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How can I remove my conjunctival nevus?

How can I remove my conjunctival nevus?

Ophthalmologist: If you have a conjunctival nevus which bothers you, then see your ophthalmologist about removal. These can usually be easily removed in an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with no subsequent scarring. ...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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I think I have conjunctival nevus, who can diagnose, treat?

I think I have conjunctival nevus, who can diagnose, treat?

Ophthalmologist: Nevi of the conjunctiva are benign and rarely become malignant. If that is what you have, it should be photographed and checked every couple of years. They are fairly easy to excise for biopsy purposes if necessary. ...Read more

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Removal of conjunctival nevus on a 4 year old. Is it necessary or can wait until older?

Removal of conjunctival nevus on a 4 year old. Is it necessary or can wait until older?

Wait...: Nevi of the conjunctiva generally develop during the first 2 decades of life. In children, pure junctional nevi are common. In general, nevi of the conjunctiva are "benign" pigmented lesions of the ocular surface and are freely mobile over the surface of the globe. Unless a biopsy is required for ruling out malignant melanoma, a nevus is usually excised for cosmetic reasons only. ...Read more

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Any body got treated from conjunctival nevus? Is it just a mole?

Conjunctival nevus: The conjunctival nevus is one of the most common benign tumors of the ocular surface. Melanomas are rare; they can arise without a preexisting conjunctival nevus, or due to malignant transformation in case of pam (primary acquired melanosis). ...Read more

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After the removal of my conjunctival nevus, will my co-workers see anything noticeable in my eye on the next day? Eye patch or anything required?

After the removal of my conjunctival nevus, will my co-workers see anything noticeable in my eye on the next day? Eye patch or anything required?

Maybe: There may be some redness....reaction to the surgery. No eye patch generally needed unless a dressing was placed there by the Opthamologist who did the surgery! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed conjunctival nevus in my eye. I have scheduled a removal in 3 weeks. How is the removal done and is there anything special after it?

I was diagnosed conjunctival nevus in my eye. I have scheduled a removal in 3 weeks. How is the removal done and is there anything special after it?

Complete excision: Benign lesions, such as your diagnosed conjunctival Nevus, may be completely excised with special scissors & the wound closed with dissolvable sutures. An antibiotic eye drop & steroid eye drop (usually in a combination form) are prescribed for protection and control of inflammation. Directions given to you are for protecting the eye (shield at night) and for preventing contamination of the eye. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eye redness to go away after excision of nevus on conjunctiva?? Been 3 months since, and my eye is still pink with veins.

How long does it take for eye redness to go away after excision of nevus on conjunctiva?? Been 3 months since, and my eye is still pink with veins.

Depends on size: Depends on size of the area excised. After this period of time, you should return to your surgeon for advice. There may be some drops that will help the injection. ...Read more

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What exactly is nevus?

What exactly is nevus?

Brown skin blemish: A nevus arises from a collection of pigment producing cells and are common throughout the body surface increasing in many in adulthood. They vary in size and thickness, are usually benign, but are watched for changes as an indicator of the malignant tumor melanoma. ...Read more

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What is hairy nevus?

Hairy nevus: Is a type of mole that is present at birth. These moles do not usually run in families. They can appear on virtually any place on the body and about 50 percent of hairy nevi will develop surface hairs. ...Read more

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What causes a blue nevus?

What causes a blue nevus?

Unknown: Blue nevus is something that just pops up. Sun has been implicated, however for the most part they are benign. If you are concerned - please see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

No: Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background. These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can I remove nevus sebaceus?

Can I remove nevus sebaceus?

Not by yourself: Any third year medical student can do it for you with simple equipment. If it's not on a hair-bearing area and you care what the scar looks like, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist might be your choice. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous - dangerous or not?

Nevus sebaceous - dangerous or not?

Usually not: Nevis sebaceous is a non cancerous condition. Later in life, however, these may develop cancer, most notably basal cell carcinoma and less likely sebaceous gland carcinoma. See a dermatologist to discuss the need for surveillance vs excision. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a red nevus?

Yes: Birth marks can be red and so can a vascular nevus. ...Read more

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When should you remove a congenital nevus?

Change in Nevus: The majority of congenital nevi are benign and do not require removal. A change in the size, shape, symmetry, color, or ulceration should be evaluated by a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Further evaluation with dermoscopy or confocal microscopy may provide additional information for the decision to remove the nevus to determine the presence of malignant melanoma. ...Read more

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Why would doctors excise an atypical nevus?

Why would doctors excise an atypical nevus?

Prevention: Atypical nevi have a higher propensity to become cancerous. If it is excised that chance is eliminated. Sometimes we excise them to treat and diagnose at the same time. Sending the excised lesion to a pathologist for exam will tell us exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Why would doctors remove an atypical nevus?

Why would doctors remove an atypical nevus?

Reduce cancer risk: Skin cancers like melanoma are totally curable when they are caught early enough. Changes in moles signal a possible start of skin cancer. If the doctor is not sure. Or if he/she is sure. The best policy is to remove the mole. After it is looked at by the pathologist, it can be determined if it is cancerous. Which may require a new surgery or not cancerous in which case it is now gone. ...Read more

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Does nevus anemicus get better in age or not?

Nevus anemicus: Nevus anemicus generally does not change much with age for many persons. This condiciton is characterized by pale macules of differningsize and shape. They are paler than surrounding skin and cannot be made red by trauma, cold, or heat due to blood vessels within that are more sensitive to the body’s normal vasoconstricting compounds. ...Read more

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Junctional nevus with cytologic atypia concern?

Yes: Depending on the degree of atypia, most surgeons recommend excision with clear margins to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer (melanoma being the most concerning). Certainly excise if moderate to severe atypia. ...Read more

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If I have a 2 inch by 1 inch beckers nevus and I get it removed surgically, will it continue to spread? I am 20 years old.

Mole: Once a nevus or mole is surgically removed with clear margins it should not return. A dermatologist will be able to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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What is a nevus?

What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What is atypical Nevus?

Dysplastic nevus: Researchers have shown that dysplastic nevus or atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma.
Make sure your nevus is managed by a dermatologist.
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Dysplastic_nevus ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nevus be colorless?

Yes: Some moles can be flesh colored (or light tan) and dome shaped called intradermal nevus. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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Why does intradermal nevus come out?

Intradermal nevus: Because the nevus cells are located in the dermis only. ...Read more

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Are there other names for becker's nevus?

Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more