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Mole on shoulder, clear in color causes random itching, bleeds occasionally. Alarming?

hi , i am 30 yr old male , and i have had a mole on my shoulder that is CLEAR in color, that last 2 weeks it has started itching at random points during the day to the point it actually hurts. but i noticed today when i went to go shower that it has started to bleed . its not big in size . in fact its rather small, but i want to know is this a cause for alarm?. i have no medical issues, and i am also ex military if that helps with any back ground info. also im 5, 10 and weigh about 142.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing in HCM.
Itching and recent bleeding in old mole can be due to cancerous change.
You need to visit your dermatologist and get the mole examined for any malignant change .Excision biopsy would be ideal in your case.
Wishing you good health.
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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