up, and fell off before I got in to see him, and he just said, “naaah.”

But see the doc anyway.

loser's avatar

Yeah, you might want to get that checked!

AstroChuck's avatar

Just seconding what has been said. Whenever a mole’s appearance changes it has to be looked at by a doctor. Not to scare you but it could be precancerous. Never hurts to have it checked.

crazyleaf's avatar

I’m a doctor. I don’t want to alarm you, but a bleeding mole is cause for concern. Especially if around the mole there’s a red halo. You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

bodyhead's avatar

Just for a second opinion, I asked the guy who sits in front of my building drinking Old English all day long. He wears a helmet. Good news. He said you’ll be fine.

dundernut's avatar

does he wear a helmet because he drinks Old E all day? Hic!

Babo's avatar

Doctor! ASAP!!!

scamp's avatar

So… When are you seeing the doctor? Good luck. I hope you’re ok. Let us know what happens.

skfinkel's avatar

One of my son’s had a mole that started bleeding. I zoomed him to the doctor that day, we had not only the mole, but a large area around it removed (and he has a scar to prove this), and it turned out to be nothing—no bad cells at all. But I would do the same thing again.

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