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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater. The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater. The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

You have a scar: You can laser the scar but that requires multiple treatment visits & will yield 'improvement' not necessarily 'perfection'. The punch biopsy is an option followed by some 'scar cream'. This should also yield some 'improvement'. You may be fortunate & get 75-80 % improvement from either of the aforementioned procedure options

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I've had a mole on my chin for at least 10 years now. It's small, round, flesh-colored, and a little shiny. Never changed. Is the shine normal?

I've had a mole on my chin for at least 10 years now. It's small, round, flesh-colored, and a little shiny. Never changed. Is the shine normal?

No changes?: Generally if you have a skin lesion for 10 years without any change in size or appearance it is likely nothing to worry about. However sometimes a basal cell skin cancer can have a shiny pearly appearance and can grow slowly. If it bothers you at all it would be easy to remove and test it to be sure. If it doesn't bother you keep a close watch for any changes or have your MD look at it.

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How do you determine if a growth/mole is HPV or something else it's small doesn't hurt flesh colored had it for a while hasn't spread (no $ for a dr)?

How do you determine if a growth/mole is HPV or something else it's small doesn't hurt flesh colored had it for a while hasn't spread (no $ for a dr)?

Skin lesion: If you are in a location close to a medical school they may well have free outpatient clinics with either a family physician or a dermatologist available and a quick look will generally be sufficient to allow determination of the risk. Do this. Good luck.

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Had a deep tissue mole removed and passed out hours later. Is that normal?

Had a deep tissue mole removed and passed out hours later. Is that normal?

Passing out: Passing out is not normal. Consult your doctor about what happened to you to see if additional steps are necessary.

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I have a flesh colour mole on my scalp, had it all my life, but I do think it is a little larger but I'm unsure could this be cancerous?

I have a flesh colour mole on my scalp, had it all my life, but I do think it is a little larger but I'm unsure could this be cancerous?

It's possible: It doesn't sound too concerning since it's been there your whole life. However, if it's getting larger, you really should have it looked at and possibly removed. The only way to know if something is skin cancer is to biopsy it. And rarely, melanomas can be flesh colored. Let a doctor decide whether it needs to be removed. And avoid sun exposure on your scalp!

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Had a benign-looking mole surgically excised for cosmetic reasons. For some reason the Dr did not send for pathology. Do I have any options now to check the tissue to make sure the area is benign? Or do I have to wait to see if something grows back?

Had a benign-looking mole surgically excised for cosmetic reasons. For some reason the Dr did not send for pathology. Do I have any options now to check the tissue to make sure the area is benign? Or do I have to wait to see if something grows back?

Tissue availability: If the doctor did not submit the mole for examination by a pathologist at the time of removal, the tissue is unlikely to be available now. It is very unlikely that mole was anything other than benign, however, one needs to keep in mind that a pathologist makes the final diagnosis. I wish you good health.

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I have a growth on my face that looks like a small bump. Is it a skin tag or a mole? How can I tell? It's flesh-colored.

I have a growth on my face that looks like a small bump. Is it a skin tag or a mole? How can I tell? It's flesh-colored.

Need to examine: It is not practical to know what it is without looking at it. One possibility is a keratoacanthoma. Consult the site given below for images of this lesion. In any case, it would be prudent to have your doctor look at it. Https://images. Search. Yahoo. Com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.JyafQ9VU5D4Ab_0nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZWVkYm84BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x? _adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=keratoacanthoma&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

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I have a mole on my scrotum that recently (within the last year) has flattend out to a mushroom shape from side view. It's flesh toned w/ dark patch?

I have a mole on my scrotum that recently (within the last year) has flattend out to a mushroom shape from side view. It's flesh toned w/ dark patch?

Here are some...: What you described may represent the look of a mole or a stabilizing wart. Of course, without direct look at it, it is hard to give right Dx for right Rx. To get to the point and do right things for such, follow instructions described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to deal with it...

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I have a mole between my toes and wanted to know if part of a mole can fall off. It was raised and brown now the lump is flat and dark flesh colored.

I have a mole between my toes and wanted to know if part of a mole can fall off. It was raised and brown now the lump is flat and dark flesh colored.

Maybe, maybe not.: I suppose it could, but I'm more inclined to believe that the mole could be, in reality, a callus. It is not uncommon for them to be between the toes, mainly because of the potential for the toes to rub against each other. They can cause a small amount of bleeding which would make it look brown and raised. When it comes off, it would be flat and have darker color. To remove all doubt, see a doc.

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy.

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Moderate atypia mole removed. My dermatologist said no worries as worry only about high dysplasia moles in which we take more tissue to be cautious???

Moderate atypia mole removed. My dermatologist said no worries as worry only about high dysplasia moles in which we take more tissue to be cautious???

Correct: Not all atypical moles progress to malignant melanoma (form of aggressive skin cancer). Those with high grade dysplasia are more likely to progress and should be removed with adequate benign tissue resection margins

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I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

Probably nothing: If the mole was benign, you are left with a hopefully insignificant scar which will not cause any problems. If the scar looks bad, it can be revised by an oculoplastic surgeon or a general plastic surgeon. The mole is not scar tissue as it presumably is gone.

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Had a mole removed which wasn't biopsied at the time. Dr went back and got tissue to biopsy. Path negative. But would the scar tissue show melanoma?

Had a mole removed which wasn't biopsied at the time. Dr went back and got tissue to biopsy. Path negative. But would the scar tissue show melanoma?

Melanoma?: Always any removed tissue should be sent to histopathology. Help me, the Dr. Did the procedure and did not sent the tissue the first time? Or he did take a portion of the specimen which was sent for examination? If he did the above is correct, otherwise is a guessing work which will be non contributory. You should pay attention and if in the mole or pigment recurs go immediately to a cancer cente

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Small, thin 2mm dark mole removedvia shave biopsy. "slightly atypical with clear margins" doc says done. Should more tissue be taken? Mom died of Mel.

Small, thin 2mm dark mole removedvia shave biopsy. "slightly atypical with clear margins" doc says done. Should more tissue be taken? Mom died of Mel.

Atypical mole: A biopsy report of "slightly atypical with clear margins" does not indicate melanoma or a need to remove more tissue. However, the accuracy of the biopsy report depends on the reliability of the pathologist. If your instinct leaves you in doubt, you might ask for a second opinion from a different pathologist.

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