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Had a mole removed which wasn't biopsied at the time. Dr went back and got tissue to biopsy. Path negative. But would the scar tissue show melanoma?

Melanoma? Always any removed tissue should be sent to histopathology. Help me, the Dr. did the procedure and did not sent the tissue the first time? or he did take a portion of the specimen which was sent for examination? If he did the above is correct, otherwise is a guessing work which will be non contributory. You should pay attention and if in the mole or pigment recurs go immediately to a cancer cente. Read more...

18 mnth ago mole 3-4mm was accident scratched then I went into hot tub and mole peeled away. Now scar tissue no mole. If melanoma would it show now?

Not necessarily. If the question is if 18 months surveillance is enough for a melanoma follow up I would answer no. Know your ABCD' s for melanoma and always check for dynamics. If in doubt or location is an issue have your doc take a look at the lesion. Scars are always unpredictable. Read more...

Biopsy on 3 toenails with longitudinal streaks. No evidence of melanocytes (melanoma) or fungus. Consistent with scar tissue. Patho and Dr stumped???

Some . Longitudinal streaks are completely normal, also, it is prudent the biopsy be taken from he proper location which is under the cuticle region not from the regular nail plate. Read more...
Event marker... I wish I knew if all three toenails involved were on the same foot., or even contingent toes. Longitudinal markings do not have to be from melanoma or fungus. The streaks come from the nail matrix area. something has caused the root to mark the the new nails as they grow. This could be from chemical, thermal or physical damage to the root areas. Sometime it's permanent and other times temporary. Read more...