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It has been 8 days since I had surgery to remove a mole spot from the inner thigh. Can I go out running or will the stitched rip apart? Thank you!

It has been 8 days since I had surgery to remove a mole spot from the inner thigh. Can I go out running or will the stitched rip apart? Thank you!

Try walking first: It would be prudent to increase your physical activity gradually. Try going for a walk for 3-4 days before resuming running. ...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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How much can it cost to have a mole removed by laser surgery?

How much can it cost to have a mole removed by laser surgery?

Depends: Price varies greatly depending on the type of laser used, skill level of the physician, whether performed by doctor or nurse, geographic region. In my practice the cost can range from $150 to $1500 or more per trestment depending on the size of the mole or birthmark and how many lasers I need to use. ...Read more

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How can I remove a flat mole from my face except surgery and laser. Is there any cream which is cheap to buy except "Dermatend" because it's so costly?

How can I remove a flat mole from my face except surgery and laser. Is there any cream which is cheap to buy except "Dermatend" because it's so costly?

Don't try it: Sorry. Surgery or laser are your options, or leave it alone. Your physician should see it in any case to be sure it's not melanoma or something else dangerous. The stuff you read on the internet (garlic, banana peels, strawberries, and of course apple cider vinegar, which supposedly cures everthing) is just silly, made-up stuff. ...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?

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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I want a face mole removed! So self conscious about it. Would the scar look worse? Plastic surgery is a fortune though. Suggestions?

I want a face mole removed! So self conscious about it. Would the scar look worse? Plastic surgery is a fortune though. Suggestions?

Check prices: Such lesions can be removed by dermatologists, ENT specialist and ophthalmologists. It sounds like this is cosmetic and not covered by insurance. They can all make a minimal scar. There is no harm in finding out the price ahead of time since this seems to be a non-covered item. You can usually lower the fee by offering cash. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove skin moles on your face without surgery?

Is it possible to remove skin moles on your face without surgery?

Not usually: A mole is a collection of skin pigment cells that are usually dark but not always. The base of the mole extends the full depth of the skin so to completely remove it a minor surgery is usually necessary. In most cases the final scar is less visible than the mole itself. Simply shaving the mole off flush with the skin is not effective. Non-surgical treatments may fade a mole but not remove them. ...Read more

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My husband had 3 moles removed by a dermatologist n we got a call back in 2days stating now needs surgery cuz they 're in a change mode. Surg in 4 wks!

My husband had 3 moles removed by a dermatologist n we got a call back in 2days stating now needs surgery cuz they 're in a change mode. Surg in 4 wks!

Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and remove moles without any scarring?

Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and remove moles without any scarring?

Without scars? No: Any time skin lumps, bumps, or lesions are removed (whether it be surgically, chemically or with a laser), it will leave a scar. If done expertly, and carefully, the scars will be well-hidden, and imperceptible to friends or casual observers. You will likely always know they are there, simply because you know what was done. Before you remove anything, always rule out skin cancer first. ...Read more

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I hav wart n moles in my thigh. Althouh I remove with a corn tape. It appears again please help me. I want to remove it without surgeory..

I hav wart n moles in my thigh. Althouh I remove with a corn tape. It appears again please help me. I want to remove it without surgeory..

Cryotherapy orplaste: Your doctor could use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. May require more than one treatment or may prescribe salicylic acid plaster. ...Read more

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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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How do I get rid of my mole without surgery?

How do I get rid of my mole without surgery?

Laser: A vascular laser can remove pigmented lesions. But this needs to be confirmed that it is not cancer usually by biopsy. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a mole, without surgery?

Mole: Surgical removal is the only recommended way to get rid of a mole and have sent for a biopsy. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for there to be a scar after a mole surgery?

Would it be unusual for there to be a scar after a mole surgery?

Yes: All operations leave scars, which should fade with time and become less visible. Very large disfiguring scars can be treated, but a small scar is normal. ...Read more

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Can I request mole removal while under anesthetic from another surgery?

Can I request mole removal while under anesthetic from another surgery?

Yes: Requesting doesn't mean your surgeon will agree, but it never hurts to ask. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous and sick 8 hours after having a mole removal surgery, are my syptoms because of it?

I feel nauseous and sick 8 hours after having a mole removal surgery, are my syptoms because of it?

MethodOfAnesthesia??: It is not uncommon to have nausea after twilight or general anesthesia; however, if the mole was removed with you awake, under local anesthesia alone, your symptoms are probably unrelated to the surgery. ...Read more

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I had apendix operation surgery when I was 10. Now I'm 30 and a month back I see a hard mole like structure developing just next to where I had the st?

I had apendix operation surgery when I was 10. Now I'm 30 and a month back I see a hard mole like structure developing just next to where I had the st?

Dermatologist: I feel that any skin lesion that looks very different from anything else on your body should be evaluated by a dermatologist for peace of mind even though it may turn out to be a benign entity like a wen. Scars have been known to develop malignant skin lesions.. ...Read more

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I am told I have a neeva mole and that it will turn cancer so surgery is scheduled will it always turn cancer?

Small number: Nevi are part of the spectrum of pigmented skin lesions including the malignant form, that is melanoma. When a nevus is noted, those changes that are significant are related to enlargement, peripheral inflammatory changes suggesting mutations with a local immune response and ulceration again suggesting host immune response to destroy the lesion. If suspicious excision employed. ...Read more

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Is mole removal on an eyelid safe? Ever since I was born, I have had a large mole on my right eyelid. Everybody notices it, so I feel like it is negatively affecting my everyday life. I want to get mole removal surgery done, but I am scared of letting a d

Is mole removal on an eyelid safe? Ever since I was born, I have had a large mole on my right eyelid. Everybody notices it, so I feel like it is negatively affecting my everyday life. I want to get mole removal surgery done, but I am scared of letting a d

Of: Of course it always depends on the individual circumstances, but generally speaking mole removal, even from an eyelid can be accomplished safely with little risk. Assuming that you are otherwise healthy, the major considerations would be the size of the lesion as it relates to the amount of surrounding skin and the proximity to the lash line. ...Read more

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Can I combine scar revision & mole removal with other facial surgery?

Can I combine scar revision & mole removal with other facial surgery?

Depends...: This should be answered by your doctor who is performing the scar revision. Generally, if your scar revision require surgical excision, and the mole in question happens to be near the area to be excised, then it is easy to remove the mole along with the scar. If your mole is raised, your doctor may choose to simply shave excise the mole independent of your scar revision. ...Read more

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Surgery removal of a black mole on the facce if it's a bad doctor can I leave w scar. How do I prevent more black moles surge?

Surgery removal of a black mole on the facce if it's a bad doctor can I leave w scar. How do I prevent more black moles surge?

No prevention: You can't really prevent moles but if they are growing, changing in color or become inflamed it could be a sign of a malignant transformation and should be removed. ...Read more

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I had a small mole biopseyed on my neck. It came back as squamos cell carcinoma. The biopsy apparantly got all of the mole. Should I have surgery?

I had a small mole biopseyed on my neck. It came back as squamos cell carcinoma. The biopsy apparantly got all of the mole. Should I have surgery?

If tumor remains: Squamous cell carcinoma treatment depends on location, age, size, depth but if small, the excision biopsy could have taken all cancer cells. Verify with docs and pathologist if that is the case, since apparently is the operative word. Margins should be free. If unsure, Moh's and excision wider margins are choices with high cure rates. Local drugs, radiotherapy are options for residual tumor. Goodluck ...Read more

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I have a raised mole size of a pencil eraser on my face that I want gone. Allergic to local anesthetic used in surgery so must do naturally. Ideas?

I have a raised mole size of a pencil eraser on my face that I want gone. Allergic to local anesthetic used in surgery so must do naturally. Ideas?

Allergic to local: Allergies to local are highly unusual, but I am sure you could have something to avoid pain with it's removal. You need to talk to the doctor and they will figure out what to do. ...Read more

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Can laser surgery on my gums get rid of my black dot in my upper gum? My dentist said that is was a "mole" but I really want an answer from an expert

Can laser surgery on my gums get rid of my black dot in my upper gum? My dentist said that is was a "mole" but I really want an answer from an expert

Yes. But: The first thing to get is an accurate diagnosis of what the black mole is?
Assuming that it is a lesion that doesn't need to be biopsied, then a nd/yag 1064 can be used to remove pigmented lesions in the mouth and elsewhere.
www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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