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Excessive growth of moles on the body. Anything to be concerned? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my wife is 39 years and more than 10 mole is growing in her body.what is cause of that.
Doctor:The cause for the occurrence of mole is not known clearly.
Doctor:It can be related to genes / hereditary factors.
User:any side effect of that mole in future
Doctor:Moles are painless and harmless condition.
Doctor:However at times, these moles can turn into a cancer form. Therefore it is important that the person watches the growth of mole.
Doctor:If the appearance of moles changes at any point of time, it needs to be reported to a doctor close by
User:any treatment require ?
Doctor:The doctor can perform a biopsy of the region to decide the next steps of treatment.
Doctor:Since most of the moles are harmless, we do not intend to treat it.
Doctor:unless requested by patients.
Doctor:It can be removed by surgical techniques/Laser therapy if they cause cosmetic problems.
Doctor:However as I said, if the moles change characteristic behavior
Doctor:it is investigated first by means of biopsy and then other steps of treatment will follow.
Doctor:Have you followed what I said?
User:that means we can watch and see the moles and if any problem then we can consualt with doctor.
Doctor:Right, I am presuming that what your wife has indeed diagnosed as moles by a doctor.
Doctor:Black spots can have other causes.
Doctor:If you are not very sure what your wife has are moles, then it would be better to confirm from a dermatologist first.
User:sir all are red moles
Doctor:Moles can have various colors - red and black are common.
Doctor:That being said, not all red/black spots are moles.
Doctor:If you are presuming the spots to be moles and if you are not very sure, then it is better to get it checked from a doctor.
Doctor:Hope I am clear to you now.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:ok as per your advice i will consualt with dermatologist.thanks
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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