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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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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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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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Does pigment grow back darker after picking at a mole?

Does pigment grow back darker after picking at a mole?

Avoid trauma to it: Often times inflammation produces pigmentation and can spread outside the mole border. Let it heal and protect with neosporin or similar then have it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Can a mole that looked slightly irregular on dermascooe come back benign?

Can a mole that looked slightly irregular on dermascooe come back benign?

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

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Had mole shaved and it was benign. Has grown back in 3 months. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

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 more

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Nodular melanoma picked off would the spot grow back and continue growing vertical. Just curious.

Nodular melanoma picked off would the spot grow back and continue growing vertical. Just curious.

Melanoma: 42 F: Notes: Nodular melanoma picked off would the spot grow back and continue growing vertical. Just curious. ANS: melanoma is one of the most deadly skin cancers. Show to your Dr.and discuss. Hope your Dx is wrong. ...Read more

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Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Sure...: ...if not entirely removed the first time. Don't delay getting rechecked please. ...Read more

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Will peeled skin grow back on your foot?

Will peeled skin grow back on your foot?

Yes: Yes, skin will grow back after it has peeled, but may take longer because of the induced walking we do on our feet and the trauma from walking may delay healing. ...Read more

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Will plucked eyebrow hair grow back in a different direction?

Will plucked eyebrow hair grow back in a different direction?

Usually not: as the hair shaft, follicle has it's own direction. You can change the way it appears to grow if you like with pomade, and other essential oils, moisturizer, but for the most part it follows the same direction as before it was removed. ...Read more

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Cancerous mole on my back?

See a dermatologist: If there is a concern you should see your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Raised mole with a dark center on my lower back. Its symmetrical. Perhaps ingrown hair?

Raised mole with a dark center on my lower back. Its symmetrical. Perhaps ingrown hair?

If you are...: Truly concerned about it i would recommend seeing a dermatologist but since I am not there to actually see it i cannot say if you should or shouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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My hair is falling from root, does it grows back.

My hair is falling from root, does it grows back.

Varies: Some shedding is normal but you may have persistent air loss.If this is disturbing use over the punter rogaine (minoxidil) or see dermtologist for evaluation and possible Propecia prescription. ...Read more

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Had spitz nevi removed due togrowing rapidly. Biopsy required deeper excision. Now long mole has grown on top of scar n several smaller moles around.

Nevi: I think it is very important you recheck with the dermatologist about the biopsy report and you too must report your new nevi to the dematologist who performed the biopsy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My barber pushed back my hairline will it grow back?

Yes: Your hairline will grow back. However, as you age, the hairline naturally moves higher. ...Read more

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About 5 mm black spot on my toenail. It's on the white part (the nail where it grows). The spot grew bigger upward in 2 day. Could it be melanoma?

About 5 mm black spot on my toenail. It's on the white part (the nail where it grows). The spot grew bigger upward in 2 day. Could it be melanoma?

Trauma?: Do you remember any trauma to the toenail? A collection of blood underneath the toenail can also appear like this. The safest thing to do is to show this to your friendly dermatologist. While it would be rare of a 20 year old to have a melanoma, it does happen occasionally. Remember to protect your skin. Limit your exposure to UV radiation. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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