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Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?

Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?

Seek 2nd opinion: Recurrence of a mole makes it likely that it is a melanoma. You should get further surgery done by a melanoma expert(surgical Oncologist). It always useful to seek 2 or 3 opinions and go with the aggregate of the recommendation, provided to you. ...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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Is mole removal blistering next to mole normal?

Is mole removal blistering next to mole normal?

Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more

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Does a mole on on skin (from childhood) that changed to 2 different colors mean melanoma in 40 yers old?

Does a mole on on skin (from childhood) that changed to 2 different colors mean melanoma in 40 yers old?

Possibly: Any change in a mole needs to be addressed. Make an appointment tomorrow with your doctor or a dermatologist or surgeon. This requires a biopsy. ...Read more

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Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read more

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Could brain chemistry change from videogames?

Could brain chemistry change from videogames?

Yes: Many things change brain chemistry, at least temporarily: e.g., food, sex, interpersonal interactions, and video games. But the research is ongoing about the long-term effects (positive, negative, or neutral) of various types of video games. ...Read more

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Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?

Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?

Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more

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What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

Infection: infection or UTI tops the list of differentials with those numbers. So first and foremost treat the infection. Make sure you send urine for culture prior to putting yourself in any antibiotics. After ten day vourse of antibiotics, repeat the urine test., ...Read more

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Does a biopsied mole grow back?

Does a biopsied mole grow back?

Mole biopsy: It depends on the type of mole biopsied. If your mole is raised and a shave biopsy was done the mole could grow back. Intradermal and compound nevi have a deep component so if the biopsy is a shave, the deeper component may grow back but this may take a long time. ...Read more

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What do abnormal cells in mole biopsy indicate?

What do abnormal cells in mole biopsy indicate?

How abnormal?: There is a range of abnormalities. The abnormality may be due to physical irritation, inflammation; dysplasia is also abnormal but removal of the lesion should take care of that. At the extreme, the abnormality may be due to cancerous cells. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Ate all moles with uneven boarder cancer?

Ate all moles with uneven boarder cancer?

No, and: you should see a qualified dermatologist if you have any concern. A biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis, but an exam by a dermatologist is prudent to see which moles require biopsy. ...Read more

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Does pigment grow back darker after picking at a mole?

Does pigment grow back darker after picking at a mole?

Avoid trauma to it: Often times inflammation produces pigmentation and can spread outside the mole border. Let it heal and protect with neosporin or similar then have it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Shave biopsy on mole. Derm used dermatoscope & said it was scratched. Biopsy not atypical w/ inflammation. Doc wanted 3 more slides to 2x check. Why?

Not sure: When you say "doc wanted 3 more slides to 2x check" I am not sure what you mean. Did you mean the doctor wanted to do another procedure on you to "confirm" the diagnosis? Or did he want the pathologist to take more sections from the same specimen? Sometimes "inflamed" moles can look pretty worrisome and the pathologist will take more samples from the whole specimen. ...Read more

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Just got blood chemistry results & it doesn't look good, i think? Sgpt 300.68 u/l sgot 176.20 u/l Alp 257.29 u/l

Just got blood chemistry results & it doesn't look good, i think?
Sgpt 300.68 u/l
sgot 176.20 u/l
Alp 257.29 u/l

Liver enzymes: The tests you mention SGPT/SGOT (also called AST and ALT) and alkaline phosphatase become elevated when there is irritation of the liver. Your doctor will need to check and make sure that you do not have hepatitis and may want to to more blood tests for specific types of hepatitis. They may also want to get a liver ultrasound. Until this is sorted out avoid alcohol and acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What constitutes stage 4 melanoma on a superficial mole that has gone malignant?

Metastasis: Stage IV (4) melanoma is the highest stage that a melanoma can reach. It is diagnosed by finding distant spread or metastasis to other parts of the body. Stage is different from clark's levels and breslow levels, although these can impact lower stages. (ajcc cancer staging manual, 7th ed., 2010). ...Read more

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Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

1 symptom: It can actually be a symptom. Follow A, B, C, D. Asymmetry-can you cut the lesion in half and have 2 mirror images. Border-is it irregular? Color-any changes? Diameter-larger than 6 mm? ...Read more

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Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Maliganat % of mole: There are a small % of birthmarks that have the potential of becoming cancerous. Best to see a doctor in person for examination. ...Read more

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Would brain tumor/cancer show something abnormal in a cbc?

Would brain tumor/cancer show something abnormal in a cbc?

Unlikely: Brain tumors do not affect your CBC unless the cancer is wide spread and actually arising from an area outside of the brain. Even then it can only tell if you have a healthy bone marrow (Bones) or not ...Read more

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I have a mole with 2 out of 5 of the abcde symptoms (melanoma) its border and color. Lesion benign?

I have a mole with 2 out of 5 of the abcde symptoms (melanoma) its border and color. Lesion benign?

Tell me more: The most significant features to watch are size(>5mm) and mixture of colors(C and D). Tell us which 2 features are causing you concern??? Then we can guide you further in terms of the need for doing a biopsy or not. ...Read more

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Can a mole that looked slightly irregular on dermascooe come back benign?

Yes: Based on your question, it seems like you have already had a biopsy of the lesion. If that is the case, you have some waiting to do. I know that this can be scary and frustrating. Take deep breaths. There is nothing to do right now. Once you get the results, it is important to have your doctor explain, in detail, what the results mean and what the next steps are, if any are needed. ...Read more

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Will a basal cell mole grow back again?

Depends: Basal cell carcinoma is curable as long as the cells are completely removed. The best chance of doing this is with mohs micrographic surgery. Occasionally it's not possible to remove the tumor completely because it's already invaded into the nerves. In this case the cancer can recur. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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