My mole always looked normal, and suddenly now is tender with two blood-filled bubbles on it and redness all around. (photo)

Is this ok?

Doctor Answers (2)

Changing mole with blood-filled bubbles

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It is very difficult to tell from your photo what exactly is going on with your mole. To be safe, you should be carefully evaluated by a board certified dermatologist. Please use the ABCDE's as your guide for when to be concerned about moles: A for Asymmetry; B for Irregular Borders; C for Black or uneven Colors; D for diameter greater than a pencil eraser; and E for a growth that is Evolving or changing. If necessary, it is an extremely simple five minute procedure for a dermatologist to remove the mole using either a "punch" or a "shave" biopsy which typically leaves a minimal scar. The mole can then be checked microscopically for reassurance.


South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Normal?

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Any new changes in pigmented moles warrant prompt evaulation by a specialist. It can be one of the signs of malignant change so you do not want to ignore it.

Robert H. Hunsaker, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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