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ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.See 1 more doctor answer
If a atypical mole is removed years ago and unsure if clear margins obtained... Would it have grown back by now and if not assume it was clear margin?
Contact you doctor: You can obtain a copy of the pathology report from your doctor. If you see any regrowth, you should have it seen by a doctor right away.
Creams/ointments: Creams/ointments don't clear up moles. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan.
Should I trust quick dermatologist's word? Used dermatascope. I have clearly abnormal moles (1-3mm). He looked at them for 2 seconds and moved on.
Second opinion: If in doubt, it is worthwhile seeking a second opinion from another dermatologist.
Path on mole came back mildly atypical but no clear margins. Derm gave choice to watch or take more. I'm having more taken. Could change to Mel?
Mole: Probably should have re-excision for clear margins.
I had a small raised pink bump that has changed into a mole. Is this normal? It's small, one color, symmetrical, has clear borders and isn't changing.
Have this biopsied: The lesion I would argue has changed but has remained stable as it was initially a small pink bump that clearly became a mole. One approach would be monitoring the lesion closely but in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis a biopsy with a punch or shave or even excisional if you would like it removed regardless is indicated.
Had mole removed - came back dysplastic but no mention if margins clear. Visually clear so Dr. Did not take any further biopsy/margins. Should they?
Not necessarily: But it should be easy for the pathologist to examine the margins and determine whether the lesion was completely removed.
Had a dysplastic mole removed yrs ago and pathology did not indicate if margins were clear... Would the mole have grown back if margins weren't clear?
Maybe: But probably not. They're a marker for the ability to get melanoma, not so much dangerous by themselves.
Nevus or wart?: An exam by a dermatologist will determine the nature of this.
I had a mole removed from my abs and margins were cleared. It then formed a keloid. Am I good, or do I have to return? What should I look out for?
Is it bothersome?: Keloids are enlarged scars that are larger than the original wound. They form for unknown reasons and are generally harmless but can become itchy or uncomfortable. If your keloid is bothersome for you, then there a variety of treatment options that are available to you. If it does not bother you, then you can leave it and not worry about it.
Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?
Do moles fall off had a small mole on lower leg and it got a lil larger then fell off clear skin left no blood anywhere?
Why is my navel giving off a smelly clear discharge. It looks like I have these mole like things growing inside my navel also.
Urachal cyst/hidrade: This may be a persistent urachal cyst or sinus or may be a form of hidradenitis suppuritiva. See a general surgeon or dermatologist for an examination.
Hello Dr. I'm 23 yr old girl have fair, clear face no marks at all, but since 2 years I hv noticed spreading (tils) moles and tiny holes on my face...
I have a mole that reminds me of acne. If I pop it clear fluid comes out. Should I be concerned? Or is this just acne underneath my mole?
How long for mole biopsy results if bad? My doc said they only call if bad. When is a avg time to say I'm in the clear? Done tues AM, now Friday
Time: It usually takes 2-3 days for pathology reports to come back to the office of your surgeon or physician. The pathologist will report the result no mater if it is good or bad. Every pathology specimen has a report, no mater the result that it has. Give it some time. Hope this helps.See 1 more doctor answer
Eczema around a 2 mm brown normal mole. Thought it was a meyerson's Nevi. The eczema cleared but noticed months later the mole is ligher? Same shape.
Dermatologist: I feel that any changes in a mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist. If this mole stands out as quite different from other moles you may have, it is another reason to have it checked by a specialist.
I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?
Simple is best.: Just a band aid with a spot of neosporin should be fine. No cleaning necessary. Keep clean and dry until suture removal in about 7 days - or sooner if this is on your face.