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Nerve damage after mole removal?

Had mole biopsied on my back. 1 week later developed horrible pain like Shingles. Not shingles though. what is it??

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Mole removal and complications

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Any rare reaction should be managed with an examination to determine the causes and treatment. Most mole removals are uneventful.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Nerve damage after mole removal

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A mole removal is usually a very shallow procedure. While a nerve could be affected afterwards, this would be very, very, very rare. If you are having pain there, I would suggest you follow up with your provider. The two could be totally unrelated.

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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