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Mole Shave Biopsy Healing
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
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Mole grew back 6 weeks after shave. Report compound melanocytic nevus architectural disorder moderate cytologic atypia. What's this mean, melanoma ?
Oral Surgeon: Biopsy on vermilion border mid Dec. Totally benign. Punch biopsy almost 100% healed but white skin around the area. Normal?
Oral Bx: Best to have the oral surgeon whom did the bx see the area. ...Read more
after laser procedure lesion on face not healing underwent biopsy dr reported
very light pre cancer?
Full excision : The lesion that is not healing may be actinic keratosis which is pre cancer or mild skin cancer. It may require other forms of treatment such as complete removal physically by excision, or local chemotherapy cream. Not to worry too much if you have a dermatologist taking care of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shave biopsy on mole. Derm used dermatoscope & said it was scratched. Biopsy not atypical w/ inflammation. Doc wanted 3 more slides to 2x check. Why?
Not sure: When you say "doc wanted 3 more slides to 2x check" I am not sure what you mean. Did you mean the doctor wanted to do another procedure on you to "confirm" the diagnosis? Or did he want the pathologist to take more sections from the same specimen? Sometimes "inflamed" moles can look pretty worrisome and the pathologist will take more samples from the whole specimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysplastic nevi: Generally i don't do shave biopsies of suspected dysplastic nevi. However if a deep saucerization was done it might be all out. It depends if the doctor thinks that the lesion was removed or not. If just the top of the lesion was removed, it should be re excised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more
Yes: But it should be minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Incomplete removal: Shave biopsy of a mole is not a good practice. Please see a dermatologist for proper treatment. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Thickening: As long as thee is no redness or thickening of the scar, healing should progress well. ...Read more
How can I tell if I had a shave or excisional biopsy to remove a suspicious mole? Dr used local &?scalpel, around margins of mole. Some pigment return
i had undergone a penis glans biopsy to remove a melanocytic nevus. The biopsy was done a month back (excision of melanocytic nevi on g?
Painful scar tissue left under atypical mole removal spot on calf. Sharp, deep pain. Dermatologist recommended plastic surgeon. What will happen?
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