Pain and Bleeding from at Home Mole Removal?
- Asked by lena in chitown in Richton Park, Illinois
- 4 years ago
I'm interested in trying mole removal at home by myself using the scissors. Will it be very painful? I'm more interested in knowing about the bleeding.
I would not recommend anyone try to removal a mole on themselves. Please see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Hope You Are Kidding
I hope you are kidding.
This would be kinda like me calling up the fire department and telling them I'm planning to make a big bonfire in my backyard and asking whether they would recommend I use a match or a lighter to set it.
Besides the potential bleeding, and anticipated poor cosmetic result, your specimen should be sent to a pathology lab. Few labs ( if any) will accept specimens from lay people.
If cost is an issue, I would call around to see which dermatologist or plastic surgeon would charge you the least. Alternatively, if your city hosts a free clinic, I would schedule an appointment there.
You might write your Congressman to amend the very ill-advised CLIA 89 bill which prevents the uninsured from having their slides interpretted by their dermatologist ( in most cases) thereby tripling the cost of the procedure.