How Can You Have a Compound Melanocytic Nevus, Recurrent Nevus when This Was the First Mole Removal?

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How Can You Have a Compound Melanocytic Nevus, Recurrent Nevus when This Was the First Mole Removal?

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Thank you for your question. Usually when a mole is removed, there's a possibility of re-growth, called a recurrent nevus. Melanocytic nevi are usually benign and left untreated unless there's a change in size, color, shape and evolving. I would recommend a yearly skin cancer check by a Board Certified Dermatologist. I hope this helps.


Bay Area Dermatologist
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Types of moles from a mole removal - nevus

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The diagnosis is likely a combination of patient history given by the dermatologist and the pathologist's diagnosis.  I would ask for a clarification, for accuracy sake, from your clinician. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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