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What Causes Moles Present On Body For A Long Time To Disappear Suddenly

Hi Dr., and thank you so much for this fabulous service... I am a 38 year old Caucasian male. I am 6 feet tall, and weigh 165#. I have lived most of my life in southern Arizona, but moved 3 months ago to central Indiana. I mention this, because the move almost exactly coincided with my concern beginning. I have always had a fair number of moles on my body, and most of them for my whole life. About 3 months ago, I had a mole on my L arm that had previously always been completely flat, fill with a clear fluid. This stayed filled with fluid for 2 days, and then eventually sloughed off in the shower with my scrubby pouf. Now the mole is completely gone as if it was never there!Then, on my right arm, another 2 moles that I ve had forever did the same exact thing. They are now gone. What is troubling me, is now I have a 4th mole filled with fluid currently on my R arm, and it is similar to the other 3, only much bigger and a little tender.Should these concern me? I mean do moles you ve had the better part of 30 years simply disappear like this? And all within a 3 month span?Thanks so much for any insight you may have into this.Ryan Miller
Tue, 8 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Moles generally don't fall off on their own as their physics is very different. What I reckon you could have is probably milia or come dones which are whiteheads inside the skin.

They can feel gooey at times and frequently fall off on their own. Another probability is that of skin tags which also feel gooey and can rarely fall off with deep scrubbing especially if their contact stem is very thin.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Smruti Pevekar,
Dermatologist
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What Causes Moles Present On Body For A Long Time To Disappear Suddenly

Hi, Moles generally don t fall off on their own as their physics is very different. What I reckon you could have is probably milia or come dones which are whiteheads inside the skin. They can feel gooey at times and frequently fall off on their own. Another probability is that of skin tags which also feel gooey and can rarely fall off with deep scrubbing especially if their contact stem is very thin. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Smruti Pevekar, Dermatologist