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Mole Grew Back
A month ago I had a small brown mole I scraped and the scrape healed but there is still a red mark and the mole grew back a bit darker. Why is this?
Returning mole: Because the deeper dermal elements of the nevus (mole) have been left to continue to reproduce cells. Best to have "excisional" biopsy with pathology review! ...Read more
I accidentally nicked off a newer mole. Grew back a small pink bump. Do basal cell growths usually have hair growing out of them?
Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma?
How often do pathologists miss melanoma? I have a mole that grew back and although the pathology was normal, I still want the regrowth removed. But it would require excision which is a bit excessive.
Get 3rd opinion: Pigmented skin lesions are the most troublesome biopsies in pathology. The very fact of recurrence would make the original pathologist eager to have the glass slides seen by colleagues. Your physician can arrange this. And don't hesitate to have the lesion re-excised with a fair margin. A recurrent pigmented skin lesion probably looks nastier than any scar. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had a benign mole shave removed. It grew back fairly quickly. Dr said because it was "young". But do I have to be worried it grew back as melanoma?
See new doctor:
Shaving a mole is not a good treatment. A mole should be removed in its entirety and submitted to a pathologist for examination. You should consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment.
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Mole 3mm rounded brown scraped off in fall. Normal skin grew back with no mole. Any cause for concern? What to do re this?
Not much: Keep an eye on that spot but sounds like you did your own lesion removal! ...Read more
Had a shave removal of a mole, which was benign, but it grew back. Can the removal change the cells to cause it to grow back cancerous?
Get is excised: A mole can recur which is probably the case with you right now. But it can also be a melanoma. I would recommend you going to a surgeon and get this mole completely re-excised and examined by a pathologist so that you will be able to get a formal pathology report just to be sure that you do not have a melanoma which has been treated as a mole, first time around. ...Read more
Had a mole shaved off. Then it grew back quickly. Had it all removed. Came back as atypical and inflammation. What does this and inflammation mean?
Only that the prior: "shave" caused irritation and inflammation before the definitive excision was performed. Atypical may also be part of the previous shave causing microscopic changes. It's gone now, so protect the area and avoid ultraviolet as it heals. Any sign of recurrence over the next year, return to your surgeon. But don't worry! And don't suntan! ...Read more
About a year ago I grew a mole in the back of my head and my dr said it was normal. Now the mole look like it shrinked. Should I be woried? Is it normal?
Scalp mole shrinking: Return for examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mole removed (w/out biopsy) & w/in 2 weeks it grew back. Not perfect circle & dark center & gets lighter until blends w/ skin around. Should I b concerned?
First of all, moles should always be biopsied when removed.
Often moles will regrow if the original mole was deeper below the skin and a shave removal was done. I would have original dermatologist look at the area who removed it to make sure it is just pigment regrowth from an incompletely removed mole. ...Read more
I spotted this mole six months ago. Since than the dark layer fell once, and grew back again. But it never grew in size. Is it potentially melanoma?
See Dermatologist: You should see a board certified dermatologist to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more
I had a mole on my palm I picked it off it grew back a bit darker and the shape isn't a full circle is this becauze of the lines on the palm should i?
Moles: That are new or changing in size or color should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Take care! ...Read more
Mole removed. Over time it slowly grew back. Removed again and now shows dysplastic? Can original removal cause a false positive an subsequent biopsy?
False positive: Although previous surgery and/or trauma to an area can create difficult-to-interpret pathologic changes, that does not mean that dysplasia is not present. If a mole is dysplastic on pathology, then additional excision is required (assuming the biopsy had a close margin). Return to your dermatologist for a full discussion about this. ...Read more
Old 2 mm sym DB raised mole became easily extractable, like blackhead. Scabbed (kept picking), grew back 1 mo, but w/sym LB surrounding it. Dangerous?
Dermatologist: Have a dermatologist check it to make sure it's ok. ...Read more
Old 2mm sym DB raised mole became easily extractable, like blackhead. Scabbed (kept picking), grew back 1 mo, but w/sym LB surrounding it. Dangerous?
Could be: Any mole that changes as you have described needs to examined by a doctor and should probably be removed and the tissue submitted to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more
Had tiny mole most of life. Tip fell off, removing most it. Grew back. Derm said blackhead, but doesn't look like. Not extractable, shiny skin over it.
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
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
Seborrheic Keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous. ...Read more
Yes and no:
It depend what was it if it was benign a good possibility it will not grow back IG malignant depend on what kind and how advance or deep it was
most of the skin cancer removed with clear margin will not come back except melanoma clear margin is not enough it has to be staged based on the thickness ...Read more
Have it checked: Have the lesion checked by your dermatologist. Sometimes a mole is removed it is bothersome or irritated by bra or clothing. Other times it can be removed if it is suspicious. See you dermatologist and discuss the options with them. ...Read more
Get your annual derm: Check up now. Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied w shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more
Usually no pain: Your doctor will use a numbing injection prior to removing it and it does not take very long. If it is suspicious she will send a biopsy and that will reassure you regarding the diagnosis. Whcih ever way it goes you are resolving the issue so rest assured you are doing the right thing. ...Read more
Get it checked: It could be that the mole is irritated by friction with your undergarments or other clothing. It is possible that it is infected. Another possibility is that the mole may be an area of skin cancer that is evolving and growing to a depth that is associated with sensory nerve irritation. Get this looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
It may not grow back: Depending on the depth of the "nicking off" it could be akin to having the lesion. Mole excised, so there is the chance the mole may not grow back. Have it looked at if it does not heal. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: Any black flat mole should be seen and examined by a Dermatologist. Follow their advise. They may remove and send for biopsy or watch it. ...Read more
It better!!: And if it doesn't, get it checked-out. Give it two weeks. A dermatologist would be your best bet, but your regular doctor could at least give you a good first opinion. Any mole that won't heal after being scratched, or grows in size, or has different colors in it or has rough edges you can feel is a cause for concern So is one that talks to you at night, but that would be a separate problem. ...Read more
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