Accidentally picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus.

Doctor Answers 2

Red mole

Hello. Many thanks for your question. Any mole that changes in any way requires investigation/biopsy by a trainee physician. Please contact your local physician for inspection.


London Physician
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Irritated mole

Thank you for your question. When any lesion is scratched and irritated, it can start to bleed and surrounding tissues may turn red and swollen. I understand changing or painful lesions are worrisome, so I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist to have the lesion evaluated for any concerning features. Take care and good luck.

Reuel Aspacio, MD, FAAD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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