On the body of each person in one or another number are birthmarks. Which of them and when should they trigger your anxiety and cause a mandatory visit to a doctor? What are these labels on our body?
In science, birthmarks are called nevus - this is, as doctors say, benign pigments, which consist of special cells that produce pigment (melanocyte). Rodents are convex or flat, they are very numerous and quite small in the human body. Their presence, according to experts in the field of dermatology, is inherited. If your birthmarks do not change color, do not grow and do not bother you - it's great.
Another reason for the appearance of birthmarks on the body is the effect of the sun on the skin. If you are constantly sunbathing and staying in the sun for a long time, be prepared for the appearance of additional nevus. On average, there must be about 20 birthmarks on the human body. If they are more - they should be closely monitored.
This will not interfere with every person - to constantly monitor the condition of birthmarks on the body. If they begin to change color or grow - this is a serious reason to go to the doctor, because there is a chance that such a birthmark can develop into a malignant tumor. In this case, the number of moles does not affect the possibility that they will re-degenerate into cancer.
It is necessary to know the basic signs that a birthmark can be dangerous:
- abruptly changed the color (especially strongly darkened); - began to grow rapidly - such a birthmark is easier to injure (any birthmark more than 7 mm requires careful monitoring); - if the primeval hair fell out. Nevus hair is a good sign - so they have a good blood circulation. But if the hair fell sharply - this is a serious reason to take care and go to the doctor; - if the surface of the birthmarks became hilly, rough, began to bleed, covered with ulcers.
It is not necessary to assign to the category of birthmarks all kinds of viral papillomas (warts), red spots and all sorts of rough formations on a skin of different sizes. If they start to interfere, then they should be removed, like the birthmarks.
Many people are experiencing - whether a scar will remain in place of the removed birthmark. In modern medicine, there are a lot of procedures for removing moles that do not leave traces.
Removed tissues at the birthplace pass through a cytological examination at the request of patients or upon the recommendation of a doctor.