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What Does Skin Look Like After A Mole Is Removed
Had mole removed 4 weeks ago, stitches have been removed but looks like nurse has left parts of the stitches in the skin. Should I just leave them?
About a year ago I grew a mole in the back of my head and my dr said it was normal. Now the mole look like it shrinked. Should I be woried? Is it normal?
Scalp mole shrinking: Return for examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more
I've had a large mole on the side of my head all my life. When should I consider having it removed?
Mole/nevus: Most are benign. If you notice it changing colors or shape it's time to have a board certified dermatologist evaluate the lesion. ...Read more
My friend got a mole removed the other day and now the skin that was underneath is a tar black. Is that normal?
Cautery: The doctor that removed the mole probably used either electrocautery or silver nitrate to control the bleeding after removal of the mole. Either method would turn the tissue underneath black. ...Read more
Hi, I would like to find out about the procedure to remove a mole on the face. Is it advisable to remove it and will the skin recover once it is removed or will the procedure leave a scar on the face?
Ask the Dr: Only a personal consultation can answer this question. Depends on the size and type of "mole". Depends on the type of skin. Depends on the skill and smarts and experience of the DR. Note that "mole" is not a medical term. Is it a nevus, a keratosis, a cancer, or one of a hundred other skin lesions? ...Read more
Skin mole: Possibly, but there would be no pathologic examination of the lesion. If it were to turn out to be a skin cancer rather than a benign mole, you might not know until it metastasized it is best to see a dermatologist and have it removed and examined.. ...Read more
Mole and haircut: Usually unless your doctors says otherwise due to the extensiveness of the surgury. ...Read more
Infected: You removed your own mole? It is either inflamed or infected. I would suggest you see a health professional before it gets worse. ...Read more
Hi I removed mole with dermatend and the mole came of but left a hole in my skin will that hole fill in and how long will it take?
Depends: On size of wound, location. Best to get it checked. ...Read more
I had a mole removed that came back abnormal junctional nevus". I'm going to get more skin around the site removed, mwhat dows this mean?
What is abnormal?: Junctional nevus is a benign lesion. Ask your doctor what "abnormal" means, because that's a very vague diagnosis. The pathologist may have seen something in the specimen that s/he wasn't absolutely sure about, but s/he should be much more specific than "abnormal", and your doctor should explain why more tissue needs to be removed from a benign lesion. ...Read more
I had a mole removed that came back as junctional nevus I have to go back for more skin around the site removed what does this mean is it probsble mel?
No.: Junctional nevus is a benign lesion. Ask your doctor why more tissue needs to be removed. It may be because the pathologist saw something in the specimen that he wasn't absolutely sure was benign, or there may be another reason. You have a right to know. ...Read more
Can always ask: One has the opportunity to ASK to have a mole, or several moles, removed when visiting a skin doctor (dermatologist). Removal is often at a second appointment. The patient and doctor can decide on a plan. Moles that need to be removed for safety reasons, are usually covered by insurance. Moles that one wants to remove for appearance reasons, are "self-paid" by the patient. ...Read more
Mole removed (w/out biopsy) & w/in 2 weeks it grew back. Not perfect circle & dark center & gets lighter until blends w/ skin around. Should I b concerned?
First of all, moles should always be biopsied when removed.
Often moles will regrow if the original mole was deeper below the skin and a shave removal was done. I would have original dermatologist look at the area who removed it to make sure it is just pigment regrowth from an incompletely removed mole. ...Read more
Why do some doctors want to take out more skin after a dysphasia mole is removed with large margins and why do others not do this?
Dysplastic mole: It depends on the degree of dysplasia and how close the cells are to the original margins. The goal is to remove the dysplastic cells from the area. ...Read more
Had tiny mole most of life. Tip fell off, removing most it. Grew back. Derm said blackhead, but doesn't look like. Not extractable, shiny skin over it.
I have thes small pigmented lesion on my scrotum. It look like a skin tag and a mole when moved it moves right n left. Uro said notwarts. Am I to worry?
Leave them alone...: What you described should be left alone and deserves just a watch & wait to see how these lesions may change in size & shape and evolve since most likely they are benign or STD-related. Clinically, they could indeed be skin tags, or moles or keratosis Yet, without a direct look at, it is still hard to tell what they may be. How to verify? To http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more
Can the area where a mole was previously removed be re-biopsied? Anyway to find out if melanoma is below the skin?
Re diagnostic bx: YES! Ask for re bx of area. You might incur fees though! ...Read more
My sister's (age almost 17) non birth mark mole turned light brown. She removed the mole and skin around it with her fingernails. Is it normal?
I had a big mole removed from my shoulder recently, but im lifting weight which cause the skin to move, can it cause the wound to scar? Or its ok?
Go easy for now: You might want to work some other body parts for the next two weeks, and leave the sutures in a bit longer, if you don't want the scar bigger than it needs to be. I'm really glad you're lifting -- it's a wonderful gift to yourself that no amount of money can match. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scratched off top part of brown/black mole on leg with fingernail. Aug 2015 skin removed for similar appearing mole, should I be concerned? Dr appt?
Does melanoma contine to grow and change on skin. Just had mole removed dr feels aytipical no changes at least in last 2 years and seen four derms (6mth screenings) rounded flat dark brown 5-6mm mole?
Ugly duckling: No hard and fast rules about when to watch and when to cut. One way to decide is the ugly duckling principle. If one mole looks a lot different then the rest remove it. If a lot of abnormal moles take the worst, the one that is changing, or new. For sure remove if =/>7mm irreg shape > 2 colors fuzzy borders. There is also the willy factor. If it gives me the "willies" get it out. Good health ...Read more
I recently removed a healthy mole with apple cider vinegar and was wondering if there are still cells remaining in my skin and can those turn cancerou?
"Healthy" mole?: How do you know for sure that it was a "healthy" mole and not a cancerous one in the first place? We generally don't like when patients treat themselves, especially with something that could very well be a melanoma, as a worst case scenario. Not to say that it was, of course, but please see a Dermatologist in the very near future. ...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
Dermatologist office called. Tiny mole they removed was mildly dysplatic. He wants to do a larger incision 'just to be safe because of an area of damage skin'. What does this remark mean?
Mole: Atypical, formerly termed dysplastic moles are "graded" mild, moderate, or severely atypical. The biopsy is read by a pathologist and it may be determined if the mole was completely removed or not. At times, the dermatologist may use clinical judgement to remove more tissue if the results are ambiguous. Talk to your dermatologist regarding all options ...Read more
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
Had a mole removed 9/19 in between right breast & armpit. Bandaids & paper tape are ripping my skin up, painful. When can I leave the wound uncovered?
Many things may cause this
You need an exam to help find the answer ...Read more
2 red raised skin lumps look like moles bright red in colour on neck and back are these cancerous?
Should evaluate for
c)varied or multicolor
d)diameter > 1 cm. ...Read more
I had 3 moles removed & they are healing well, but I'm having a reaction to the bandage adhesive. It's making my skin red & itchy, any alternative?
Bandage Reaction: Reaction to tapes applied over incisions is not oncommon. When it happens, you simply need to remove the tapes and clean the area. The irritation will resolve in time. ...Read more
Sounds like irregular borders.
See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a white mole on my head. I have had it for over six months. And feels like it is bigger than when I first noticed. Shoyld I be concerned?
Yes: If it is a changing growing mole, I would be concerned and advise that you see a dermatologist for an evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more
Black dot that looks like a mole, appeared after I burnt my skin in the kitchen. Is it actually a mole?
Might be a scar: Dermatologic eval would determine diagnosis and help formulate treatment plan if indicated. ...Read more