A 39-year-old female asked:
i had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, i have elevated skin that is painful- i was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?
3 doctor answers
Dr. James Marx answered
47 years experience Pain Management
Impossible to say: Without knowing what you have, it is pretty much impossible to say what caused it.
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Jason Hall answered
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Healing: We all heal differently, and if you had a full-thickness biopsy that was left to heal itself, it has likely scarred in. A revision - removing the scar and closing the wound with dissolving stitches - may well take care of it.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
Dr. Joseph Mele answered
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Just a mole?: First, be certain that what was biopsied was just a mole, and that it was completely excised. Second, we all heal differently. Different areas of the body heal differently and the same area may heal differently at different times. If you have waited a year and the bump is persistent, seek a plastic surgeon for revision. If the biospy was recent, massage and other topical treatments may help.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
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