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What to do if the wound from mole removal is not healing?

What to do if the wound from mole removal is not healing?

Care: If the wound is open, keep the area clean by washing with soap and water at least once a day. You can keep some Bacitracin ointment on the open part of the wound and cover with a dry gauze; change twice a day. Let your doctor know, it may not be healing for other reasons such as infection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Mole Removal (Definition)

Mole removal involves excision of a nevus. This could involve either shaving off a raised skin lesion or cutting out a flat skin lesion. This can be done either for cosmetic reasons (unsightly mole) or to rule out skin cancer. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone ...Read more


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The scar from my mole removal is not healing and I am worried. What can I do?

The scar from my mole removal is not healing and I am worried. What can I do?

Non-healing Scar: There are many reasons why wounds don't heal after surgery. If the mole was cancerous (melanoma), the cancer could still be growing. Did your doctor send the mole for pathology? Other problems are tension on the wound, infection, trauma, such as scratching, and hypertrophic scarring. ...Read more

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After my mole removal surgery where apparently a cyst was also removed from, my scar seemed to be healing fine until I noticed string coming out, what do ido?

After my mole removal surgery where apparently a cyst was also removed from, my scar seemed to be healing fine until I noticed string coming out, what do ido?

See your doctor: This string is probably a deep suture coming through the surface of the skin. The doctor or nurse will simply cut the suture present above the skin. The small hole left by the suture will heal in secondarily with no scarring. ...Read more

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I had a mole removal surgery and apparently a hidden cyst was removed at the same time. Scar was healing fine, until I noticed string is coming out. What do I do?

See your doctor: I don't know what this string may be, depends on the color and consistency. Your wound may be infected if it is also red, swollen, and tender. I would have your doctor who removed it take a look at it. ...Read more

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After a mole removal 2 weeks ago and normal healing, now that the sutures are out I have a pimply, blistered, itchy rash around it. What could it be?

After a mole removal 2 weeks ago and normal healing, now that the sutures are out I have a pimply, blistered, itchy rash around it. What could it be?

Local reaction: Sounds like a local allergic reaction. Are you using any topical antibiotics on it? Any particular bandaid/dressing. Not infrequently folks can be allergic to adhesive material in bandages. ...Read more

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How do I use dermatend mole removal?

How do I use dermatend mole removal?

Mole removal: Don't use it. You are better off having your mole evaluated and removed by a board certified physician with expertise in mole removal. ...Read more

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How can I use dermatend mole removal?

How can I use dermatend mole removal?

Mole removal: Have your mole evaluated by a board certified physician with expertise in mole removal. Do not attempt this yourself. ...Read more

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Can I have some tips on a mole removal surgery?

Can I have some tips on a mole removal surgery?

Mole Removal Surgery: Most moles are either removed totally especially if small or if very large a "punch biopsy" at one of the edges is done for diagnosis to make sure it is not a melanoma and if it is then the depth/stage it is.
In all cases moles are sent to the pathologist to get a microspopic examination as the standard of care. ...Read more

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Recently bloodroot preparations for mole removal?

Mole: A mole is easily removed by a dermatologist in a controlled medical environment. Other "preparations " are not recommended. The mole is then sent to a lab for microscopic analysis and evaluation for skin cancer ...Read more

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What to use after a mole removal? Would neosporin be ok?

Leave it alone: It is clean procedure, chances of getting infected is very low, most of the time will need dry dressing only. Speak to your surgeon, some times you may develop local reaction from Neosporin. ...Read more

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A mole removal procedure goes how deep to prevent regrowth?

Several millimeters: To completely remove a mole, one must cut into the skin as the mole may extend several millimeters below the surgace. This will require a stich. However, sometimes we only wish to remove the protion of the mole that sticks out and bothers the patient: in this case we can"shave" the lesion flat parallel to the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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Are the dermatend or any other OTC mole removal remedies effective?

Are the dermatend or any other OTC mole removal remedies effective?

Moles: The only proper way to remove a mole is through a simple surgical procedure. In this way a specimen is then available for histopathological diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do a mole removal procedure while I'm using isotretinoin?

Is it ok to do a mole removal procedure while I'm using isotretinoin?

Mole: It is safe to have a mole removed while using isotretinoin. If you have any concerns discuss this you doctor in detail. ...Read more

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Mole removal is there any over-the-counter product on the market that can remove a mole?

Mole removal is there any over-the-counter product on the market that can remove a mole?

Not: Not safely
it would be best to have it surgically removed and sent to a pathologist
would hate to miss the small chance that it is not benign, but is a developing melanoma. ...Read more

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I'm inquiring about mole removal. It is something I would like to remove and wonder if there are any side effects, and how much for the removal?

See a dermatologist: There are different ways to remove moles. It is important to have your dermatologist evaluate your mole first as some melanomas look like benign moles. If suspicious for melanoma, your dermatologist will biopsy it by fully removing the lesion. If it is raised and benign, your dermatologist may choose to shave excise it. The degree of scarring depends on the location, technique and genetics. ...Read more

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What's a mole removal like?

Very minor.: See your dermatologist. Depending on size, suspicion of irregularities etc, will depend on how it is removed, but usually a very minor proceedure. ...Read more

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What does mole removal cost?

Mole removal: Cost will vary based on several factors--who removes it (primary md vs specialist), where it is removed (office, surgery center, vs hospital), and whether you have insurance or not. This may be covered by insurance so you should check with your provider to see if you have a deductible to pay and who are participating providers. It can be removed by pcp, derm, general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mole removal?

Removal of a nevus: Mole removal involves excision of a nevus. This could involve either shaving off a raised skin lesion or cutting out a flat skin lesion. This can be done either for cosmetic reasons (unsightly mole) or to rule out skin cancer. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S.
Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after having mole removal?

7-10 days: Depends on what technique and the location of the mole removal but generally 7-1o days. ...Read more

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Is mole removal painful? I have a mole that needs to be removed in a few days. Will mole removal be painful? .

Mole removal: Mole removal involves minimal discomfort. A dermatologist will inject an anesthetic through a small needle so that the removal itself is painless. Talk to your physician if you have any questions or concerns. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am a candidate for mole removal? How will I know it I need to have a mole removal procedure performed on a mole that just developed out of the blue? .

See your doctor: Have your primary care physician evaluate your moles. If there is some concern then some primary physicians can and will remove moles. If there is concern and they do not do the procedure, they will refer you to a surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I expect during a mole removal? I have never had a mole removed and I am anxious about my upcoming procedure. What will happen during a mole removal procedure? .

What should I expect during a mole removal? I have never had a mole removed and I am anxious about my upcoming procedure. What will happen during a mole removal procedure? .

Mole removal: A small injection of numbing medicine such as Lidocaine is used prior to the procedure. An instrument is then used to remove the mole (this is painless now that area is numb) sometimes stitches are placed other times the area is allowed to heal on its own. Talk to a dermatologist to determine which technique is best for certain moles in certain locations. ...Read more

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Is a scab after mole removal normal?

Yes.: I always advise my patients not to scratch at a scab or remove it, as scabs fall off themselves, when healing is complete. ...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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Nevi (Definition)

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