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Urine To Remove Moles
I have a mole i would like to remove on my forehead with home remedies.It is quite small.I tried honey but I'm not sure it works.Will urine work& how?
No home remedies: Self treatment is not a good idea to remove a mole. If it is of concern, please see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for removal. The removed tissue should be submitted to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I have very strange white mole looking things on my skin. If I have skin cancer would it have shown up on my blood and urine work?
I have a single bump on the side of my penile shaft always used protection no irritation while urine no itching spread or burn almost mole like?
Bump on penis: MAY be plaque or fordyce spots, which are smaller. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. Be sure to tell him/her if your penis curves in an unusual direction upon erection which is indicative of another condition called Peyronie's disease. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have had a few moles/growths pop up on my back recently, my recommendations where I can go to get them checked or removed please. I have a smart essential plan. Don’t think it’s covered in my plan but I am just looking for assistance on where to go?
GP or Dermatologist:
Most primary care doctors will have training in how to check moles and if they require removal are often able to do so. Alternatively a dermatologist or plastic surgeon could also be useful, particularly the dermatologist since this is their area. Here's some recommended dermatologists in the Johannesburg area if thats any help:
http://dermatologistsinjohannesburg.co.za ...Read more
Nevus excisiom: Moles are known as nevi to doctors. Nevi can be regular or irregular, and can rarely evolve into melanoma. These are often removed under local anesthesia. This means that lidocain can be injected beneath the skin, and the lesion is removed with a small healthy margin of skin around it. They are often sent to a pathologist to make sure they are not irregular or cancerous ...Read more
Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more
You need a doctor to: Seek medical advice, as you can not safely remove a mole yourself. If you try to do so you can harm yourself as melanomas require careful diagnosis and proper management . Otherwise you are taking a risk with your life. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Moles are removed because they can grow to become melanoma and often it is difficult to tell the difference between a mole and early melanoma. So removal of moles is common practice and the need to be examined under the microscope to make sure they are benign. If they are cancerous(called melanoma) a wider excision(more surgery) is recommended. ...Read more
Would not do it: 1st, you'll need anesthesia and that is not over the counter. 2nd you will want to send the specimen which is excised in a fixative to a pathology lab for histologic identification. That is standard practice whenever anything is surgically removed from the body. Only a medical profession has the materials and knowledge of how to do that. Finally, you need to suture the area sterilely. Really? ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis:
This truly depends on the appearance of the lesion. If it is a true mole, it will likely require excision for a cure and to prevent malignant transformation.
If it is however, a pigmented lesion, laser may be perfectly adequate. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis first. ...Read more
Mole removal: A small injection of numbing medicine such as Lidocaine is used prior to the procedure. An instrument is then used to remove the mole ( this is painless now that area is numb) sometimes stitches are placed other times the area is allowed to heal on its own. Talk to a dermatologist to determine which technique is best for certain moles in certain locations. ...Read more