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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

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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Is mole removal blistering next to mole normal?

Is mole removal blistering next to mole normal?

Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more

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Will a basal cell mole grow back again?

Will a basal cell mole grow back again?

Depends: Basal cell carcinoma is curable as long as the cells are completely removed. The best chance of doing this is with mohs micrographic surgery. Occasionally it's not possible to remove the tumor completely because it's already invaded into the nerves. In this case the cancer can recur. ...Read more

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Hair growth problem?

Hair growth problem?

See Derm: A dermatologist can provide you with some remedies for increasing your hair growth, or decreasing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Growing black mole can be removed naturally?

Naturally?: A changing mole needs to be excised surgically so that it may be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Facial hair growth?

Facial hair growth?

Hormones: Certain birth control pills with high hormone contents can cause unwanted facial hair growth. As can various hormone disorders. Sometimes it happens for no known reason, when everything is "normal." let your family doctor or gynecologist rule out the treatable causes. ...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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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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What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases of pcos or cah, for example, but elevations in other androgens will contribute as well. ...Read more

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Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?

Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read more

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Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

No:     two-thirds of the existing in vitro studies have reported some degree of increased chromosomal breakage following exposure to illicit or pure lsd. With one exception, these changes were observed with concentrations of lsd and durations of exposure that far exceeded the dosages commonly used in humans. In none of the studies was there a clear dosage-response relationship. ...Read more

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Can a skin cancer growth appear overnight?

Yes: A skin cancer can appear suddenly overnight or be very slow growing or appear in a previously benign lesion. It can appear in previously completely normal skin and pop up suddenly and grow aggressively fast, or be slow growing. It can occur within a mole that you had for many years and then change. ...Read more

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Is hydatidiform mole hereditary?

Is hydatidiform mole hereditary?

No.: A hydratidiform mole occurs in a molar pregnancy. This is an abnormal form of pregnancy where a egg that had lost its dna becomes fertilized by sperm (complete mole) or an egg becomes fertilized by two sperm or a sperm that has duplicated itself (partial mole). Molar pregnancies occur randomly, in about 1/1000 pregnancies, and cannot survive. They can develop into choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer. ...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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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?

Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?

Seek 2nd opinion: Recurrence of a mole makes it likely that it is a melanoma. You should get further surgery done by a melanoma expert(surgical Oncologist). It always useful to seek 2 or 3 opinions and go with the aggregate of the recommendation, provided to you. ...Read more

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Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Can a birthmark mole become malignant?

Maliganat % of mole: There are a small % of birthmarks that have the potential of becoming cancerous. Best to see a doctor in person for examination. ...Read more

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