Although it may not be serious, a mole that bleeds is a possible sign of melanoma — a rare but serious skin cancer that can spread if left untreated. Being evaluated by a dermatologist once a year and checking your skin regularly are two excellent steps you can take to catch melanoma and other types of skin cancer early. The sooner skin cancer is found, the better the chances are of curing it. Moles are groups of pigment cells, and nearly everyone has them. A change in a mole — or a new mole — can be a first sign of melanoma.
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We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. When a blood vessel bursts, a small amount of blood escapes from the vessel into the body. This blood may show up just beneath the surface of the skin.
Dear Dr. Roach: I am fair-skinned and have had sunburns in the past, so I have been diligent about looking for rough, scaly skin patches that might turn into cancer and dark irregular patches that might be melanoma. But I had not read anything about watching for a pore that bleeds, heals and bleeds again. I have a place like that on my nose and just thought it was thin skin. There was no bump, no redness, no scaling; just occasional bleeding.
Skip to Content. When a person has a bleeding disorder, his or her blood does not clot fast enough. This results in too much bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time. Normal blood clotting is called coagulation. This complex process involves platelets and clotting or coagulation factors.