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how to remove a mole from the hairline scalp

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No need: There is no need to have it removed, other than if doing that would give you peace of mind. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fr ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No need: Also no need to keep checking it. A small, pink congenital nevus on the scalp does not need to be monitored. The chance of current or future malignanc ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Depends on method: Moles can be removed by shave or saucerization and the wound is allowed to heal, sort of like a scraped knee. Another method is to cut deeper and then ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Removal: Typically if a mole specimen is going to be sent for biopsy, the area is numbed with a tiny needle and then removed with a blade or scalpel. Other tr ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: On the scalp it is common to have adherent scabs because of hairs trapped in the scab. It will be black from old blood. If you cannot tease it off or ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Decisions: It would be a good idea to have a dermatologist examine the moles on your scalp, but they do not necessarily need to removed unless they are suspiciou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
See MD to b safe : Probably should have it checked out by a doc to be on safe side. If it is not growing larger that's a good sign, but if it's hard and not moveable th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Probably not: If it's not growing and not painful, then not likely serious. Most likely a cyst or lymph node. Best way to be reassured is to have it examined. Best ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: See your doctor
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please See Doctor: Skin lesions are not managed well by internet medicine. This is a problem that needs 'eyes on'. Please see your family doctor or dermatologist about ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Encourage: patients to have a head to toe dermatological evaluation each year. Since the lesion has changed - it would be a good idea to get your annual eval and ... Read More
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