A 31-year-old female asked:
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incisional biopsy- does a mole that was picked off, but needed biopsy, have to wait for wound to heal before a biopsy can be done?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: The biopsy or re-excision can be done any time. You do not need to wait for the area to heal. You should go see a dermatologist or a primary care doctor who can check you and excise this area if there is any suspicion of melanoma in your case.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Not necessarily: Did a doctor do an incisional bx? If so one has to wait for the path report to decide how to proceed. With that done then usually within a week a definitive procedure is done.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013

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