Bleeding Mole

There are many reasons why a mole may bleed; it may be a normal mole that has been scratched or irritated by clothing, jewellery or shaving. However, if a mole bleeds with little trauma, it may be a sign of a precancerous lesion or skin cancer. It’s imperative that individuals seek medical advice if there are any concerns over moles especially if there is a change in colour, shape or size. Early detection of skin cancer is paramount to the recovery. 

Annual mole checks will detect the slightest change in a mole. Cadogan Clinic’s Mole Check is the UK’s most comprehensive for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, with the slightest changes to moles being monitored externally and internally with a computer controlled Mole Map.

In addition to regular mole checks, individuals should also regularly check moles at home, using the ABCDE rule:

A – Asymmetry. Where one half of the mole does not match the other

B – Border.
Check the outline of your mole – a melanoma may have edges that are ragged, notched, blurred or irregular, plus the pigment may have spread into surrounding skin.

C - Colour.
Is the colour uneven? You might see shades of black, brown and tan, or areas of white grey, red, pink or blue

D - Diameter. Do you see a change in the size of your mole? Has it increased? Typically, melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter – (same size as the end of a pencil)

E – Evolving. Does the mole look different from the others and / or is changing in size, colour or shape?

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