A 47-year-old member asked:
How painful is it to have a mole removed?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Pathology 28 years experience
It depends/not bad.: It depends on where the mole is as well as its size, etc.. If the mole is irregular and large, it might need wide excision to rule out, and capture a possible malignancy, like melanoma. If it is small and uniform, it can be removed like a wart with outpatient surgery, likely by freezing it off. Pain killers, etc csan be given, so there is probably little or no pain. Best to get it removed.
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Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Not painful: Lidocaine takes a few seconds to take effect.
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Family Medicine 23 years experience
A little: You will get some pain when the anesthetic is administered but it is short lived and then the rest of the procedure you are numb.
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Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
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A 51-year-old female asked:
HOW IS A MOLE REMOVED?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Surgically: It's usually excise surgically so that it can be sent for biopsy
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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