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Old 04-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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Growing pink mole(?) on scalp

Hi everybody

I am 23 years old and I started to notice a small small bump in my head under my hair about 2-3 years ago. It has been growing slowly ever since and not it bothers me quite much when I scratch my head at that spot. I am starting to get worried (about time?) and made my wife take a picture of it today.

I was surprised when it was red/pink and hoped it was a pimple (even it has been there for years), but I made a search in Google and it looks like moles can be red as well.

The bump is bigger now, but it is still quite small. It hurts a bit after I scratch it as the surface (borders) are not smooth but rather hard. I have a lot of other moles on my body that are brown and smooth and don't bother me at all.


Should I be worried and go to the doctor?
Answers much appreicated!

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: Growing pink mole(?) on scalp

Moles can appear on heads, even where hair is growing. Since the head is exposed to sunlight, it is possible to develop new moles there. Dysplastic scalp moles have the same tiny chance of turning into melanoma that dysplastic moles found elsewhere on the body do. You should keep your head protected by wearing a sun protective hat and sunscreen. Getting it checked out by your dermatologist is a good idea and if it is in a hard place to check for changes, it might be good to have it removed.

 
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