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Mole growing back after it was completely cut off. Does it need test for melanoma?

Mole growing back after it was completely cut off. Does it need test for melanoma?

Maybe: Best to have it looked at by a dermatologist. Also - was the original mole sent to a pathologist to look at it under a microscope? ...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 got a mole by my right eye completely removed 4 yrs ago. I just noticed a bump which i'm not sure is the mole growing back or a keloid. Insight?

I got a mole by my right eye completely removed 4 yrs ago. I just noticed a bump which i'm not sure is the mole growing back or a keloid. Insight?

Probably not keloid: A keloid would generally appear much earlier than 4 years after mole removal. I would suggest returning to the physician who originally removed the mole to have the area examined. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will my mole grow back after removal?

Will my mole grow back after removal?

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

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If I had a mole in my face surgically removed, can it grow back?

If I had a mole in my face surgically removed, can it grow back?

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

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How long does it take for a mole to grow back to normal if accidentally nicked off?

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

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Is it normal for a mole to fall off and grow back? I've had it for about 4 years now. It's always fallen off and grown back within a few days.

Is it normal for a mole to fall off and grow back? I've had it for about 4 years now. It's always fallen off and grown back within a few days.

Would encourage: You to have your parents bring you to your physician or a dermatologist so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does a biopsied mole grow back?

Does a biopsied mole grow back?

Mole biopsy: It depends on the type of mole biopsied. If your mole is raised and a shave biopsy was done the mole could grow back. Intradermal and compound nevi have a deep component so if the biopsy is a shave, the deeper component may grow back but this may take a long time. ...Read more

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Had a small raised mole checked (dr says it looks fine) Is it still necessary to remove it or better to just let it be. If removed, will it grow back?

Monitor mole: Hello, There are many different types of moles, and most are fine. That said, any changes in an existing mole, or new moles as an adult can represent a possible melanoma. Since melanomas are the most dangerous type of skin cancer, it is always best to have any mole in question checked by a conscientious dermatologist and possibly biopsied. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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