Moles can look good or plain ugly, depending on who’s judging and where it’s located. Skin moles are extremely common. Just by looking at my forearms I see about 10 of them.
Almost all skin moles are harmless, but if you discover a bleeding mole, you should be concerned, but not in panic ;).
Any change in texture, size or shape can indicate a development of skin cancer, so if you’ve just found a bleeding mole and aren’t sure what to do, see your doctor.
It can sometimes be hard to keep track of all of your moles and try to notice changes in them. Heck, the only moles I remember are the ones on my hands and arms because I stare at them all the time.
I have no clue what’s going on in places where the sun doesn’t shine, if you know what I’m talking about.
It’s unnecessary to worry about things like these because you can’t really do much about them, unless you go into obsessive mode and start documenting all of your skin moles.
So relax, if you’ve just found one or several bleeding moles, the only next logical step you can take is to go to your doctor or dermatologist, and have your skin checked out.
What Happens At the Doctor’s Office?
Your doctor might just look at your skin mole and say that it looks fine. If he thinks it needs closer examination he or she will most likely perform a biopsy.
A biopsy is a closer examination of your tissue, which in this case is your mole. Your doctor will take a sample and send it off to the lab, where they will test it for possible dangers.
If the test comes back positive, your doctor will recommend that you remove your mole. Removing it is simple, and done under local anesthesia.
Remember, not all bleeding moles are harmful. You might just have bumped into something or accidentally scratched it somehow.
It’s always best to have your local expert have a look at your skin if you’re concerned. It’s much more fun to sleep well and not have to worry about these kinds of things, don’t you agree?
Over to You
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