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Does A Biopsied Mole Grow Back
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Two moles biopsied. One on chin shaved off, healed without a mark. A month later it has started to grow back a light pink-brown color. It's half it's original size. Should I see my Dr. again?
I had a mole removed for biopsy a little over a month ago, which tested as benign. But it came back just as big and dark. Should I be concerned?
I had a mole on back biopsied. Dr said it was very very slightly atypical, so she wants to recheck in 6 mos. if it grows back, is this a bad sign?
Not necessarily : The pathologist reads all slides from a certain date of service in the order that they are processed. However, there are times that the pathologist will call the dermatologist before the report is rendered but conversely , there are times that more serious diagnoses require consultation or further studies that can hold up the diagnostic process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Mole removed(w/out biopsy) & w/in 2 weeks it grew back. Not perfect circle & dark center & gets lighter until blends w/ skin around.Should i b concerned?
Mole removal: First of all, moles should always be biopsied when removed. Often moles will regrow if the original mole was deeper below the skin and a shave removal was done. I would have original dermatologist look at the area who removed it to make sure it is just pigment regrowth from an incompletely removed mole. ...Read more
I recently had a mole removed and it healed up perfect. The biopsy came back pos. For basil cell. What should I do now?
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