My moles are changing! is this typical Behavior?

Hello Dr Irwin I have a couple (4 actually) of moles that it seems a couple of times during the warmer months they raise up crack open and bleed a little but then seem to settle down and heal up during the cooler months if that makes any sense. Curious if that typical mole behavior?

Okay ……….so you absolutely must go get these moles checked. A dermatologist would be best but, if one is not available, have your primary care doctor look at these. It is just not worth the risk. If one of these is a melanoma, you can be completely cured by surgery if diagnosed early. If diagnosed late, melanoma is often fatal.

A good site is AAD.org for information on moles.  And, read more here.

Please go now and don’t wait!!

Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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