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Can a cyst develop under a mole?

Can a cyst develop under a mole?

Yes: Cyst of deep invagination of the skin, and can happen anywhere. We don't know why we develop them, but the thought is an injury to the follicular epithelium. This can happen anywhere there is follicle, including under moles. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can you give me advice please. Pimple, small cyst or mole?

Can you give me advice  please. Pimple, small cyst or mole?

Insufficient info to: even guess at this. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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How long will it take to perform a mole, cyst, lesion and skin tag removal?

How long will it take to perform a mole, cyst, lesion and skin tag removal?

One visit: Depending on size and location all three could be performed in one session .It could be done in less than approximately 30 minutes. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed yesterday and the doctor was surprised to find a cyst under my mole. Is that normal or bad?

I had a mole removed yesterday and the doctor was surprised to find a cyst under my mole. Is that normal or bad?

Not unusual: It is not good or bad. It can just happen. The mole probably grew over a hair follicle or a sweat gland. The hair follicle and or sweat gland probably just got clogged and formed a cyst. ...Read more

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After my mole removal surgery where apparently a cyst was also removed from, my scar seemed to be healing fine until I noticed string coming out, what do ido?

See your doctor: This string is probably a deep suture coming through the surface of the skin. The doctor or nurse will simply cut the suture present above the skin. The small hole left by the suture will heal in secondarily with no scarring. ...Read more

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I had a mole removal surgery and apparently a hidden cyst was removed at the same time. Scar was healing fine, until I noticed string is coming out. What do I do?

I had a mole removal surgery and apparently a hidden cyst was removed at the same time. Scar was healing fine, until I noticed string is coming out. What do I do?

See your doctor: I don't know what this string may be, depends on the color and consistency. Your wound may be infected if it is also red, swollen, and tender. I would have your doctor who removed it take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a cyst/lump under my mole. Its under my arm, in the armpit area. What could this be?

I have a cyst/lump under my mole. Its under my arm, in the armpit area. What could this be?

Many things: Could be anything from a benign cyst to an infection to a tumor. If it bothers you in any way, is new or changing, you should get to a doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Suspicious mole removed near hamstring 2 yrs ago. benign. small pea sized lump recently developed. cancer or cyst?

Suspicious mole removed near hamstring 2 yrs ago. benign. small pea sized lump recently developed. cancer or cyst?

Get it removed: You should see your doctor and have an examination of this suspicious lump. I should actually be removed and examined microscopically as it can be a recurrence of the same tumor, possibly it is cancerous(Melanoma). But biopsy is recommended urgently. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more