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A 28-year-old male asked:

Good day, i have a mole on the back of my head less than 1 cm wide, it is not itchy or red, is a gp able to take it out?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
I prefer dermatologi: Dermatologist will have a chance to look at it, look for any abnormal signs, then give a border around the mole -clearance zone ( means taking a rim of normal looking tissue around the mole)and also will have equipment to control bleeding as scalp is rich in blood supply and can bleed significantly as your mole is 1 cm wide. After the mole is excised it will be subjected to biopsy.
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Last updated Jan 9, 2020


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