A 26-year-old female asked:
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i had a mole removed from my abs and margins were cleared. it then formed a keloid. am i good, or do i have to return? what should i look out for?

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Dr. David Myers
14 years experience Dermatology
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 uncomfortable. If your keloid is bothersome for you, then there a variety of treatment options that are available to you. If it does not bother you, then you can leave it and not worry about it.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014

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A 34-year-old member asked:
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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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