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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