Should I worry about a hard, large, pink bump on my back from where I recently had a mole removed? (Photo)
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Bump at site of mole removal.
Looking at the photo, combined with your history, this is almost certainly an hypertrophic scar that has developed at the mole shave excision site. It is important to confirm the original mole's histology with your dermatologist and get them to review this outcome. It is a well recognised risk that such an outcome is possible with any surgery, but more so if you have a history of such scar formation from past surgery or accidents, and on the upper back, chest and shoulder sites in particular. Assuming benign histology, this is nothing to worry about. Hypertrophic scars can improve with: time, silicone gels being applied over months, and the use of topically applied or locally injected steroids. Your dermatologist is the best person to evaluate this area, as they have all the pertinent details to hand, and to give the appropriate advice to you. Good luck!
Bump After a Biopsy
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