The Student Room Group
Reply 1
Err ok no offence but wtf is wrong with you? how have you been removing them yourself? moles have roots, which need to be taken out properly, by a qualified doctor.
Reply 3
Fleece
Err ok no offence but wtf is wrong with you? how have you been removing them yourself? moles have roots, which need to be taken out properly, by a qualified doctor.


uh I scratched 2 off a few years ago and they are completely gone.
Reply 4
Um ok..well on your head be it. stupid/dangerous thing to do imo.
Reply 5
Fleece
Um ok..well on your head be it. stupid/dangerous thing to do imo.


Thats what I was asking how dangerous is it exactly, Ive heard it can cause cancer but the same could happen if say you had an accident and grazed (sp) your arm.
Reply 6
you shouldn't scratch things like moles off. nobody even cares or notices them in the first place, just leave it. or if you really want it done then get it done properly.
Reply 7
saturn
uh I scratched 2 off a few years ago and they are completely gone.


Supposedly they can be cancerous and therefore should be completely removed by a professional
Reply 8
dragonlance
i'm a professional and my advice is to scratch your way to all the moles. if they bleed or hurt, then go see a doctor.

obviously
Reply 9
If the mole hasn't changed (ie. shape, size, colour) then you don't have anything to worry about. I'm sure most people don't even notice it.
If you do want to get it removed though get it done by a professional. I had a mole removed (because it had grown) and now I have a scar which is actually slightly bigger than the mole was. So if you do have it removed, there's a good chance you'll be left with a scar which isn't necessarily any less noticeable than the mole but of course that depends on the mole.
And for goodness sake stop scratching your moles!
Dude having a mole removed at the doctors takes 15 minutes...if that.
my mum won't let me go have my moles removed. which is bad because my face is peppered with them :p:
Reply 12
I cant believe you have been scratching your moles off which could lead to infections rather than going to a health clinic and getting them removed safely. Your probably thinking whats the big deal but seriously if you detest the mole so much go and have it removed by a professional and dont carry out any medical DIY jobs yourself.x:smile:
Reply 13
I have the same problem they are embarrasing but they tend to grow back if you scratch them, go to your gp and say you would feel more confident if it was removed.
Riddy
I have the same problem they are embarrasing but they tend to grow back if you scratch them, go to your gp and say you would feel more confident if it was removed.


I did that and he basically laughed at me because he was all "blah blah blah nhs blah if you did it privately itd cost you £1000 blah blah "

he did it, but wasn't happy about it ATALL. Bastard.
FireDeuce
I did that and he basically laughed at me because he was all "blah blah blah nhs blah if you did it privately itd cost you £1000 blah blah "

he did it, but wasn't happy about it ATALL. Bastard.

That sounds a tad unprofessional -- if he's not willing to do it on the NHS then that's fair enough (after all it is cosmetic treatment), but he shouldn't agree to do it and then make you feel bad about it!
Yea exactly. a simple "no" would have been fine.
Reply 17
saturn
Thats what I was asking how dangerous is it exactly, Ive heard it can cause cancer but the same could happen if say you had an accident and grazed (sp) your arm.


Scratching your arms doesn't cause cancer :rolleyes: !!! Moles can be develop into cancerous growths but you'll notice them changing shape size etc if this is happening!!

But for godsake don't scratch them off thats just disgusting and can lead to infection as already said, if they bother you have them removed normally!!!