A 30-year-old female asked:
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i scratched a small, dark mole i've always had on my leg. i think i scratched off top layer. how long does it take to heal?

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Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends on: How large the mole is
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Parvaiz Malik
49 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scraped off mole: I noticed there is still remnants of the mole after you scratched it off. This mole should be excised or remove completely by a surgeon of dermatologist and checked by pathologist.
Answered on Aug 1, 2016
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