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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.

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 have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

I have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

Eye lesion: Only by seeing it, a doc can tell whether it is in need of removal or can be left alone. If it is bothering you, this should come out. You may either send a pic or request a private consult through this site or see a physician locally.

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I had a shave removal that came back as "Lentiginous Junctional (Dysplastic) Nevus with mild atypia, to <0.2 mm OF. Is this of concern?

I had a shave removal that came back as "Lentiginous Junctional (Dysplastic) Nevus with mild atypia, to <0.2 mm OF. Is this of concern?

No: If it is not a melanoma, it is of less concern. Being dysplastic, is a pathologic concerning point, but with it's small size, I would closely watch it. "Mild atypia" is the key to the answer. That is why shave removal's never really remove these, just the top layer. If any increase in size, remove immediately.

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I have been suffering from melanocytic nevus scar on my face since year 2009...Is there a permanent removal solution leaving my face scarless?

I have been suffering from melanocytic nevus scar on my face since year 2009...Is there a permanent removal solution leaving my face scarless?

No, unfortunately: Many things can be done to improve the appearance of a scar, but once a scar exists there will always be one thereafter.

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Is it safe to get laser hair removal on skin that is effected by Nevus Depigmenosus?

Is it safe to get laser hair removal on skin that is effected by Nevus Depigmenosus?

Yes: Laser hair removal is safe and won't have an effect on a nevus - but you should discuss the management of your nevus with a dermatologist.

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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!

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After an initial biopsy, with a dysplastic nevus result, is it the dermatologists discretion or lab findings that should determine further removal?

After an initial biopsy, with a dysplastic nevus result, is it the dermatologists discretion or lab findings that should determine further removal?

The dermatologist: Uses the results from the laboratory, their personal knowledge of risk, and a discussion of the options with you to ultimately determine further treatment. If the laboratory results are back already, make a follow up appointment with your dermatologist to discuss next steps.

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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.

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Can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign Nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?

Can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign Nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?

Deramtopathologist: You need a very well trained dermtopathologist to determine the true cellular components of the dysplasia. Tt can easily confused with M.Mealnoma in situ...

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Why does intradermal nevus come out?

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

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Should I be worried about new moles appearing on my back after the removal of a bunch?

Should I be worried about new moles appearing on my back after the removal of a bunch?

Perhaps: If you have "a bunch" of moles that were worrisome enough for your doc to remove them, and now you are growing new ones, you should have the new ones evaluated as well.

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Hello dr I have pimplese like black moles on my testicals since two years more please suggest me medicine for removal these things thanks in advance.

Hello dr I have pimplese like black moles on my testicals since two years more please suggest me medicine for removal these things thanks in advance.

Angiokeratomas: These are small black bumps that are most commonly seen on the scrotum. There are no creams for this condition. Nearly always, one has many lesions, not just one or two.

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Do moisturizers help in removal of moles?

No: They won't touch them. You can have a nasty-looking one removed surgically for treatment and/or diagnosis.

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3 protriding moles on face. Want then removed. What type of removal is best for face. Don't want scarring. Any other recommendations?

3 protriding moles on face. Want then removed. What type of removal is best for face. Don't want scarring. Any other recommendations?

Derm Dr.: This is a procedure that can be performed by most of us;but you added "scarring". Not even the best plastic surgeon can cut without any scar but a good dermatologist can help you decide if they or a plastic surgeon should do the excision. Please discuss with your dr.

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost.