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Is it painful to have a mole removed?

Is it painful to have a mole removed?

A little: You will get some pain when the anesthetic is administered but it is short lived and then the rest of the procedure you are numb. ...Read more

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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'm going to get a mole removed. Is it really painful?

I'm going to get a mole removed. Is it really painful?

Numb it first: Mole removal shouldn't be painful at all. Whether it is excised, punched out or shaved, the doctor should use some numbing agent like Lidocaine to anesthetize the area so that you don't feel it at all. All you may feel is the numbing needle injections. ...Read more

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Is mole removal painful? I have a mole that needs to be removed in a few days. Will mole removal be painful? .

Mole removal : Mole removal involves minimal discomfort. A dermatologist will inject an anesthetic through a small needle so that the removal itself is painless . Talk to your physician if you have any questions or concerns. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my chin which i get hair growing so I have to pluck them out which is quite painful so would i be able to get it removed?

I have a mole on my chin which i get hair growing so I have to pluck them out which is quite painful so would i be able to get it removed?

Yes, can be removed: Moles can typically either be shaved off or cut out. While shaving typically removes the pigmented part of most raised moles it will not remove the hair follicles. Therefore, the mole can either be surgically removed which will leave a small scar or can be shaved followed by laser hair removal treatment of the remaining hairs. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree co. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed 7 months ago that came back. Now it's looking weirder than before, and sometimes is itchy and painful. Did my doctor misdiagnose ?

I had a mole removed 7 months ago that came back. Now it's looking weirder than before, and sometimes is itchy and painful. Did my doctor misdiagnose ?

It wasn't removed!: A mole that was (properly, completely) removed, by definition cannot "come back." if it came back, it was incompletely removed, even if only microscopic remnants remain. But now that that is clear, regrowth of an incompletely-removed lesion may be either benign or a skin cancer--recurrence does not imply or require that the mole be considered cancerous and misdiagnosed, just poorly excised! ...Read more

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Had a mole removed 9/19 in between right breast & armpit. Bandaids & paper tape are ripping my skin up, painful.When can I leave the wound uncovered?

Had a mole removed 9/19 in between right breast & armpit. Bandaids & paper tape are ripping my skin up, painful.When can I leave the wound uncovered?

My favorite "bandage: is actually duoderm which you can get OTC. It helps prevent scarring as it is a hydrocoolloid dressing. and takes about 2 weeks to heal ...Read more

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Should I have a mole removed while I have sinusitis?

Sinusitis no prob: Having sinusitis will not prevent you from having your mole removed. Make sure you mention it to your doctor, though. ...Read more

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Excise (Definition)

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Nevi (Definition)

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