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Has anyone removed moles by themselves? I've used apple cider vinegar before but don't think I did it right. Can't really afford to professionally have it done.

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You can get wart, mole, and skin tag remover kits. I've never tried one, and they're kind of expensive, but cheaper than going to a doctor. ACV is probably not strong enough. I have a bunch of moles and skin tags I'd like to remove, but I don't have money for the kits (and it's pretty low priority).

Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there.
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Unless it's a cancerous mole I'd just leave it alone. Go to a dermatologist if it bothers you that much. If you are removing it just for cosmetic reasons your insurance will not pay for it.
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If you are removing it just for cosmetic reasons your insurance will not pay for it.
Thats the point lol, why I'm trying to remove it on my own.

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Is there a reason to remove it?

If it is changing or you are concerned, you really need to see someone. If it isn't changing then why remove it?
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I have moles on my arms but I've never thought of having them removed, skin tags can be annoying though, I've ripped a couple of them off by mistake, on neck & underarms.






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Some moles can be annoying and painful, when they get caught on things and bleed. And some of us need all the help we can get, aesthetically. I have a large mole in the middle of my back that I can't examine. I'd rather just have it removed than worry about it.

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Is it safe to even do this yourself? I would never have thought to do that. I've had a couple removed but I had a doctor do it.
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Is there a reason to remove it?

If it is changing or you are concerned, you really need to see someone. If it isn't changing then why remove it?
Its above my ear and its spreading looks like idk, barber has to cut over it as well.
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Is it safe to even do this yourself? I would never have thought to do that. I've had a couple removed but I had a doctor do it.
I just want to burn it off myself.

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Its above my ear and its spreading looks like idk, barber has to cut over it as well.


I just want to burn it off myself.


Get it checked out ASAP. Find the money. Put it on a credit card if you have to.

I have just been through a very serious health scare. Do take potential cancer serious. Get it checked.
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Its above my ear and its spreading looks like idk, barber has to cut over it as well.


I just want to burn it off myself.
Doesn't sound like a good idea at all Kevin. It gave me the creeps just thinking about it so I Googled it before - the main concern with trying to do that sort of thing yourself is that you could be taking off a malignant one and you would have no idea.

That's why a doctor should do it. Like it says in the article below - this isn't like giving yourself a haircut:

https://www.skincancer.org/blog/diy-...is-a-bad-idea/

“This isn’t like giving yourself a haircut,” she says. “There are very serious risks associated with trying to remove a mole yourself, whether it’s with a tool called a mole removal pen, plasma corrector pen or something found around the house. I’ve had people tell me they’ve tried to remove moles with everything from duct tape to scissors.”

The main problem associated with removing something from your skin on your own is that there’s no way for you to tell if you’re removing a benign lesion — or a malignant one. Dr Sarnoff says that dermatologists spend years training to recognize suspicious lesions, and even after identifying one, they perform a biopsy to determine exactly what the specimen is before deciding how to move forward."



Also - what @Lisa said.
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Get it checked out ASAP. Find the money. Put it on a credit card if you have to.

I have just been through a very serious health scare. Do take potential cancer serious. Get it checked.
I'm fine lol I'm not even sure if its a "mole" just something, I might take a pic next few days.

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Probably it is better to consult a skin expert especially if it is growing. It is better to be safe and treated with someone who really knows how to than a diy.
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I have loads of them, but I've never tried to remove them.

Also if it just appeared one day in adulthood and changed shape you should get that checked out.

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I'm not sure but I don't think moles "spread"...? If it's doing that I'd doubt it's a mole, skin cancer is something that tends to spread. And I don't think you can just remove skin cancer yourself, either. (My mother had to get hers burned off, I believe.)

I have an annoying ugly mole ("beauty mark," *gag*) on my left cheekbone but it's always been there, always been the same size. Gross thing grows hairs I have to pluck.

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I'm not sure but I don't think moles "spread"...? If it's doing that I'd doubt it's a mole, skin cancer is something that tends to spread. And I don't think you can just remove skin cancer yourself, either. (My mother had to get hers burned off, I believe.)

I have an annoying ugly mole ("beauty mark," *gag*) on my left cheekbone but it's always been there, always been the same size. Gross thing grows hairs I have to pluck.
Idk might be a fungus thing? Just a mole like lining around the corner of my ear.

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i remember seeing a skin specialist when i was very young age but i was told that if its shaven off it would likely grow bigger. Now with being morbidly obese is worsened with a skin disorder that i cant have access to a dermatologist. I have two large moles that look unnatural and its common for people who are severely overweight to have expected health issues.

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If it's large like that I'd just have it removed if possible. I had a couple surgically removed when I was younger, they can possibly turn cancerous if not handled properly.
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