My name is Drew and I'm 25 and I live in Houston.
I'm worried about a mole that is only my left leg just above my knee.
It has always been large, just slightly larger than the size of a pencil eraser and it is symmetrical and round. It is dark brown, but not black.
Here is the thing that concerns me. Because the hair that grows out of the mole is darker and thicker than the other hairs on my leg, I pluck them out on a regular basis. Because of this there are raised white "bumps" that are present where the hair grows out.
Now I have been doing this for nearly 10 years. The mole has not increased in size, but my fiancee saw the white bumps and thinks I ought to have this removed immediately.
Hair in a mole is a good sign, not a bad one. Despote folklore to the contrary, plucking a hair from a mole is perfectly safe. The "white bumps" may just be a bit of inflammation in the follicle after you extract the hair.
My advice is to have your doctor check the mole. At that point you can decide to leave it alone, or if it makes you anxious, just to get it off.
My name is Chatocqua and I have moles all over my body the ones on my neck lifts up off my skin. Everytime I put on a necklace it rubs up against my moles and it causes them to hurt. I have picked off a couple. Do you think I should have them looked at so they can be removed?
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.