A fairly common occurrence in pregnant women is the emergence of new moles. Such tumors most often occur during the second trimester, when there is the greatest activity of the future mom’s hormonal system. It is a hormonal imbalance that activates the increase and growth of birthmarks and moles on the body of a pregnant woman.
Some important information.
The link between hormones and moles is the most direct, since it is hormonal changes that are the main reasons for the appearance of moles in people. According to medical textbooks, the correct scientific name of the mole is nevus. Speaking in simple and accessible language, it is an accumulation of skin cells filled with melanocytes – cells that are responsible for the pigmentation and color of our skin. Birthmarks can appear at birth and, more often, in the process of life activity.
Nevuses, by their nature, come in a variety of colors: from flesh to dark brown and even black. The surface of the mole is not always smooth and imperceptible, sometimes it can be rough, uneven, convex, in rare cases hair can grow in them. All these are variants of the norm, which is not dangerous for a person.
Pregnancy is an individual process for every woman. All future moms suffer it differently, someone gets all the “charms” of an interesting situation, and some lucky women even toxicosis does not happen. If you have birthmarks during pregnancy, this is absolutely normal, typical of many expectant mothers. This is an absolutely painless process that is not a cause for alarm. Sometimes it happens that moles, on the contrary, disappear. There are also cases where moles appeared during pregnancy and disappeared after birth.
Can I remove birthmarks during pregnancy?
In some cases, doctors recommend removing moles during pregnancy. If your mole suddenly began to change color or you saw that it changed shape, began to itch or bleed, then it is better to consult a dermatologist for a consultation. Overwhelmingly, nothing terrible you will not find. Changing moles or the appearance of new nevi does not bring any complications for either the mother or the baby, they also have no effect on the course of pregnancy.
However, in about one case out of 100 thousand, a normal mole can turn into melanoma. This is a cancer that often ends in death. Do not be afraid, removal of moles during pregnancy is almost never required. In order not to fall into the risk group, watch your moles and immediately contact a qualified specialist if you notice any changes. If the doctor finds that the cells of the mole are in a precancerous condition, the mole will be removed, but only after the birth. If there is no waiting time and the mole needs to be removed immediately, you will be asked to sign the appropriate papers to familiarize yourself with the possible risk and make a surgical excision of the mole immediately.
Removing moles during pregnancy
If the doctor decided that the best option for you would be the removal of a nevus, do not be afraid in advance. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is completely painless. Modern development of medicine allows you to remove unwanted tumors in a variety of ways:
- laser removal;
- cryotherapy – burning with severe cold when using liquid nitrogen;
- electrocoagulation – exposure to high frequency current;
- radio wave removal;
- surgical excision.
The best way to remove a nevus during pregnancy is laser removal. It is suitable for almost everyone, except in cases requiring immediate removal. In this case, it is recommended only surgical excision, which will allow to cut the affected area at one time, eliminating the likelihood that the mole was not completely removed.
Laser removal of birthmarks in Elena Vladimirovna Salyamkina’s doctor’s office in one or several sessions will completely relieve you of a problem nevus. An experienced doctor will assess your condition and give a full consultation on the care of the mole area. The procedure is completely painless and does not even require anesthesia. After a couple of weeks, the skin will take on the usual shade, and there will be no marks or marks on the place of the former mole.
Surgical excision is done in the rarest cases, only after a positive oncologist’s opinion. If one test mole does not like the doctor, then the entire nevus will be completely removed. A woman’s drug treatment will also be prescribed.
It is impossible! Removal of birthmarks during gestation of a baby is undesirable if the cause is an aesthetic component. During pregnancy you should not think about your appearance, to the detriment of health and psychological calmness of the unborn baby. Also removal of birthmarks at home is extremely contraindicated.
The danger of removing moles is the wrong procedure, which can lead to irreversible consequences. You can not use the services of traditional healers. If you need to remove a mole, do it only in a medical office after taking all the necessary tests and under the supervision of experienced doctors. Remember that it is impossible to buy health for money. Do not save on the healthy happiness of your family.
Moles appear in the most unexpected places, even on the tongue and inside of the cheek. Statistics say that women more often become carriers of moles on mucous membranes than men. But what if the mole was formed in the genital area, especially if it is convex in shape and large in size? An inconvenient mole in the perineum sometimes becomes the reason for its removal during pregnancy. Especially if it is in the area of the birth canal and can be damaged during childbirth.
Prevention of birthmark changes during pregnancy:
- A pregnant woman should limit the time of their stay under the influence of the direct rays of the sun. Also, women who are in an interesting position, is contraindicated tanning bed. The same applies to the breastfeeding period.
- If, due to pregnancy, your skin has become dry and itchy, then choose a moisturizing body care soap to prevent scratching or grinding of moles.
- Watch your birthmarks in areas of increased risk of mechanical damage.
- Carefully follow all the recommendations of your gynecologist and take all the necessary vitamin complex. Some dermatologists associate avitaminosis and folic acid deficiency with the appearance of new nevi on the body of a pregnant woman.
Making a conclusion to all the above, we can conclude that pregnant women should not be afraid of the appearance of new moles on the body. It is important to simply monitor your nevus, to control the change in their color, size, the appearance of cracks, precipitations, the occurrence of itching or peeling. Remember that proper skin care is a guarantee of her health. Use sunscreen and apply a moisturizing lotion after the bath. The risk of complications with moles with such excellent care is almost impossible.