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A 39-year-old female asked:

If a small skin mole is accidentaly scraped off and normal skin or scar remains (no mole re growth ) is that a concern?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Follow up difficult : This doesn't make a mole convert to transform to a malignant lesion but it does make follow up of the mole more difficult. Surveillance is still advised and you should seek medical attention if the mole changes, enlarges, bleeds, etc.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Scrapped: That would not concern me. You should alert your dermatologist if the area does not heal, or if the mole changes.
Last updated Apr 16, 2013


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