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Does getting a mole removed hurt

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Not neccessarily: We often use topical or injections of topical anesthetics to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Possible: I apply Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to the area i plan to excise for an hour prior to the procedure. This cream absorbs into the skin causin ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See Physician: Your physician will remove the mole or refer you to a dermatologist for the service, if indicated. Area will be numbed and mole removed w scalpel or ... Read More
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: I suggest you make an appointment with a dermatologist a skin doctor. They will look at the lesion and give you options for treatment. The doctor will ... Read More
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Virtually any physician can remove something like that. If it were on the face, or the genitals, you may need to see a specialist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: The purpose of removing any mole is when one considers the possibility there may be a malignant lesion present. The abdomen is one of the easy places ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Many moles that are benign and hidden under close are easily watched for changes. In the neck area where a growing pigmented lesion is present, cosm ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends.: If it is growing or changing, then consider removal. Has it been there all your life? If so, then most likely it is not malignant. You need to see ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I would: get it checked. It sounds like a recurrence..
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to bi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Get a consult: Some moles which are flat can be covered with make up, but seek out a consult from a facial plastic surgeon about more permanent removal. Some moles ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Numb it first: Mole removal shouldn't be painful at all. Whether it is excised, punched out or shaved, the doctor should use some numbing agent like Lidocaine to an ... Read More

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