Medical Questions > Cancer > Skin Cancer Forum

swollen and bleeding mole

Must Read
What is melanoma? This section give you a quick intro to this particular type of skin cancer, including the entire range of types of melanomas....
Doctors are pretty certain that ultraviolet radiation plays a role in the development of melanoma. Which other activities put you at risk of melanoma?...
What does melanoma look like? Learn to identify early signs and symptoms of melanoma with this full description of symptoms of melanoma here....
im 39 yr old female. ive had a mole (beauty mark) on my face, right side of my chin, ever since i can remember. last week, it swelled up and was slightly painful, in a short period of time. two days ago after a shower, it was bleeding, the whole top area, and no, i was not picking or itching. last nite after a shower, it bleed again and this morning it has a black crustyness. i have no insurance or regular doctor. should i go see a clinic doctor? im really scared from seeing what the internet is showing me. thank you for your time and have a great day.
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied June 27th, 2010
Based upon your description, you should probably have this lesion biopsied to rule-out melanoma.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Skin Cancer , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.