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Red Raised Mole

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Updated September 20, 2009

Red Raised Mole
Photo © Heather L. Brannon, MD

Because moles stick out from the body, they can get irritated or caught on clothing and jewelry. Sometimes they itch and get irritated with vigorous scratching. This will cause changes in the mole's appearance.

As you can see in this picture a portion of this mole looks like it's been rubbing against something, causing irritation. This should heal in the same amount of time it takes for abrasions on other parts of the skin to heal.

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