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My feeling is to consult with a dermatologist to be sure every thing is fine. We always wonder why the mole got cut, was there something wrong with it, before it was cut? It may have been irritated or inflamed. So, it is advised to have it examined. However, to re-assure you, in all my years of practice, I have had a number of these situations come up and never was there anything serious.
By the way, if this was a skin tag and not a mole, using an emollient such as Original Formula Eucerin may prevent these from developing.
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It is actually a good sign that it moves around freelhy. Skin cancers tend not to.
Sometimes, if the blood supply of a skin tag is tampered with, it can hurt.
Very doubtful. It trul sounds like a skin tag which does not turn cancerous.
That is an excellent question. Many skin tags ( fibro-epithelial polyps using proper medical terminology) actually have melanocytes in them, the cells that make pigment and make up moles. Some authorities feel that the irritation which caused the skin tags can provoke the formation of moles. At any rate, those sort of mole-skin tag very, very rarely can turn malignant.
I may still be a mole and developed into a skin tag. This does happen in a fair number of skin tags. More reason to take the remnants out.
I think it would be prudent to have it removed. For relief if for no other reason.
A skin tag, as the lay term would have it, does not. A mole/skin tag would be very, very rare. Nonetheless, it should be removed.
No, I would recommend removing it.
No..very rarely, can it turn cancerous.