Can You Get Moles on Your Nipples?
Moles are dark spots on the skin caused by a cluster of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. They can appear anywhere on the body, including directly on the nipples and the area around them.
What Do Nipple Moles Look Like?
Nipple moles are typically darker than the surrounding skin, and can be either flat or raised. They can vary in shape, size and color, ranging from black to red. Sometimes, nipple moles will have hair growing from them.
Are Nipple Moles Dangerous?
Nipple moles are usually harmless, but it is important to have any new moles checked out by a doctor. In rare cases, moles can become cancerous and should be removed, so it’s important to be aware of any changes.
How Are Nipple Moles Treated?
Most nipple moles can be left alone, but they can be removed if desired. The most common treatments are cryotherapy (freezing), laser removal, or excision (cutting out).
What Steps Can I Take To Protect My Nipple Moles?
Here are some tips for protecting your nipple moles:
- Check your moles regularly – Have your doctor examine any new or changing moles to make sure they are not cancerous.
- Monitor changes – Pay attention to any changes in your existing nipple moles, such as color, shape, size, or the presence of hair.
- Protect your skin – If you will be spending time in the sun, wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, and cover up your nipples with clothing to protect them from sun damage.
Nipple moles are usually harmless, but it’s important to keep an eye on any moles that you may have. If you have any concerns or changes, be sure to see a doctor to get them checked out.