Out of the ordinary a bleeding mole can occur. There are many reasons why a mole bleeds. A bleeding mole can be caused by irritation while a mole is scratched or rubbed off with the skin or clothing. It could be caused by an accident while shaving the skin with a razor blade. Some people have hairs on moles that are unsightly and they usually trim or cut the hairs with scissors or tweezers. This will not remove the hairs permanently and eventually the hairs will grow back again. As the new moles grow the mole becomes itchy. Some people may unconsciously pick or scratch the skin. A bleeding mole may or may not pose a medical threat but to be sure, see a dermatologist.
Most moles should be normal and cause no problems however on certain occasions there are changes in the moles that warrant a visit to the dermatologist's office. On some aspect a bleeding mole is warning sign that the mole is dangerously linked to melanoma. The risks involved in bleeding mole can be determined by the dermatologist. If you have a slight doubt and you are not sure why your moles bleed you have to see a doctor. The bleeding mole should be checked by a dermatologist to detect skin cancer. Usually a biopsy is required to find out the size of the tumor prior to removal.
A bleeding mole that is of cancerous nature is usually associated with other symptoms such as itching, swelling, and a mole that do not heal easily. These visual symptoms have other indications such as scattered border or rough mole edges. Other cases of cancerous moles show moles that have more than one color; the other part is darker and the other part is lighter with different color combination in it. Moles that are not symmetrical on both sides are potential for melanoma and moles that grow larger than the pea size is dangerous. With these indicators it is obvious that the bleeding mole had developed into melanoma and should be removed as soon as possible before it metastasize and spread to other parts and organs of the body.
A bleeding mole can be avoided by removing the mole with hairs permanently. Hairy mole causes annoyance and that is the reason why people shave the hairs on it. It may cause bleeding mole and in order to prevent it, it is better to have the moles removed once and for all. Removal of moles can be done in many ways. There are various techniques to remove a bleeding mole that poses a health risk. They can be removed through surgery, cauterization, laser treatment or freezing. It can be done at the doctor's office and usually requires a local anesthesia because it is painful.