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Shave biopsy came back as this. Compound melanocytic nevus with moderate cytologic atypia. Five weeks later it's grown back already. What's this mean?

Shave biopsy came back as this. Compound melanocytic nevus with moderate cytologic atypia. Five weeks later it's grown back already. What's this mean?

You should: have the entire lesion excised and have the specimen reviewed by a qualified dermatopathologist. Some pigmented lesions are difficult to determine, even for experienced pathologist. ...Read more

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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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Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?

Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?

Seek 2nd opinion: Recurrence of a mole makes it likely that it is a melanoma. You should get further surgery done by a melanoma expert(surgical Oncologist). It always useful to seek 2 or 3 opinions and go with the aggregate of the recommendation, provided to you. ...Read more

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How often should I have a professional skin check if, in the past, I've had a "compound melanocytic nevus with architectural disorder and moderate to focally severe cytologic atypia"? I'm 32 years old and this diagnosis was made when I was 27.

How often should I have a professional skin check if, in the past, I've had a "compound melanocytic nevus with architectural disorder and moderate to focally severe cytologic atypia"? I'm 32 years old and this diagnosis was made when I was 27.

Often: The description of your abnormal moles is a pathology report of dysplastic atypical nevi with architectural disorder NAD. The histology slide would show tissue with atypical cells.with moderate cytolgic atypia. These moles occur in the setting of sporadic and familial melanomas You are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer Melanoma. Make an appt today with a Dermatologist! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Lenticginous compound melanocytic nevus, and was recommended for surgery to remove it. Just want a second opinion ?

I was diagnosed with Lenticginous compound melanocytic nevus, and was recommended for surgery to remove it.  Just want a second opinion ?

Mole: A mole removal isnot a serious ordeal but if the mole trans forms it can be more serious therefore it is not a bad Idea to follow your dermatologist's advice ...Read more

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Can melanocytic nevus have some of the same symtoms as hidradenitis supporativa?

Can melanocytic nevus have some of the same symtoms as hidradenitis supporativa?

No: A nevus is a mole and hs is an inflammatory acne condition present in skin folds. The 2 are different. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have many Melanocytic nevus (subdural moles) on my face that seems to be increasing. How do I get rid of them naturally?

I have many Melanocytic nevus (subdural moles) on my face that seems to be increasing. How do I get rid of them naturally?

Moles: There is no natural way to get rid of unwanted moles. The moles can be surgically excised which would leave scars or you could have a shave excision which removes the top of the mole and rarely leaves scars. ...Read more

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