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Mole Cauterization After Care
Had skin biopsy on benign mole. Doc is on vacation and won't remove 8 stitches until he returns 19 days after biopsy? Safe to wait to remove stitches?
Yes it's safe: Your doctor is aware of where he placed the stitches. How long they stay in depends. On the face usually 5-7 days is the max. Elsewhere on the body where the skin is thicker and low chances of scarring stitches can be left longer. If you are having signs of infection-streaking lines from the site, warm to touch, red, and/or drainage that is not clear or straw colored have them taken out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: This depends entirely on the size of the surgery, the location of the surgery and the type of work you do. Your surgeon can give you an answer specific to your particular situation. Scar revision of a small facial scar is unlikely to require time off from a telemarketing job, for example, but would probably delay the return to work of a television anchor woman. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dermatology 1) at an annual full-body skin check, should my dermatologist check my scalp? She never does.
2) should a dermatologist charge for an office visit just to remove the stitches after surgery in which she removed a minor skin lesion?
My husband got a 2mm blue nevus removed after biopsy indicated it was abnormal. Stitches will be removed in 7 days. Any after care to avoid scars?
Scar care?: With a 2 mm nevus the scar should not be very large. It depends where on his body it is and it is cosmetically acceptable to both of you. Wait and see. Then you can always see a cosmetic plastic surgeon if necessary. ...Read more
Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more
after laser procedure lesion on face not healing underwent biopsy dr reported
very light pre cancer?
Full excision : The lesion that is not healing may be actinic keratosis which is pre cancer or mild skin cancer. It may require other forms of treatment such as complete removal physically by excision, or local chemotherapy cream. Not to worry too much if you have a dermatologist taking care of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At the corner of my mouth bleeding tramautic pyogenic granuloma biopsied cauterizing and stitches didn't work, still bleeding for 3 weeks, ?
Thickening: As long as thee is no redness or thickening of the scar, healing should progress well. ...Read more
Depends: The answer to this question really depends on her diagnosis. I assume she has some sort of problem with her pap smear. Usually cervical issues, those conditions found in a pap test, dont require hysterectomy. The leep can be both diagnostic and treat most conditions involving her cervix, but she should consult her doctor as to why either procedure should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
i had undergone a penis glans biopsy to remove a melanocytic nevus. The biopsy was done a month back (excision of melanocytic nevi on g?
Several millimeters: To completely remove a mole, one must cut into the skin as the mole may extend several millimeters below the surgace. This will require a stich. However, sometimes we only wish to remove the protion of the mole that sticks out and bothers the patient: in this case we can"shave" the lesion flat parallel to the surface of the skin. ...Read more
Still light bleeding nose 9 hours after ENT cleaned up sinuses via a very painful endoscopic procedure without anesthesia. Doctor's practice is closed, what to do? Er or wait for tomorrow?
How can I tell if I had a shave or excisional biopsy to remove a suspicious mole? Dr used local &?scalpel, around margins of mole. Some pigment return
Dermatologist did some cauterization on my some moles i had on my face. Now my eye and little above cheek bone has broke out in a itchy rash.. Help!
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Ask the DR: What is "cauterizing"? Why was it done? How large? What part of body? The details count. For most simple procedures without stitches it is best to leave open and lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. Water is good for it. Wash gently. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, peroxide, or any other antibiotics or antiseptics. ...Read more
I've had a mole removed with shaving and laser cauterisation later. I now have a crater. What cream can I use to treat it?
I received 1 stitch after a mole removal.My dr wasn't clear on aftercare.Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?
Being referred for mole removal from jaw. It is 7mm in size. What should I expect ie procedure and aftercare regard to work (fitness trainer)/sport?
see answer: Assuming you have a small skin lesion, the procedure would most likely involve a local numbing procedure and excisional removal/biopsy of the site. Cauterization may be used to treat post procedure, or a suture closure depending on the area and surgeon. Assuming this is the case, local care and a band aide covering the area should not preclude any normal activity. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these signs could indicate a skin cancerous change in some cases. ...Read more
Shave or surgical: Moles can be removed effectively by being shaved with use of a device such as a hyfrecator for further ablation. Suspicious lesions should always be biopsied before being removed in this manner. Larger moles may be effectively removed by surgical excision also. There are no effective over the counter products or creams/ointments that safely and effectively remove moles. ...Read more
Would not do it: 1st, you'll need anesthesia and that is not over the counter. 2nd you will want to send the specimen which is excised in a fixative to a pathology lab for histologic identification. That is standard practice whenever anything is surgically removed from the body. Only a medical profession has the materials and knowledge of how to do that. Finally, you need to suture the area sterilely. Really? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: I apply Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to the area i plan to excise for an hour prior to the procedure. This cream absorbs into the skin causing anesthesia. Then the area is injected with lidocain so the lesion can be absorbed. Generally there is no or minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your derm: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Halo Nevi: Halo nevi are common usually benign skin lesions that represent melanocytic nevi in which an inflammatory infiltrate develops, resulting in a zone of depigmentation surrounding the nevus. See your dermatologist to see if you need a biopsy. I have biopsied a number of halo nevi that were pre-cancerous. ...Read more
Can't: Can't be done. If the mole is malignant, or premalignant, you want to get rid of it. There are no effective treatments for a mole other than surgery. ...Read more
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