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A 21-year-old male asked:

It is possible to develop a mole where one has been removed ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Especially if not every speck of that previous mole was taken out. If a small bit was left behind it can regrow.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Usually no concern if original mole was benign.
Mar 29, 2014
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: If the mole was not completely removed the cells can divide and regrow. Best to see a dermatologist and rule out something that can potentially be deadly such as melanoma. Since you are from australia, sun exposure and skin cancer can run high in your region. When caught early skin cancer is curable.
Last updated Oct 24, 2019


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