Is it safe to pull a hair out of a mole?


Quick Answer

As stated by CosMedics UK, it is completely safe to pluck or shave the hair coming out of a mole. Hair removal in this fashion does not cause the cellular damage required to cause cancer to form, so doing so does not cause or increase the risk of cancer.

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According to WebMD, moles themselves should be evaluated regularly for any abnormalities. This includes asymmetry (where one half doesn't match the other half), possessing a ragged border, being multicolored or black or blue, being greater in diameter than a pencil eraser, or rapidly changing over time. A mole with any of these symptoms requires medical evaluation.

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