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Soreness And Scabbing After A Mole Removal
I have a mole on my cheek that became sore I picked at it. Eventually white stuff cane out of it and now it is a itty bitty scab should I be worried?
I have a mole on my ear and i pick at it, when I do it usually bleeds but stops.It has a scab on it but its not sore or itchy.What should I do?
Have it examined: Have it examined by your local dermatologist. It may be a harmless (benign) lesion (ie, benign nevus, angioma, fibrous papule) or it could be a melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. Please try to stop picking it. Even if it is harmless it may be removed to prevent you from further irritating/infecting it. ...Read more
I had a mole that scabbed over and now the scab has fallen off leaving just a tender bit of pink skin like a normal wound. Should I be worried ?
Have it examined: The symptoms you describe can be a reasonable indication to have the mole removed. See a dermatologist to examine it and help you choose the best treatment option. ...Read more
Possible infection : Have your physician examine the area for possibility of infection. ...Read more
I had a mole removed on my shoulder on Wednesday and got stitches is it normal for it to still be sore also when can I get them wet?
See below: The site may be a little sore on movement. You may get it wet now as the surface should be sealed. ...Read more
I had a mole removed a year ago but it still hurts and when I feel the scar there is a lump underneath that is sore, should I get it checked?
Yes, I would: get it checked. It sounds like a recurrence.. ...Read more
I had a mole romoved one week ago. The scab is quarter sized or larger but a large area around it is bright red still . Is this dangerous?
Not to worry: If the area of redness is greater than half an inch or is associated with increasing pain, pus-like drainage, or if you have a fever or otherwise feel ill, then i would call your doctor to have it examined. Otherwise, this is probably inflammation associated with the mole removal and normal healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a mole removed on scalp and there is now a black scab over the top of the excision site. Been 7 days since stitches removed. Any need for worry?
No: On the scalp it is common to have adherent scabs because of hairs trapped in the scab. It will be black from old blood. If you cannot tease it off or wash it off, your Dr can easily remove it. This may involve gently cutting hairs under the scab. ...Read more
Had a back mole removed about a week ago. Area has a scab and still a bit of dissolvable stitch. The skin around the area is red but no puss - normal?
Yes: Totally normal. If not better within a week, see Doc for reevaluation. ...Read more
Asked my gyn to excise mole on vagina that was evolving, asymm, uneven border, color + 1cm in dia 5 days ago still no scab yet, should it scab by now?
I had 4 suspicious moles removed and biopsied today and one is still bleeding 8 hours later. Should I call the doctor back tomorrow? It's still sore.
I got my mole removed through a cream that scabbed my skin, but after the scab was removed, it left a pinkish skin on my eyelid and it's been a month.
Pink skin: It is not unusual for skin under a scab which has fallen off to be pinkish. This is new skin but over months change in pigmentation will result in a more normal skin color. The area of involvement may have a slightly lighter color permanently,however. ...Read more
I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?
Several options: Without examining you i cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sore bit on my head at back left about finger away from my ear and a sore scab bit been there a while. It's sore when I push on it?
Lymph node: sounds like a swollen lymph node. When you press on it the pain may be from recent infection in mouth or neck skin. If you had a recent infection expect the node to remain for one month. If longer see a doctor. Can be a cyst as well. That will need to be excised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large precancerous mole removed on calf a year ago, bad scar tender. Have had constant bruising around scar for few months. Is bruising mole related?
Had a mole removed on my neck that was suspicious of a possible melanoma. The doctor said it most likely wasn't though.. Biopsy results are next week. Neck lymph node is bean size and tender. Is it connected/cancer spreading or could it be nothing?
Have it checked!: Most likely you have irritated the growth on your skin but anytime you note a change in the character of a mole it becomes imperative to have it examined by a dermatologist . Skin cancer can change the feeling and swelling of a mole. Do not delay an appointment with your primary care doctor to have things checked out! ...Read more