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is removing a mole dangerous

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No problem.: Not dangerous. Would only be dangerous if the mole was a pre-existing malignant or pre-cancerous mole.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
25 years experience Dermatology
Excision or shave: Generally two ways to remove moles. If a mole is elevated, becoming irritated, a dermatologist can carefully remove it to the base with a "shave tech ... Read More
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Mole: A dermatologist may remove a mole with or without stitches depending on the location , size, shape, depth and degree of cancerous concern . See a derm ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It is not complicate: A mole should be removed by a physician who has the experience in doing this type of work. This is commonly done by dermatologists(skin specialists) ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: First, I am assuming this was not a skin cancer, right? If it was just a benign mole that was harmful by its location or symptoms or a dangerous (pre- ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
26 years experience Dermatology
Depends: First, it depends how large the mole is. Next, it depends on how it is removed (shaved from the surface of the skin or punch biopsy or excised). Was ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
41 years experience Dermatopathology
Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lipson
50 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: This seems to be an old world belief, much like "you go to the hospital to die". The fact is, it's exactly contrary to the truth. Removing moles jud ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Dont know: Depends .Is it from childhood?Many people have moles.As a rule of thumb generally ANY (and i mean ANY)changes in a mole requires an evaluation by a de ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Mole on the areola: Any mole which is changing in color size shape symptoms should be checked out. Remember the abcd e's of melanoma and realize that these lesions can oc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Derm: Any new or suspicious mole should be examined by a dermatologist.

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