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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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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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Slightly crusted back mole what could it be?

Slightly crusted back mole what could it be?

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

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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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I have a mole on my back should I get it removed? It sticks out.

I have a mole on my back should I get it removed? It sticks out.

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

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I scratched a flat mole on my back and now it lifted and it bled?

Benign spot: That's very common. It could be a benign tag or keratosis. If it's still there or grows back or u are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a smallish black mole on my back, please help!?

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

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I'm very scared to get my mole on my back removed! What can you tell me?

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

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What are the causes of pain and feeling of discomfort on the back around a mole?

What are the causes of pain and feeling of discomfort on the back around a mole?

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

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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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I have a flat black mole center of back & turning can feel like it is tearing apart?

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

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I scraped a mole now its back and its a bit darker will it go back to its original color?

I scraped a mole now its back and its a bit darker will it go back to its original color?

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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I have an abnormal mole on my head and when it gets removed it comes back should I be concerned?

Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more

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I picked in a mole 4 years ago it came back exact size and shape and color is there any need to be worried?

Mole check: When in doubt- see a dermatologist for a definitive biopsy. Without a photo or examination, it is impossible to diagnose. ...Read more

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I wounded a mole on my back an hour ago. It's almost ripped and it bleeded for some time. How should I proceed?

I wounded a mole on my back an hour ago. It's almost ripped and it bleeded for some time. How should I proceed?

Prevent Infection: If it stops bleeding, you do nothing. It will heal on its own. But apply some 'neosporin' ointment to prevent secondary infection. If the bleeding continues, get it checked. Thanks! ...Read more

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4mm brown mole with dark brown area on back...Looks like a perfect circle. Are all moles with two colors atypical?

Mole: All moles with 2 colors are not cancerous. It is a better sign when the pigmentation is uniformly distributed. Since variegated colors are one of the criteria for atypical moles, a dermatologist should be consulted to evaluate any suspicious area. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that changed from pink to a freckle kind of colour. Is this ok or should I get it checked out?

Get it checked.: Any time you notice a new or changing mole, it's a good idea to have it looked at by a doctor. Melanoma (the worst-case-scenario) is a potentially deadly skin cancer. ...Read more

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I'm getting a mole removed from my back today and I was just wondering how much pain will I be in after it is all down?

I'm getting a mole removed from my back today and I was just wondering how much pain will I be in after it is all down?

Not much: It will probably be removed under local anesthesia and it may be sore for a day or so after that. An over the counter pain medication should keep you comfortable. If you are concerned about the pain mention it to your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Had a mole removed on back 2 months ago. Dr went deeper than just a shave. Area is now a dark pink circle. Will this ever fade?

Red spot: Yes. It will go away with time or least late somewhat depending on your natural skin tone. There are people who have exaggerated scars though and you should talk to the dermatologist about the spot. You should also know the results of your path exam so that you will be able to take any action needed if more of the spot needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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