Nevus Removal

The majority of nevi, frequently known as moles, appear throughout childhood or adolescence, still many occur in adulthood. A great number of growths might go unobserved till they become a nuisance by interfering with shaving or else rubbing against clothing. For these dilemmas, one ought to utilize a mole removal cream in order to remove the tumor.

Moles have the capablility to transform in regards to color and grow to be higher than your skin with the passage of time. Then again, most remain the same and never vary whatsoever. In addition, a few may disappear entirely. Whenever your mole tends to be located within an area which will be very visible, then you possibly will want to take into account a procedure in order to get rid of your blemish.

In lots of cases growths will be totally not dangerous. However, if your blemishes changes in appearance and size, bleed, have ragged edges or are not uniform in color then you need to seek medical care. Those aspects have been discovered to be typical for nevi which are cancerous. For this scenario, a person must undergo a method to be able to remove the tumor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Scar after removal of halo nevus?
    Last week I had a mole removed because it was a halo nevus (mole surrounded by circle of white) - it didn't look cancerous or anything but needed to be removed just to make sure. Anyway, it's still healing. I just want to know if anyone has had a halo nevus removed before, and if the depigmented area repigmented? So far the area that was white is red, probably from irritation. But I really hope it repigments so my scar isn't even more noticeable in an area of such light skin.

    Hope I get some feedback..thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      of course it is going to scar a little. Put some vitamin e on it to reduce the scarring

  2. QUESTION:
    removal of conjunctival nevus on a 4 year old. thoughts...?
    My 4 year old has a conjunctival nevus (mark in the white of her eye). It has been there as long as I can remember. In the last year it has grown in size. I have been told this needs removing, day surgery home later in the day. I'm worried about an operation on someone so young on the white of the eye. and the psychological issues, being so young.

    • ANSWER:
      The concern is probably that it has grown. The doctor probably wants to remove it and do a biopsy. This seems like a good idea. Remember that the conjunctiva is the layer of tissue over the sclera so this is really pretty superficial.

  3. QUESTION:
    dangers of removal of too much moles/nevus?
    Could there be possible hazards/dangers of removing many nevus to avoid melanoma?

    I mean it would be better if you removed all dyplastic nevus in your body as a precaution for melanoma protection

    However could removing too much moles due any harmful damage?
    Or no because your *removed* part of your skin will just repair itself

    • ANSWER:
      Yes of course there are risks involved. This is why it should only be done when it is necessary.

  4. QUESTION:
    how to removes nevus it looks really bad?
    i am 17 years old girls i didnt noticed first but now its clearly noticed small brown spots under my eye and its not birth mark.i need medicines or sumthing for its removal

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see your doctor. You cannot remove it on your own. It requires surgery.

  5. QUESTION:
    Nevus of Ota Treatment Costs?
    Does anyone know about how much it costs to get the removal using laser?

    • ANSWER:
      You can easily check your minimal health care rates in internet, for example here - healthquotes.awardspace.info

  6. QUESTION:
    Birthmark removal question?
    I have a birthmark right in the center of my belly. It is sooo embarrassing!
    It is only small, a little bigger than my thumb nail but its dark, slightly raised and really REALLY obvious
    I am only 15 but summers here and i cant wear a bikini or short tops
    i think its name is Congenital melanocytic nevus
    should i contact my doctor? i just want it GONE! :(
    Many thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      If you hate it that much then speak to yourr doctor !

      Or cover it with make up or just leave it, it wat makes you !

  7. QUESTION:
    Mole removal issues (scam or fraud?)?
    Had a weird spot on my forehead so I went to a dermatologist. I have a history of issues with moles, but this was a weird, scabby thing. My usual guy had retired, so I went to a new place. This new place is also a MAJOR plastic surgery pusher. You are literally inundated with videos, pamphlets, etc. the minute you walk in.

    The doc froze the thing on my forehead off, said it was nothing to worry about, but wanted to do a full body mole check since it had been about 5 years since my last, and I've had several moles removed, and a history of moles in my family. He spotted 10 moles to remove and told me we had to do them 2 at a time, every two weeks. So, I followed along, and *surprise* half of them came back dysplastic nevi and the other half normal.

    Then I get hit with the bill. There was a lot that my insurance company refused to cover and when I called them about it, they said that there was no reason to spread them out to all those visits and that some of the coding was not acceptable to them. Now my docs office is putting the hard pressure on me to pay up (been less than a month since my last mole removal). Then I find some articles online saying that some doctors play off your fears and have you get multiple moles removed when they know perfectly well that the chances of them even becoming skin cancer are rare.

    Anyone had a similar situation? Does this sound like some kind of scam? Just wondering how hard I should push back before I pay the bill.

    For sure, I will never go back to this place, and will try a regular dermatologist from now on. Any place who does a hard sell on non-necessary items like plastic surgery can't be all that great.
    Really he just said "Oh, these have to go. They all need to be checked." None were very large. I've had moles removed before - I know all the rules. They were all irregular border or color, but none larger than a pencil eraser. It is my call, but the problem is, when a doc puts it like that, and you have a history, it freaks you out. But now that the whole thing is said and done, and my insurance is saying they suspect the procedures, now I guess I do too. Blimey - why's it so hard!?

    • ANSWER:
      Hard to say.

      A medicine point of view:
      A tumor or unknown or possible malignancy or a probable becoming a cancer that less than 0,5 cm (If I'm not mistaken for the size) in size should be removed without the need to take a biopsy sample at first, while a biopsy is advised to be taken in a tumor/lesion that larger than 0,5 cm (example a 3 cm lump) previously before a removal had been done. That tumor that less than 0,5 cm not necessarily a malignant.

      The question, does your doctor suspect like I said? Does he mentioned that the mole he removed could lead to cancer? Or did he say he removed it so your skin will looks good?

      Insurance point of view:
      Any medical procedure that unnecessary, including cosmetic surgery would not be covered by the company (including a removal of a false positive tumor like in your case?)

      Well, you're the judge

  8. QUESTION:
    Does laser mole removal remove a mole like this? (picture)?
    Here's a picture of what it kind of looks like.( not me ) but mine looks a lot like it, and it is above my lip. Not really dying to get rid of it, but I'd definitely look better without it. Just wondering if it'll scar at all . thanks
    http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/articles/health_tools/precancerous_lesions_slideshow/PRinc_photo_of_benign_nevus_above_lip.jpg

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  9. QUESTION:
    How do I remove this type of mole?
    This isn't me, but it's sort of like this:
    http://www.visualdxhealth.com/images/dx/webChild/nevus_36229_med.jpg

    I have one between my legs that I don't like because it's not just a flat one, but comes out like the one in the picture. I've had it ever since I was a little kid to and the older I get the more grossed out I am about it. I need something safe for genitalia, but it's not quite on it or anything. I'd rather do something safe at home than go to a doctor because I'm rather modest and don't want to be pants'd in an office or anything. Especially being a young girl and having an old man. *shivers*

    So any home remedies? Or does mole removal need to be done by doctors?

    • ANSWER:
      the thing is.. you really should go to the dr and have it done. normally it isn't done by your pmc doc. they usually send you out to a dermatologist or if there is one in your building he'll/she'll do it. You can ask for a female. But see usually when they remove it they have to cut beneath the skin to get the "legs" out of your body as well so it doesn't grow back. plus they always like to make sure it isn't cancerous. if you don't get it all then it cold grow back and it could be cancerous the 2nd time around. There isn't anything to be scared about or ashamed of.

      be safe and do it at an office. The safest way!

  10. QUESTION:
    Biopsy for suspicious moles...PLEASE PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO READ?
    have to moles that are flat but are different shades of color ( no black ) but still different shades and irregular borders. I don't know when they appeared but I know they have not always been there. I had horrible sun exposure when I was younger so I was terrified.
    I went to the dermatologist and she looked at the moles. She said ( to my surprise ) that she was not concerned and theres like less than a one percent chance they are cancerous. She said what they DO look like is dsyplastic nevi and she wants to remove them because she said that they look like something that if left alone can turn into melanoma/ or reg. skin cancer. 10 or 20 years from now.
    I had this app. in May and my removal/biopsy isn't till August. I called begging for a closer app but they have nothing. She told me if she was concerned she would have me in right away and told me not to worry. But I still am TERRIFIED...should I relax. Anybody have new moles appear that were not cancerous when a biopsy was performed.

    • ANSWER:
      A dysplastic nevus or mole is a mole that has some weird characteristics but isn't a true melanoma. But, because they look abnormal, and if you only have a limited number of them, it's probably best to take them off and have them examined, in order to prevent the small, but real, possibility of their turning malignant in the future. Please don't worry about the two month wait; these are not going to turn against you in such a short time. If they do become malignant, it'd take years to do that, as a rule. What your dermatologist is doing is absolutely OK. And,hopefully, she told you to be extremely careful with your sunlight exposure in the future.

  11. QUESTION:
    Biopsy for suspicious moles? PLEASE PLEASE TAKE A SEC TO READ?
    I have to moles that are flat but are different shades of color ( no black ) but still different shades and irregular borders. I don't know when they appeared but I know they have not always been there. I had horrible sun exposure when I was younger so I was terrified.
    I went to the dermatologist and she looked at the moles. She said ( to my surprise ) that she was not concerned and theres like less than a one percent chance they are cancerous. She said what they DO look like is dsyplastic nevi and she wants to remove them because she said that they look like something that if left alone can turn into melanoma/ or reg. skin cancer. 10 or 20 years from now.
    I had this app. in May and my removal/biopsy isn't till August. I called begging for a closer app but they have nothing. She told me if she was concerned she would have me in right away and told me not to worry. But I still am TERRIFIED...should I relax. Anybody have new moles appear that were not cancerous when a biopsy was performed.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you should not worry, even if they were cancerous, you should be okay until then, if you are that scard make a nother app with a diffrent dermitologist.

  12. QUESTION:
    dangers of removal of too much moles/nevus?
    Could there be possible hazards/dangers of removing many nevus to avoid melanoma?

    I mean it would be better if you removed all dyplastic nevus in your body as a precaution for melanoma protection

    However could removing too much moles due any harmful damage?
    Or no because your *removed* part of your skin will just repair itself

    • ANSWER:
      I agree -- not worth the effort.

      Have you had a mole removed and tested yet?

      Like most guys over the age of 45 (who liked the sun and take good care of themselves) I have had a couple removed and tested. I am not particularly "mole-y", but I still have more than a handful left.

      The doctor said that limiting sun exposure was the most important thing I could do...in addition, I should look myself over on a regular basis for anything that changes or looks odd (he gave me pictures) and then I should come see him every year for an official once over.

      I got the distinct impression from him that the "mole-y-er" you are the higher the risk -- all things being equal -- and that higher the count the more important it is to stay out of the sun.



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