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A 18-year-old female asked:

had a small raised mole checked (dr says it looks fine) is it still necessary to remove it or better to just let it be. if removed, will it grow back?

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Dr. Susan Kallal
Dermatology 23 years experience
Monitor mole: Hello, There are many different types of moles, and most are fine. That said, any changes in an existing mole, or new moles as an adult can represent a possible melanoma. Since melanomas are the most dangerous type of skin cancer, it is always best to have any mole in question checked by a conscientious dermatologist and possibly biopsied.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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