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Mole Grew Back
Had mole shaved and it was benign. Has grown back in 3 months. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes but not usual: When a mole (or nevus) is shaved, frequently the depth of the shave is not deep enough to remove all of the melanin or pigment producing cells. This is why the lesion grows back. If instead, a full thickness excision is done, all of the involved skin is removed and the lesion will not re-grow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: Depending on how the mole was removed. If the mole was removed all the way through the skin, it will most likely not return. If it was removed by a technique called shaving, it might grow back. ...Read more
Yes: Based on your question, it seems like you have already had a biopsy of the lesion. If that is the case, you have some waiting to do. I know that this can be scary and frustrating. Take deep breaths. There is nothing to do right now. Once you get the results, it is important to have your doctor explain, in detail, what the results mean and what the next steps are, if any are needed. ...Read more
I scraped my mole yhe mole came back darker it was getting lighter ams browner until i scratched it will it go back brown again?
Schedule an exam: What happens as the mole heals is hard to predict. It probably has more to do with your skin tone and propensity for healing than anything else. Visit your doctor for any of the following: Asymmetric moles, have irregular Borders, have varying Color, are larger in Diameter than a pencil eraser, or are Elevated above the level of the surrounding skin. These are the ABCDEs of moles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I picked on a mole a wound formed the mole came back now i have red skin from the wound and the mole i scratched my mole now it looks darker...
1 month ago pink spot/lump on face scratched bleed a lot scabbed over it fell off now normal skin. Nodular melanoma? Would the lump grow back by now?
Derm: Any suspicious skin lesion should be checked by dermatologist for safetly. ...Read more
Yes: Your hairline will grow back. However, as you age, the hairline naturally moves higher. ...Read more
Mole, not flat, size of pencil eraser removed 2 months ago. Biopsy was benign, noticed today a dark spot in middle of scar, could it be growing back?
Healing Scar: This is just part of the process of healing where you may see some dried up granulation tissue especially when it was cauterized or shaved superficially without the need for sutures. If it was suspected clinically to be cancerous, that mole should have been excised widely and deeply so sutures may have to be applied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mole on my cheek grew a pimple, then a scab formed & fell off. I have had it since birth. Will it grow back? :(
Skin doctor: Any mole that changes in size, color, or shape should be examined by a Dermatologist for definitive answer. ...Read more
Lifelong ~0.5mm DB raised mole scratched off like blackhead. Picked it, scabbed, kept picking, grew back w/1mm pearly-ish pale BR around DB (ASX). SC?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist should evaluate the lesion to make sur it's safe. ...Read more