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Mole biopsied 3 months ago came back as a benign congenital mole. It is now starting to growing back in areas. Is this a concern?

Mole biopsied 3 months ago came back as a benign congenital mole. It is now starting to growing back in areas. Is this a concern?

Probably not: This is likely is due to what we call 'recurrent nevus'. In other words, the biopsy showed a benign mole but did not completely remove it. It is now growing back. If you are worried, i would see a dermatologist to have it completely removed. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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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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14 yr old son. Is a small (5mm) congenital mole evaluated for melanoma the same as an acquired mole (e.G., abcds)? Or is the examination different?

14 yr old son. Is a small (5mm) congenital mole evaluated for melanoma the same as an acquired mole (e.G., abcds)? Or is the examination different?

Similar: We still use the same ABCDEs when examining congenital moles for the possibility of malignancy. While congenital nevi to carry a risk of developing into melanoma the amount of increased risk is debatable. The larger the nevi the higher the risk seems to be. I would either have the lesion excised and examined by a pathologist or been seen by a dermatologist who can follow the skin lesion for change ...Read more

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Mole came back as compound nevus with congenital features. It was a scallop biopsy and the mole regrew in places within 2 months. Dr wasn't concerned and said it's normal to see this. Should i worry?

Mole came back as compound nevus with congenital features. It was a scallop biopsy and the mole regrew in places within 2 months. Dr wasn't concerned and said it's normal to see this. Should i worry?

Compuond nevus, : You have a recurrent nevus. If the diagnosis was compound nevus with congenital features you should not worry. As long as there was not any dysplasia. However pathologic interpretation of a reexcised recurrent nevus can be problematic so if you were to get the regrowth excised be certain the pathologist knows that this is a recurrent lesion after a shave biopsy. ...Read more

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What chromosome is congenital melanocytic nevi syndrome?

No specific link: The congenital melanocytic nevus syndrome is considered sporadic in its occurrence.A few available studies of biopsy material have found abnormalities on the 1st, 12th or 19 th chromosome but no consistent pattern is reported.See the recent article : www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2994429. ...Read more

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Is very small congenital nevi of concern? 14 yr old son has one that's grown to 5mm. Not evaluated as congenital, but generally appears ok to derms.

Is very small congenital nevi of concern? 14 yr old son has one that's grown to 5mm. Not evaluated as congenital, but generally appears ok to derms.

Any skin lesion: That small (less than 1 cm diameter) , not growing, symmetrical, regular border are features suggesting benign character and ur dermatologist's words are reassuring. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer. ...Read more

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What can be done for a congenital nevi in my vagina lip?

It can be removed: See a gyn for evaluation, depends on where it exactly is and how big it is that would determine how extensive the removal would have to be. ...Read more

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What is a mole?

What is a mole?

moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...Read more

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What causes a mole to itch?

What causes a mole to itch?

Itchy mole: Dryness, trauma, healing from trauma, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What causes a partial mole?

What causes a partial mole?

Partial molar preg: Partial molar pregnancy. An egg is fertilized by two sperm. The placenta becomes the molar growth. Any fetal tissue that forms is likely to have severe defects. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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