A 41-year-old member asked:
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keloid or mole, how can i tell?

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Dr. Emily Ridgway
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
History: Keloids don't happen spontaneously. They result from some kind of skin trauma; a cut, a tattoo or a surgery. If there is no history of these type of events it is more likely a mole. Your pcp, dermatologist or plastic surgeon could tell by looking at the area.
Answered on May 9, 2014
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
See PCP: Not enough information to provide an answer. Best option is to see your pcp as they are the most important resource for patients.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Scar tissue: Mole is a growth made of pigment cells. A keloid is thickened skin from over production of collagen, at a site of acne surgery or piercing.
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Dr. David Myers
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Is it bothersome?: Keloids are enlarged scars that are larger than the original wound. They form for unknown reasons and are generally harmless but can become itchy or ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Unfortunately: keloid formation is unpredictable , usually will happens with in couple of months , and usual to from from keloids from old healed scars.
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Dr. Ross Blagg
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Look at other scars: This is best determined by examining your other scars. If you tend to develop raised, red scars, you are more likely to continue. Areas on the centr ... Read More

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