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I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

Simple is best.: Just a band aid with a spot of neosporin should be fine. No cleaning necessary. Keep clean and dry until suture removal in about 7 days - or sooner if this is on your face. ...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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My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

No: It is normal for small blood seepage to occur after mole removal, especially within the first 24 hours after surgery. If pain, redness, or fevers, chills, or swelling occur, contact you physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 20 years old and on 22th July I had a mole removal on my back. Now I have 5 stitches. When can I remove them? Thank you

Hello, I am 20 years old and on 22th July I had a mole removal on my back. Now I have 5 stitches. When can I remove them? Thank you

Ask your MD: You should have a follow up appointment with your MD to check on the wound and remove the stitches. How long they need to stay in depends on where the wound is, how large it is, how much tension is on the wound and what size and type the sutures are. It is impossible for me to say without more information how long they need to stay in. ...Read more

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Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal?

Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal?

Shave or excision?: Moles are either shaved so that no sutures are used, or excised in order to prevent recurrence but will require sutures. In both cases you want to avoid scabs by keeping the wound moist with ointment so it does not scab and dry out. Both techniques can give an excellent cosmetic result but depend upon where the mole is. ...Read more

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What's the appropriate post-op care for mole removal (dissolvable stitches)? When can I take the first bandage off and do I need to put new ones on?

What's the appropriate post-op care for mole removal (dissolvable stitches)? When can I take the first bandage off and do I need to put new ones on?

MOLE follow up: YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU INSTRUCTIONS.
ANY OVER THE COUNER ANTIBIOTIC CREAM WILL PREVENT INFECTION, BUT MANY DOCTORS NOW BELIEVE THAT RUBBING ALCOHOL IS JUST AS GOOD.
JUST KEEP IT CLEAN!
TAKE THE FIRST BANDAGE OFF CAREFULLY AFTER 24 HIURS ...Read more

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Had minor mole removal on arm 3 days ago required 3 stitches. My arm feels sore. Is this normal? How many times should I change bandage n put vaseline

Mole removal & pain: Hello,
It is normal for you to have some discomfort three days our from a mole removal. Notify your physician if you have increasing redness, swellling, or discharge. Otherwise, you should start to feel a lot better soon. I would clean it at least twice a day. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more

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Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal? I have a raised mole on the bridge of my nose, just below my eyebrow. What methods of mole removal would leave that area to scab over, and what method would use stitches to close up the skin?

Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal? I have a raised mole on the bridge of my nose, just below my eyebrow. What methods of mole removal would leave that area to scab over, and what method would use stitches to close up the skin?

Will have a scar: I would recommend an excisional biopsy of the area. The sutures should be removed on the early side (about 5 days) to limit the scarring. Unfortunately anytime you cut the skin you are going to be left with a scar. ...Read more

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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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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

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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

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


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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